June - 2005
Ben Hallman moves to Austin, Texas at the age of 23, and begins attending Salvation Army auctions, and selling appliances on a new website called CraigsList.
December - 2005
Operations move from a 1-car carage to a 2-car garage with workshop and storage warehouse nearby.
July - 2006
Ben wins a contract with Lowe's to manage their scrap haul-away appliance program for Central Texas.
August - 2006
The company moves into a 6,000 SqFt warehouse on Industrial Blvd in South Austin as the small team of young men manage more than 1,000 machines per month.
September - 2006
Aus-Tex Appliance LLC is officially incorporated.
December - 2006
First company website and Google Adwords campaign is launched.
February - 2007
GE Appliances liquidation contract granted.
March - 2007
LG liquidation contract granted.
May - 2007
Warehouse expanded to 29,000 SqFt.
January - 2008
Company becomes dealer for 75+ brands.
First import deal to become distributor for NXR brand.
January - 2010
Closed LG's Rancho Cucamonga refurbishing facility, purchasing all inventory one-tenth.
January - 2012
Begin importing stoves and hoods from China under the Hallman brand name.
May - 2014
Acquired new 40,000sf DC in Smithville, TX.
June - 2014
Liquidate local inventory to begin developing an import distribution private label brand.
January - 2015
Strategic Partnership established with Home Depot.
January - 2016
Sourcing efforts transitioned from China to Made-in-Italy
January - 2017
Expanded stove offerings from 8 sku to more than 6,000.
January - 2018
Sales grow 400% due to expanded offerings.
January - 2020
COVID brings the world to a halt.
January - 2021
Pent up consumers surge sales 100% year-over-year.