Prior Electric recently opened in Hallock, Minn. Amy and Brad Bassingthwaite, Roseau, Minn., are the owners of this appliance sales and repair business and are pictured here with their daughter Emma. (Photo Submitted)
By Margie Holmgren
What started out as a bookkeeping job has ended up in ownership of not one but two location’s of Prior Electric.
Amy Bassingthwaite, along with her husband, Brad, are offering appliance sales and repair in Hallock, Minn. Located in the old chiropractor building, they have set up a show room with appliances and are open Wednesdays and Thursdays 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Amy says she was looking for a part-time job when their daughter, Emma, who is currently an 8th grader, went into kindergarten.
“Once I started working there I wanted to know more about the appliances, so I could answer questions for customers and sell them,” she explained.
She has been in the business for nine years, purchasing it in November of 2015.
Prior Electric sells GE appliances, Speed Queen laundry appliances; televisions, Pelican coolers and mugs, and MHP gas grills.
“We are also the warranty center for GE and Speed Queen,” Amy explains. “Which means if you have a problem with an appliance you purchase from them all you have to do is give them a call and they will take care of it for you.”
They also repair any brand of appliances, with most parts available within a few days.
In Amy’s free time she enjoys golfing on a ladies league in Roseau, and watching their daughter in her sporting activities – volleyball, basketball and softball.
“We try to spend time with both of our families at the lake,” Amy added. Amy is originally from Moorhead, Minn. and Brad, is from Sarles, N.D. Brad is a Test Engineer with Polaris.
Amy and Brad also enjoy time camping.
“I grew up with and have great memories of camping with family and friends,” explained Amy.
She is looking forward to getting to know the people of Hallock and becoming a part of this community.
Stop in and welcome Amy to Hallock and remember Prior Electric for your appliance needs. They are currently open Wednesdays and Thursdays 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Prior Electric, located in the Hallock Chiropractor building, has a nice variety of GE appliances on display. They will also be selling Speed Queen laundry appliances as well as televisions, coolers and gas grills. They are open Wednesdays and Thursdays 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Enterprise Photo by Margie Holmgren)