Albert's, Inc. shares a long standing history and strong family tradition.
Mr. Albert Rothbart started the Albert's Loan Office pawnshop in Johnson City, Tennessee in the 1920's and operated it for nearly 50 years until he passed away in the early 1970's.
At that time, his daughter and son-in-law, Harriet R. and Rufus Z. Luster purchased the business. Over the next 20 + years, Mr. and Mrs. Luster grew the business into three locations by adding Albert's Loan Office pawnshop in Bristol, TN and Uncle Sam's Loan Office pawnshop in Johnson City, TN.
Upon the death of Mr. Luster, Marcus Nachman, Harriet's son, purchased the businesses and formed Albert's, Inc. in 2002. Marcus opened the Angry Penguin, a skateboard & BMX bicycle shop, in Johnson City in 2003; Strings, a music store, in Bristol in 2007; Angry Penguin, a skateboard & BMX bicycle shop, in Kingsport in 2011; and Tri Cities Stand Up Paddleboard Company in Bristol in 2013.
Marcus Nachman - President
Tonya Moore - General Manager of Albert's Inc.
Patty Jo Nachman - Accounts Payable/Payroll & Advertising/Public Relations for Albert's Inc.
Zach Nachman - Special Projects on Business Management and Social Media for Albert's Inc.
Evonne Whitehead - Store Manager of Albert's Loan Office Johnson City
Phil Suppi - Manager of eAlbert's internet business
Kitty Hill - Store Manager of Albert's Loan Office Bristol
Sam Schraeger - Assistant Store Manager of Albert's Loan Office Bristol
Brett Smith - Store Manager of Uncle Sam's Loan Office Johnson City
Jacob Hunter - Manager of Albert's Inc. Extreme Sports businesses & Store Manager of Angry Penguin - Johnson City
Justin Hoard - Store Manager of Angry Penguin - Kingsport
Mark (MO) Holmes - Store Manager of Strings
Jack D. Nelson, Ashley Wheeler, Graham Kramer - Tri Cities Stand Up Paddleboard Co.