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2005
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.

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2006
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.

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2007
February - 2007

GE Appliances liquidation contract granted.

March - 2007

LG liquidation contract granted.

May - 2007

Warehouse expanded to 29,000 SqFt.

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2008
January - 2008

Company becomes dealer for 75+ brands.

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2009
January- 2009

First import deal to become distributor for NXR brand.

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2010
January - 2010

Closed LG's Rancho Cucamonga refurbishing facility, purchasing all inventory one-tenth.

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2012
January - 2012

Begin importing stoves and hoods from China under the Hallman brand name.

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2014
May - 2014

Acquired new 40,000sf DC in Smithville, TX.

June - 2014

Liquidate local inventory to begin developing an import distribution private label brand.

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2015
January - 2015

Strategic Partnership established with Home Depot.

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2016
January - 2016

Sourcing efforts transitioned from China to Made-in-Italy

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2017
January - 2017

Expanded stove offerings from 8 sku to more than 6,000.

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2018
January - 2018

Sales grow 400% due to expanded offerings.

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2020
January - 2020

COVID brings the world to a halt.

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2021
January - 2021

Pent up consumers surge sales 100% year-over-year.