Appliances have always been a part of Carlita Belgrove’s life. Inspired by her late father’s legacy as owner of Belgrove Appliance, Inc., she took over the family business in June 2000 and has since transformed it into her own unique creation.
Many customers seek the famous “Stove Lady” (www.stovelady.com) because of the meticulous attention and loving care she invests in each project she accepts. “Every stove that comes through the door is treated as if it were my grandmother’s stove,” she says of her projects, each of which typically takes between two and six months to restore. She feels it’s that same sense of nostalgic attachment that explains why several of her customers have been coming to her for years.
But it also seems to be Belgrove herself who keeps them coming back. She infuses each project with warmth not just because of her innate passion for her work but also because, she says, she truly cares for her customers. “I love what I do, because it allows me to meet and interact with genuinely good people, people I’ve grown to care about.”