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.
New Magento 2 Enterprise Website Launched.
Transition all systems to Microsoft Dynamics 365 to better serve our customers.
Strategic partnership launched with Lowe's.
Ben hallman expands supplier partnerships and Engages with new factories to bring new valuable Options to the marketplace.
Through new strategic logistics partnerships, Hallman industries begins shipping all of it's Direct orders via white glove to improve Customer experience