Their first attempt netted 25 pounds of scrap gold. However, many of the purchases included such valuables as estate jewelry, rare coins, and good, working watches—all of which were worth more than their weight in scrap gold.
Robbie and his father decided to rent a small storefront and bought two showcases to display the items that they did not want to melt down. This marked their entry into the pawn business.
Robbie began honing standard operational procedures to ensure professionalism in the business and compliance with federal, state, and local regulations.
When the time came for more expansion, the business purchased the building and remodeled and added on to create 5000 square foot space.
With the new location came a new era in inventory control. Robbie retired the old software and signed on with PawnMaster—a relationship that exists to this day.
The endeavor was so successful that a third location was added in Dothan, Alabama in October of 2007. Five more shops were added in the following years:
- Auburn – 2010
- Panama City – 2012
- Jacksonville – 2012
- Macon – 2013
- Montgomery – 2014