Al’s TV has been in business for 44 years and is proud of serving Citrus, Marion, Hernando and Levy Counties. Now we are in a second location in the great little town of Williston.
Andy Arevalo recalls how his dad, Alfonso, came from Columbia in the 1960’s and began working for Motorola. He later transferred to Puerto Rico, but when Deltona Corporation began marketing the community of Citrus Springs, he bought property there to raise his family. He opened a company called Al’s TV in 1973, and it reigns today as Dunnellon’s premier service company for television and satellite sales and service. Als’ TV was also one of Florida’s first DISH retailers.
In 1987, Al sold Quality TV And Appliance to Randy Love and Quality TV Service to Mike Kogut. Again Al did not like retirement. In 1996, Al opened Al’s TV Antenna & Satellite Sales & Service and was one of the first DISH dealers. Alfonso’s daughter, Gladys, ran the store for many years. Andy Arevalo was a successful Restaurant Manager in Orlando and his dad tried several times to lure him back to Dunnellon to work in the family business. Finally, in 2000, Andy made the move and took over Al’s TV, developing it into what it is today. Andy also took over the Dunnellon PC’s ‘n Parts store.
Andy Arevelo has also devoted many hours of service to Dunellon Chamber of Commerce at Jazz Up. Locals know him as the Beer Guy, who runs around the streets keeping the beer tents stocked at the annual event. Andy is always right there to support local charities and friends in need; he has donated his flowing, dark hair to Locks of Love numerous times.
Al’s TV is proud to offer Viasat high-speed internet. Viasat can connect you to the rest of the world no matter where you live. Unlike other technologies that require extensive infrastructure or that may never extend to your area, Viasat Internet comes directly to your home or business from our satellite. Our internet signal is transmitted from ground stations to our satellite, which sends the signal directly to a small dish mounted on your house or business: No antiquated wires, cables or other outdated technology. Just high-quality satellite internet, available in a variety of plans and prices.
North Central Florida has many small turn-of-the-century towns that represent the culture of the Deep South. It’s the main location of the University of Florida, which draws Florida Gators fans to Gainesville’s Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, nicknamed “The Swamp”. The Gators have won three national championships and eight SEC titles in the 108-season history of Florida football. The towns of Dunnellon and Williston are also close to Goethe State Park and Forest, a 53,000-acre area that draws visitors for picnicking, hiking, bicycling, fishing, wildlife viewing and horseback riding.