Employee Spotlight: Derek Blanton

Posted June 18th, 2021

Meet Derek Blanton! Derek is a product specialist at our W. Roosevelt Blvd. Store in Monroe.

Tell us what you do at QC.

I am a product specialist in Appliances, Electronics, as well as Bedding. Been in the business approximately 10 years. I work in Retail, Online, and Builder sales!

Tell us what brand of appliances you have at your home and why you chose them or why you like them if they were chosen for you.

In my house, I have all LG products. My LG front load washer has the new TurboWash technology which will wash large loads in under 30 minutes. LG is also certified Asthma & Allergy friendly (AAFA).

I also have an LG Nanocell 4k UHD TV. With the new Nanocell technology, only pure and accurate colors are displayed on the screen, making a more realistic picture and bringing content to life!

Tell us about one new interesting product or item you have seen come out this year that the customers HAVE to see.

Customers must come see what new in front load laundry technology. LG washers, for example, do the laundry in half the time. With some models offering up to 5.0 cubic ft in capacity and up to 14 different wash programs, including Turbowash, laundry is no longer a chore! Got pets? LG is certified in the AAFA and has been rated to remove up to 95% of pet dander & dust.

If you're a TV enthusiast, make sure to check out the new OLED and NANO cell tv's in we havestock! AI (Artificial Intelligence) enhancements make gaming, movie watching, and streaming the ultimate experience! We also carry Klispch, Yamaha, and Samsung soundbars to give you cinema like sound quality at home.

Tell us why customers should come see you at Queen City.

Come see me because I enjoy working with people and finding solutions. With Queen City having such a strong reputation, I strive to take care of each and every customer and continue the positive reputation we have established in the marketplace. ​Whether you are looking for a 24" tv, or a complete custom kitchen remodel, you will be treated with the best selection, right prices, and real answers guaranteed!

Derek has been inducted into the AV Knights, 2022 group. In order to be "knighted" the Product Specialists were required to hit sales targets in the areas of TV's, Audio and A/V Equipment. In addition, they attended extensive electronics training put on by our manfacturers.


What’s your favorite TV and why?

There are features and benefits to all brands, so I do not have one in particular that I would recommend over another. The goal is to find the TV that will suit the customer' wants/needs the best.

How does being a part of the AV Knights benefit your customers?

Knowledge to help assist in purchasing a tv, and the knowledge to help troubleshoot if help is needed.

You were crowned an AV Knight – What makes Queen City the place to shop for TVs and Electronics?

Experienced specialists with years of experience. We also guarantee the lowest price, and offer installation.

What is a new hot item/product you want to show someone when they come to see you at the showroom?

New Outdoor TV by Samsung Electronics that is able to withstand weather elements.

See Derek at our W. Roosevelt Blvd. Store in Monroe.

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