More Than Your Average Pawn Shop
Where you’ll find more than just amazing deals and get a great value on your items, you’ll also find a community.
At Clark Pawners and Jewelers, we put the customer first.
We’re a family-owned and operated shop since the 1950s. From our family to yours, we make sure to provide you the best value on your items and precious metals.
We also want to make sure that we provide value to all customers, not just those who speak English. Se Habla Español.
Today, Clark Pawners is run by Jim Froy and his sister Nancy.
The story of Clark Pawners begins in the early 50s with Jim’s father, Mort, and a store called SouthPark Loan Company.
Mort, a serial entrepreneur, was a partner at four pawn shops across Chicago and taught his son, Jim, how to run the business. After an education at the University of Iowa and the passing of Mort in 1988, Jim fully took over SouthPark Loan Company.
In 1990, Jim purchased Clark Pawners and Jewelers, originally established in 1969. Now, for over 30 years, the stores have worked with a range of clientele, as jewelers, pawnbrokers, and loan providers.
First Name Basis
We’re on a first-name basis with most of our customers, and if we’re not, we want to be! From weddings to funerals, we’ve been invited to major events in our clients’ life, because they’re more than clients to us.
Employees for Life
When you come to visit our stores, you’ll have the opportunity to work with key employees who have been with the family for over 25 years.