Each year the National Pawn Broker’s Association (NPA) selects one broker to receive its esteemed Community Outreach Award. It may come as no surprise to Braswell and Son’s loyal clientele to learn the company has won the Community Outreach Award!
Company president, Douglas Braswell, accepted the distinction at this year’s Pawn Expo in Las Vegas. The Outstanding Community Relations Award is presented to an NPA Pawnbroker or Affiliate who advances the standard and quality of life in their community through public service or volunteerism. So, what does it take for a company to be recognized for outstanding community relations three years running?
Family owned Braswell and Son is far from your average pawnshop. With three locations in central Arkansas and a vibrant online store, the company is redefining the concept of the conventional pawnbroker establishment. Along with offering the very best in affordable vintage luxury, Braswell and Son works to create lasting relationships with every transaction by offering a personal, knowledge-driven shopping experience and meeting the short-term financial needs of their customers.
Community building is the heart of the company, and it all starts with the close-knit and mutually supportive family of employees and extends into the city and its neighborhoods. A percentage of each store’s sales and auction merchandise is donated to support several local charities. Braswell and Son backs local outreach groups including: The CALL of Pulaski County, Faulkner County Boys & Girls Club, Children’s Advocacy Alliance, Exodus Project, Law Enforcement Officer Awards – 20th Judicial District, Pulaski County Sheriff’s Awards Banquet, and others. But it doesn’t stop there—in support of music education, the company donated 20 musical instruments to Little Rock Middle School and gifted a $1000 grant for instrument refurbishment.
With a reputation that speaks for itself, Braswell and Son is a hard working, generous company whose purpose is to build trusted relationships with their clientele and community, as well as provide exceptional merchandise and short-term loans, along with outstanding customer service.
If you’re in the neighborhood, come in and say hello! At Braswell and Son, you’re part of the family.