Moles Appliance has new owner

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Nigel Guisinger is the new owner of Keizer’s Moles Appliance. He recently purchased the business from Amir Fathizadeh. (KEIZERTIMES/Craig Murphy)

Nigel Guisinger is the new owner of Keizer’s Moles Appliance. He recently purchased the business from Amir Fathizadeh. (KEIZERTIMES/Craig Murphy)

By CRAIG MURPHY
Of the Keizertimes

Nigel Guisinger has ideas of what to put up on the walls of his new office.

There is the deer head from the first buck he bagged as a teenager, a picture of himself hunting with his grandpa and a Beatles poster.

But the new owner of Moles Appliance – along with wife Genie (Moine) – dreams of being able to put up another picture.

“We want to sponsor local sports teams,” Nigel said. “We want to get to that point. It’s been 20 years since I was in Little League, but I still see our team pictures up at Walery’s. I want pictures of teams we sponsor up on our walls. I feel it’s the responsibility of business owners to give back to the community.”

The Guisingers know a thing or two about this community. Nigel and Genie are both from Keizer; Nigel graduated from McNary High School in 1999, with Genie graduating a year later. Nigel’s parents have lived in the same Keizer home since 1972.


MOLES APPLIANCE
Location: 3800 River Road N #160
Phone: (503) 390-0161


Since graduating from Oregon State University, Nigel has been selling construction equipment the past 10 years. With three young children, the Guisingers kept waiting for an opportunity to return to Keizer.

The chance finally came recently as the couple bought Moles from Amir Fathizadeh for $150,000 in late September.

Only one issue: Nigel has no experience in the appliance business, aside from getting appliances for the 21 rental properties the family owns.

“I don’t know much about appliances,” Nigel acknowledged. “But I’m not scared, because I see the opportunity.”


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