Leading Ladies 2018

Leading Ladies 2018: Lisa Sienkiewicz & Gail Parella

Co-Owners & Sisters, Gil's Appliances


Gil’s Appliances is a family-owned and operated appliance store with locations in Bristol and Middletown. Lisa Sienkiewicz and Gail Parella, co-owners and sisters, are proud to continue a tradition of trust, integrity, and value started by their parents, Gil and Sarah Almeida, in 1961. Lisa and Gail quite literally grew up in the business as the Almeida family lived in an apartment upstairs from the store. In 1995, Lisa and Gail took over the business and have raised their own families within the walls of Gil’s, just as their parents did.

Lisa and Gail were rewarded for their hard work last year in the form of an Excellence in Business Award from the Newport County Chamber of Commerce. And the highest of honors was bestowed upon the sisters when they were named Chief Marshals of the 232nd Annual Bristol Fourth of July Celebration in 2017. In addition, a renovation and expansion of the Bristol showroom is now complete and includes working kitchens for demonstrations and events.

Gil’s carries all major appliance brands, offers free in-house delivery, and free removal of old appliances. At Gil’s, “family-owned” is more than an advertising slogan. It means operating their business with integrity, building relationships and earning the trust of customers, and providing value through low pricing and unsurpassed customer service. Lisa and Gail are truly “Leading Ladies” in their field. Visit them to see the difference Gil’s makes!

Gils Appliances

397 Metacom Ave., Bristol 253-9789

926 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown  314-9789