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APD Power Center is in the power equipment business. We don't sell door mats or make keys. We do
power equipment and we are among the best at what we do. Our trained sales staff will do their best to
make sure you are happy with your purchase. The big box stores are very good at selling you a saw or a
trimmer, but they fail miserably when it comes to warranty and repair service. That's where we shine. We
repair what we sell. We don't turn you away to some other repair facility. If we sell it, we fix it. Period.
Our factory trained service technicians will treat your power equipment repair as if it was their own. Why?
We care and we have pride in our work. We have been in this Phoenix AZ valley since 1966 and we really
care about you, the customer.
APD Power Center History, Tempe, Arizona, 1966
APD Power Center started as an automotive speed shop in a tiny 2,000 foot building behind an auto parts
store located on West Broadway Road in Tempe, Arizona. The speed shop named Pitkin's Engine Machine
focused on performance and race engines. As time passed, Pitkin's began to sell small industrial diesel
and gasoline engines and changed the machine shop focus from primarily a speed shop to include both
performance and industrial engine rebuilding . The store became one of the largest small engine dealers in
the state of Arizona.
The original owners of Pitkin's decided to sell their business to three key employees that had managed and
operated the store for them for many years. Those three employees went to relatives and borrowed cash,
cleaned out savings accounts and cashed in life insurance policies. The operating cash for the first day of
business was a meager 80 dollars pitched in from the three owner's pockets. The new venture was called
Arizona Automotive Machine (Arizona Automotive & Engine Repair, Inc.)
Machine work continued to be a main focus. By 1994 power equipment and small engines sales had
increased 1,000 percent. We thought the name APD Power Center would better reflect the direction the
business had grown. FYI, APD is short for All Products Distributing. i.e. the full name of the company is All
Products Distributing Power Center.
We hope you will enjoy your visit to our showroom located at 412 West Gemini Drive in the heart of the
Phoenix Arizona area, Tempe.