Max's Service Quiz


We’re thrilled to have served the appliance needs of Northern Michigan residents and businesses for decades. In fact, many of our customers have been coming through our doors for twenty years or more for our service, honesty, and to support our local, family-owned business. It means so much to us to be part of this incredible community for so long and we look forward to being around for generations to come. 

Some of us at Max’s had been wondering just how well some of our customers know us. For a little fun, try taking our History of Max’s Service Quiz to see how well you know our family’s business. 

  1. Max’s Service came into the family in what year? 
    1. 1976
    2. 1970
    3. 1930
    4. 1945
  2. Max Crandell, the original owner of Max’s Service, sold his business to whom and when was the business sold?
    1. His nephew, Max Owens
    2. His granddaughter, Maxine Owens
    3. His son-in-law, Jim Owens
    4. His daughter-in-law, Greta Pershing
  3. When Max’s started, in addition to servicing appliances, what additional items were sold?
    1. Leather shoes
    2. Goodyear Tires
    3. Men’s suits and ties
    4. Men’s and women’s hats
  4. In the 1980s, the store was moved downtown from Chum’s Corners after the original store was sold and turned into a roller rink:
    1. True
    2. False
  5. When did the current owner of Max’s Service, Jeff Owens, join the business? 
    1. 1986 at the age of 14
    2. 2008 after giving up his career as a painter
    3. 1994 at the encouragement of his dad, Jim
    4. In 2020 and everyone is still really pumped about him joining

So, how was it? For all the answers, read the About page on our website. We’re so proud to have been part of this community’s growth for over 60 years and we appreciate all of our residential and commercial customers for continuing to choose Max’s for all of their major appliances needs. Let us know how you did on the quiz in the comments and thanks for reading! 


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Max's Service

135 East State Street
Traverse City, MI   49684

Phone: (231) 947-6830

Store Hours

Sales   8:30am-6pm
Office and Parts   8am-5pm 
Service  8am-5pm


Sales   9am-4pm