Q&A WITH David Tobian of Household Centralized Service

. October 2, 2017.
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David Tobian has run Household Centralized Service (2052 W. Sylvania Ave.) since 1978. Started by his grandfather, Elmer Tobian, in 1936, HCS claims to be the oldest appliance and electronics repair business in the U.S., making the company a true Toledo legend. Well-respected in the area for fair pricing, David is a whiz in the fixit biz. In an era when electronics and appliances are discarded easily he’s got the skills to make your possessions like new again.

Where do you call home?
Sylvania, near Olander Park.

What was your first job?
Delivery boy for Household Centralized Service.

What health or lifestyle tips do you support? I do whatever my wife says.

Your biggest self-indulgence? Flying to my vacation home and riding around in my Slingshot, an open air roadster.

Favorite Book? A Pirate Looks at 50 by Jimmy Buffett, edited by Leona Nevler.

I have always wanted to…?
Go to Fiji.

What trait do you admire in others? Honesty and loyalty.

Something most people don’t know about you? That I’m really a pirate.

Words you live by? “We have a lot of work to do.”

Your proudest accomplishment? My children.

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Bonus Facts:

Person you most respect? My wife.

Favorite Summer food? Corn.

Favorite Movie? Pulp Fiction.

  • Joy Anderson

    This is the nicest most kind person you will ever meet. In A world where people do A half ass job to make money he’s the exception. I am very proud to call him my son in law.

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