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"Relationships you have with people can make and break your business. We know that it is due to the support of our customers, distributors and employees that help keep us growing year after year."

Roddey Player, President & CEO

The History of Queen City Audio Video Appliances

Founded in July, 1952 by Woody Player, as Queen City Television Service Company, it began as a TV repair business.

The 60's began our expansion in Charlotte with the addition of 2 stores and appliances.

By the early 1990’s, Queen City developed a dedicated Builder/Contract sales division which further lead to the growth of the business.

Bedding was added in mid-2010 and in 2017, Queen City continued their expansion with the addition of furniture at the new Queen City Home Store.

Today, Queen City serves the Charlotte DMA with 6 stores in Charlotte, Pineville, Monroe, Salisbury and Morganton, NC.

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Woody Player

Founder Woody Player

Player Family

Roddey, Frances & Kate Player

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Awards and Accolades

Queen City is currently ranked as one of the top 40 appliances retailers in the country and has been featured on WCCB, WBTV and Charlotte Today and in Independent Thinker, i3 – It is Innovation, Charlotte Observer, and TWICE Magazine, among others. Click here to read more on our BLOG.

2015, 2016 Regional & National Team Winner - Commercial Specialty
2018 The Timex Award presented by Classica

Roddey Player News

See Queen City Audio Video Appliance on the Charlotte Today Show. Click HERE

Star Featured

Top 40 Appliance Retailer In The Country


Ben Willis, Director of Sales & Merchandise filming for Electrolux


Interior Design Society meeting at the Queen City Home Store

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Victoria Alicea, Director of Marketing Presenting at National Association of Remodelers Industry Event

Industry Involvement

NARI - National Association of Remodeling Industry
Lake Norman Home Builders Association
Nationwide Marketing Group
Interior Design Society
Industry Advisory Council

Queen City Hosts Charlotte's About Your House radio show

Queen City Hosts Charlotte's "About Your House" radio show

Foundations Supported

Moped2Memphis for St Jude
American Red Cross
Susan G Komen BCC Rally for the Cure
Hearts & Hope
Make-A-Wish Foundation
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolinas
Nations Ford Elementary

5th Grade

5th Grade Cookout at Nations Ford Elementary

Foundations Supported

Youth Orchestras of Charlotte Performing at the Queen City Home Store

Nations Ford

5th Grade Cookout at Nations Ford Elementary


Community Partnerships

Charlotte Checkers

Charlotte Checkers

Community Boards

The Employers Association
Wake Forest University Center for Private Business
East Mecklenburg Foundation
Interior Design Society's Showhouse Marketing Committee

Roddey Player speaking to Wake Forest University Center for Private Business

Queen City hosts the Wake Forest Center for Private Business

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Roddey Player, CEO Speaking at the Charlotte Business Exchange