History & Our Team


From the beginning, James(Jim) Patterson’s company philosophy was to provide Service, Selection, and Value to his customers – and these core values continue to be part of the tradition of serving Colony customers to this day.

  • After a successful career in sales and marketing as a top executive, Jim wanted to work for himself and be his own boss.
  • Jim saw an opportunity in the marketplace  to open an appliance and furniture store catering to North Shore residents and customers throughout the Lower Mainland so in 1969 he founded Colony Home Furnishings.
  • Colony’s first location was 1860 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver.
  • Over the years, Jim sold everything from furniture to carpets, appliances to electronics.
  • In 1983, Jim moved the store to its current location at 1075 Roosevelt Crescent in North Vancouver­.
  • At that time Jim changed renamed the company Colony Major Appliance and Mattress Warehouse Ltd. to reflect what we do best.
  • Today Colony has evolved into offering two core product categories – appliances and mattresses – and has become the destination for customers looking for the very latest in either category.


Jim’s strong business acumen, work ethic, attention to detail and ability to communicate product knowledge to his customers made Colony a success and created a very loyal customer base from one generation to the next. Today, Colony is one of Vancouver’s oldest and most well-established independent appliance specialists.

Jim Patterson passed away May 18th, 2013 at the age of 80 and will be greatly missed. The legacy that Jim founded over 44 years prior continues with the second generation of family ownership. Kevin Patterson has ensured that the values that Jim started with in 1969 will continue to serve loyal, repeat customers as well as welcoming new Colony customers alike.

Colony is proud that over 80% of our customers are repeat and referrals. We take pride in making sure you get the expert advice you need in selecting the ideal appliances for your kitchen project – we also guarantee a competitive price.

Service, Selection, and Value. These are the three foundations that Jim initiated when he created Colony in 1969 – all of which continue today as our commitment to you.

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Our Team:

With most Sales Associate having an average of 20+ years of experience in the appliance and bedding industry it is no wonder so many people turn to Colony for their appliance and bedding needs. We will help clarify the many options available so you can make an informed decision – one that will suit your budget and meet your short and long term requirements. There is always plenty to see in our attractive 6700 sq. ft. showroom, and you’ll find your visit well worthwhile.

Colony-AD Display Nov. 2-16 Staff Group.

Our Team:

patterson - kevinKevin Patterson General Manager
E: kevin.colonywarehouse@gmail.com

Kevin has been a member of the Colony Team since it all began in 1969 when his father opened the front doors. He has always been in sales since graduating college but returned to his roots in 2002. Since then he has been with the company full time and after the passing of Jim – his father and founder of Colony – in May 2013 he has taken over the reigns. Since then the company continues it’s growth in the market place by offer the best Service, Selection and Value in the industry. Kevin invites all the past, present and future clients of Colony to stop by for a visit. 

matthew hutchinsonMatthew Hutchinson Sales Manager
E: matthew.colonywarehouse@gmail.com

Matthew has been a member of the Colony Team since 2001. For over 20 years he has been in the appliance industry – from cleaning refurbished appliances, to rebuilding and selling second hand models. Since joining the Colony team he has been promoted through several channels of the company and is now the current Sales Manager. Matthew invites you to come in and discover the largest brand selection available in Greater Vancouver – both in appliances and mattresses.

desneiges cosgroveDesNeiges Cosgrove Store Manager
E: desneiges.colonywarehouse@gmail.com

DesNeiges joined Colony in 1993 after many years with the KitchenAid brand. With over 30 years of industry experience, in both the commercial and residential appliance industries, her knowledge and experience are second to none. Currently our Store Manager, DesNeiges is responsible for all the operations both at the showroom and warehouse. She also does amazing job at advising her clientele about the nuances between the various brands and models. DesNeiges welcomes all Colony customers and invites them in for a visit.

lea carpenterLea Carpenter Customer Service Coordinator
E: lea.colonywarehouse@gmail.com

With over 25 years of experience as an independent communications contractor Lea brings a wealth of knowledge and understanding to our Customer Service Department. Since joining Colony Team in 2016 Lea has become our customer service specialist assisting with all service aspects – trouble shooting over the phone, dispatching our suppliers preferred service agents and assisting with all service related inquires.  

dimitrios stephanoyDimitrios Stephanoy – Sales Associate
E: dimitrios.colonywarehouse@gmail.com

As one of the newest members of the Sales Team we are proud to introduce Dimitrios Stephanoy. Bringing to Colony a wealth of Sales and Customer Service experience, Dimitrios is looking forward to assisting all Colony customers with their various appliance and bedding needs. Understanding what our clients want and which products will meet their needs is the key to Dimitrios’ success. His years of technical support have equipped him with the tools necessary to make sure our clients are taken care of before, during and after the sale.

