I reflect back to my late 20’s, when my wife and I were eager to relocate after losing our home to Hurricane Andrew, August 24th 1992. We were ready for an exciting change when we left south Florida, where I had worked for Peter McGrath of Sound Components.

Having grown up in the Audio business, I was determined to find a company where performance, aesthetics and a culture of excellence was not only supported but also celebrated. Through a close friend, I was introduced to Definitive in Seattle — I quickly fell in love with the organization and the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest.

In May of 1993, my wife and I moved to Issaquah just as Definitive announced it plans to expand by opening a second showroom in Bellevue. I believe timing is everything, and mine could not have been better! I was thrilled for the opportunity to become Showroom Manager of this beautiful new Eastside showroom.

Now, 20 years later, I’m proud to celebrate Bellevue’s 20th anniversary. I’d like to say a special thanks to our wonderful staff and customers who make it one of the most successful showrooms of its kind.

Craig Abplanalp
Vice President of Sales, Definitive