In spring of 1980, Jacques Amiel, a 20 year veteran sales executive for Zenith Corporation with a finger on the pulse of the Canadian market, recognized what the burgeoning appliance market needed the most: a full service high end appliance distributor with a dedicated sales team, brand and product marketing support and complete after sale service and warranty management.

With a diverse product line-up ranging from mid to high end European and North American appliances, we have grown to become an influential and successful distributor in the premium home appliance industry. Leveraging a robust infrastructure to support its discerning clientele, from end consumers to the most trendsetting builders and designers.

Amiel Distribution Ltd., renamed Distinctive Appliances, Inc. in January 2013, has become the reference for manufacturers seeking to achieve the highest level of Canadian and American market share.

Matching innovation, performance and sophisticated style, Distinctive Appliances Distributing Inc. is known for distributing a diverse portfolio of prestige products to the US market and also for outstanding customer service. We proudly offer the most respected and reliable brands in the premium home appliance sector, anchored by our showroom and warehouse located in Wixom, Michigan. Another warehouse is located in Fairfield, New Jersey.




Over the past few years, Distinctive Appliances Distributing, Inc. has experienced tremendous growth, led by Michael Benoit. Our line of products has expanded to include Azure, Bertazzoni, Clementi, Coyote Outdoor Living, Fhiaba, Fulgor Milano, Hestan Home, Vent-A-Hood, Zephyr & Zephyr Presrv.

Serving independent retailers as well as regional chains and select national chains, we also support trade partners such as designers, architects and builders. We ship our products to 19 states including Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota.

As of January 2019, we have expanded our representation of Hestan to the Southeast namely, the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.


North American Territory

Brands and territories

Our Brands