Rick CollinRick Collin – Sales Associate
E: rick.colonywarehouse@gmail.com

As one of the newest members of the Sales Team we are proud to introduce Rick Collin. With over 20+ years of industry experience Rick brings to Colony a wealth of knowledge in appliance Sales, Customer Service and Operations Management. Through his positive outlook Rick looks forward to striving within our team environment and looks forward to welcoming his industry colleagues and clients to his new showroom on the North Shore.

tony kemp

Tony KempSales Associate
E: tony.colonywarehouse@gmail.com

Tony has been serving Colony customers since 2006. His caring and charismatic personality is always welcoming whenever a Colony customer arrives at the front door. Tony has always been prepared to take the extra time – after hours and on his days off – to get back to his clients in a timely and professional manner. His 40+ years of retail experience – both in appliances and bedding – lends itself to a vast knowledge of the industry, brands and product. 

andreAndre Mazereeuw Sales Associate
E: andre.colonywarehouse@gmail.com

Andre joined Colony in 2010 after nearly two decades at one of the largest national retailers in Canada. With over 40+ years of experience in sales he has the knowledge to ensure you are making the correct purchasing decision in both appliances and bedding. He makes sure to take the time necessary to review all the details and ask you the qualifying questions to make sure you are getting what you need and want.  

chris moeChris Moe – Sales Associate
E: chris.colonywarehouse@gmail.com

For nearly 40 years Chris has been in the retail industry. From home theatres to electronics, appliances to bedding, he has the knowledge and experience to allow you to make an informed decision. Since joining Colony in 2011, he has expanded his product knowledge in all areas of the appliance industry – especially the mid to high end lines available exclusively at Colony. His welcoming personality will greet you at the door and invite you in to our beautiful showroom.

Linda MathieuLinda Mathieu Sales Associate
E: linda.colonywarehouse@gmail.com

After hearing about the culture of Colony, Linda decided a change was due, so in 2012 she decided to join the Colony Team. Many of her loyal customers have followed her over the bridge – including designers, architects and builders. Her ability to listen and understand has given her success in all areas of Colony. She invites all her previous customers to make the trip over the bridge to experience the Colony differences for themselves. 

Colony-AD Display Nov. 2-16 Staff Group.Amelia Shaughnessy Purchasing Coordinator
E: amelia.colonywarehouse@gmail.com

We are pleased to welcome the newest member of our Purchasing Team – Amelia Shaughnessy. Coming to Colony with several years of purchasing experience we look forward to Amelia managing orders, ensuring correct stock levels and making sure all your products are here in time for delivery.

rachel churchRachel Church Accounting
E: rachel.colonywarehouse@gmail.com

Rachel has been one of the key members of Colony since 2007. Her attention to detail is second to none and she always makes sure both the customer and Colony are taken care of. For any payment or financing inquiry she is the person to speak to. Her warmth and charm will greet you during your visit and she is always available to assist with any financing inquiry.  

linda chungLinda Chung – Accounting

T: 604-985-8738

Linda has been part of the accounting team since 2010. She has become a vital part of the paperwork process and is always looking out for both the customer and Colony. Even though she doesn’t work on the retail floor she is more than willing to assist a customer should all the Sales Associates be unavailable.

Alexa Colacone

Alexa Colacone Administrative Assistant
E: alexa.colonywarehouse@gmail.com

We are pleased to welcome the newest member of the Administrative Team – Alexa Colacone. With several years of experience Alexa looks forward to saying “Hello” and welcoming all Colony clients to the showroom.


2014-01-10 11.02.28Daniel Chow Deliveries

T: 604-985-6230

E: chf.warehouse@gmail.com

Colony Team Member since 2006 

2014-01-10 11.05.30Manveer Dhaliwal Deliveries

T: 604-985-6230

E: chf.warehouse@gmail.com

Colony Team Member since 2013 

2014-01-10 11.45.03Aaron ArsenaultWarehouse Manager

T: 604-985-6230

E: chf.warehouse@gmail.com

Colony Team Member since 2007 

Jeremy Harmon Warehouse Assistant

T: 604-985-6230

E: chf.warehouse@gmail.com

Colony Team Member since 2017