Builder Division

Experience the TA Advantage

If you see a crane in the sky, trust that TA is nearby

TA Appliance and Barbecues is part of the Onward Group of companies, a family run business since 1906. Because of the rapidly growing developments in the Kitchener-Waterloo region, TA recognized a niche market and created a new division. A decade later, partners and projects have expanded to all over Ontario.

TA Builder Division
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TA Builder Division focuses on builders, contractors, and property managers to ensure they receive exceptional customer service and to continually foster relationships. TA Builder Division specializes in multi-residential developments. Our team works directly with you from conception to completion to select appliance packages that suit the needs of your projects.

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When you work with TA Builder Division, you will work with an account manager, an exclusive builder delivery team, certified installers, site management, and customer service personnel for each project.

Account Management

You will work closely with your account manager. They will assist you with the selection process, pricing, and any inquiries that you may have. Your account manager works with you and your project every step of the way.

Builder Delivery Team

TA Builder Division has its very own builder trucks and crews that deliver all over Ontario. Our Delivery and Installation Coordinator oversees the logistics, ensures prompt and proper movement of all deliveries, and more.

Installation Team

TA Builder Division has an exclusive, certified installation team that offers same day installation on multi-residential projects and next day installation for single-residential projects.

Customer Service

TA Builder Division has exclusive personnel to handle after-delivery customer service. If there are any issues with your product, such as damages or deficiencies, our Customer Service Support Team is there to help you promptly.

Our Programs

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Right Away with TA Property Management Program

When you sign up for Right Away with TA Property Management Program, you are guaranteed the same price for up to two years and can choose from a wide selection of our core products for next day delivery and install. Click here to sign up for the program.

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Trade Alliance Program

As part of the Trade Alliance Program, your customer will receive builder pricing on purchases with TA. We will inform you about upcoming brand offers and offer special incentives. Enjoy peace of mind knowing your customers will be taken care of by our trained Builder Team. TA will provide a wealth of information and specifications in a timely manner and coordinate training for you and your staff at your request.

Meet The Team

Jay Kressler

Vice President
Head Office

Jay Kressler

Vice President
Head Office

Jay has been in the appliance industry for over 20 years. He has held various positions over his career from sales professional to builder sales manager which has led him to his role of Vice President of TA Builder Division. Jay has been part of the Builder Team since its inception and has successfully completed over 100 projects. He prides himself with his attention to detail, around the clock availability, and critical thinking. His strengths shape the values and expectations the Builder Division instills. When working with Jay, you can be assured your needs and demands will be met. His drive and work ethic do not go unnoticed as his partnerships for projects turn into partnerships for life.

Nicole Gerth

Operations Manager
Head Office

Nicole Gerth

Operations Manager
Head Office

Nicole has 10 years of experience working in operations and project management and has been with the Builder Team for the past three years. She is an integral part of the Builder Team and assures the operations department is performing at optimal level. Nicole has many responsibilities in this role. She is a project manager for bulk sites, product purchaser, and coordinator for all team members. Nicole sees the big picture and ensures each project is well-functioning.

Magdalena Brania

Builder Administration
Head Office

Magdalena Brania

Builder Administration
Head Office

Magdalena plays a crucial role with TA Builder Division as our Builder Administrator. She is the liaison between partners and the Builder Team. Magdalena listens to customer inquiries, monitors project progress, and works with the Delivery Team and Site Coordinator to coordinate and schedule deliveries with builders. Her adaptability and attention to detail helps keep the Builder Team projects moving forward.

Steve Bickford

Delivery and Install Coordinator
Head Office

Steve Bickford

Delivery and Install Coordinator
Head Office

Steve brings over 10 years of construction and installation experience to the Builder Team. His extensive installation knowledge and impeccable organizational skills makes him a great fit for the Builder Team. Steve enjoys connecting with builders and strives for complete satisfaction on each project that he works, which in turn develops lasting partnerships.

Ryan Palmer

Ryan Palmer

Lino Garasto

Senior Account Manager
Kitchener

Lino Garasto

Senior Account Manager
Kitchener

Lino has over 20 years of experience in the sales industry and has been with TA Builder Division for the past seven years. He enjoys being a Builder Team member because of the variety of projects he manages and is constantly being challenged. Lino’s diverse sales role experiences benefit the Builder Division because of his ability to grow accounts, has exceptional product knowledge, and has drive to keep partners satisfied and long-lasting.

Mike Linka

Key Account Manager
Kitchener

Mike Linka

Key Account Manager
Kitchener

Mike has been with TA for four years. He is an experienced key account manager with many years of experience in both builder and construction industry. Mike thrives on the negotiating and sales process. He is dedicated to each project and works closely with his partners from the start of the project to completion. Mike values his partner relationships and strives to go above and beyond when providing customer service.

Gord Stephan

Key Account Manager
Brantford

Gord Stephan

Key Account Manager
Brantford

Gord has been in the appliance industry for over 20 years and has specialized in working with builders for almost a decade. He enjoys the creative aspect of multi-residential projects and helping guide builders to make their projects unique. Gord strives to provide the best customer service possible and values making long-term relationships.

Grace Palumbo

Key Account Manager
Mississauga

Grace Palumbo

Key Account Manager
Mississauga

Grace has been with TA Builder Division for four years. Her previous experience of working In the interior design industry makes her a great asset to the Builder Team. Grace has expert knowledge in creating functional spaces and understanding product necessities while making sure the final product looks top notch. She prides herself in her customer service, the ability to actively listen to her partners, and bringing their projects to life.

Derek Williams

Key Account Manager
Barrie

Derek Williams

Key Account Manager
Barrie

Derek has been with TA Builder Division for three years and has over 20 years of experience working in the appliance industry. His product knowledge expertise and customer service is an asset to both the Builder Team and partners. Derek enjoys meeting and working with builders and their associated partners. Partners will be well-informed on product options and assisted on which products best fit their project needs.

Kevin Beck

Builder Sales Representative

Kevin Beck

Builder Sales Representative

Sean Corson

Builder Sales Representative

Sean Corson

Builder Sales Representative

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Head office:

932 Victoria St. N
Kitchener, Ontario
N2B 1W4