We are thrilled to announce the latest addition to the BCA family – Ray’s Appliances! Ray’s was selected to exclusively represent the APPLIANCE RETAILER category.
Chris LaPenta, President and Ryan LaPenta, Vice President, are third generation owners, and I’m excited for you to get to know them.
Meet Chris LaPenta: A World-Traveling Visionary
Did you know that Chris LaPenta, the President of Ray’s Appliances, once embarked on a daring backpacking adventure through Europe after college? During this epic six-week journey, Chris’s adventurous spirit led him to spend nights in both a train station and an airport. His determination and courage to explore new horizons are evident not only in his personal experiences but also in the visionary leadership he brings to Ray’s Appliances.
Meet Ryan LaPenta: A Music Aficionado with a Vibrant Soul
Ryan LaPenta, the Vice President of Ray’s Appliances, brings a different kind of vibrancy to the table – a passion for music and live performances. Having attended over 20 music festivals, more than 100 concerts, and witnessing the magic of over 500 bands, Ryan’s enthusiasm for life shines brightly. This zest for experiences translates into the dynamic energy he brings to Ray’s Appliances and his dedication to enhancing customer experiences.
ABOUT RAY’S APPLIANCES
A Legacy of Quality and Community
The story of Ray’s Appliances is one of heritage, resilience, and dedication to community. In 1944, the LaPenta Family established Ray’s Appliances in the heart of Conshohocken, a charming industrial town. Back then, they catered to the community’s needs by offering small appliances like toasters and curling irons, as well as timeless home essentials like refrigerators, ranges, and washing machines.
One of the pioneering moments in the town’s history was Ray’s Appliances introducing one of the first televisions. It’s said that crowds would gather in awe to witness this revolutionary invention. Ray LaPenta’s commitment to providing top-notch service to the community laid the foundation for the values that Ray’s Appliances cherishes to this very day.
As the years went by, Chris LaPenta took the reins in the 1980s, expanding Ray’s Appliances’ reach and bringing premium brands into the fold. With an eye on catering to a wider demographic, Chris relocated the business to a larger space, allowing the premium brands to shine. Today, the legacy continues with Chris’s sons, the third generation of the LaPenta family, at the helm.
Despite the evolving landscape of products and technology, the core family values that Ray’s Appliances was built upon in 1944 remain steadfast. Both Chris and Ryan LaPenta are deeply embedded in the community, mirroring the dedication and community-oriented approach that Ray LaPenta set in motion.
A Bright Future
Ray’s Appliances is poised to embark on a new chapter by exclusively representing the Appliance Retailer category within the BCA membership. With Chris and Ryan LaPenta’s leadership and the rich history of Ray’s Appliances, this partnership promises innovation, community engagement, and a commitment to delivering top-quality service to customers.
Join us in welcoming Ray’s Appliances to the BCA family! As we move forward, we eagerly anticipate the collaboration, growth, and positive impact that this partnership will undoubtedly bring to our BCA Community.
Below is a clip from our July Hospitality Breakfast about Ray’s Appliances.