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About Us

For over 30 years, Certified Installs has provided professional home appliance installation services to some of the best retail stores, contractors and homeowners in the market.  Certified currently serves customers throughout Northern Utah. 


In 1989, Reiner Mathias graduated from college with a degree in History and no idea what to do with the rest of his life.  After a bit of searching, he found an opportunity to perform appliance installations for one of the big retail stores in the Salt Lake area.

For the next few decades Reiner provided timely and professional service and was well-loved by the appliance salespeople that he served.  He was extraordinarily likable and had a knack for forming and keeping strong relationships.

In 2019, Reiner sold the company to Doug Larson and retired.

Doug Larson graduated with an MBA from Brigham Young University and after spending some years doing audit and advisory work for KPMG and Washington Mutual Bank, had an opportunity to run a portfolio company for a private equity group.  He was hooked. 

For the next ten years, Doug worked with multiple private equity groups evaluating, acquiring, running and growing companies in various industries.

In 2018, he decided to leave the private equity world in order to acquire his own business.   After searching for more than a year, Doug purchased Certifed Installs in May of 2019.   

Today, Certified Installs is one of the most successful appliance installation companies and focuses primarily on forging strong relationships with retail stores and contractors.