It was on a Sunday in 1979, my father always loved having a big Sunday breakfast with all his children present. My father known to most as Red, he had just been laid off from his job with Hollywood Door Company. My sister had brought along with her that Sunday a man that she had been dating for a while and his name was Rick. Well Rick had been working for a company called Schlumberger as an independent contractor putting together their trucks. It was about that time when the oil field business had went bust and Rick too had found himself unemployed. Red had always been fascinated with the pawn industry and he was no stranger to pawning items himself with eight children. As you can imagine there was always some sort of financial draw when raising your own army. Those two sat there and hatched out a plan to start a pawn shop. It was to be named Rick & Reds.
There wasn’t a lot of money between them and they were going to need inventory, so they got to looking around their houses, gathered up everything that wasn’t essential or tied down for that matter. They applied for a pawn shop license and opened the first location in a small 1200 square foot rental space. They incorporated in 1983 as Findley White Inc. as partners they went on to open 5 more locations. I began to work in the company when I was 15, it was December 1985. Of course, as children we would often go to work with the old man. In 1986 they changed the name to Redi-Cash, it remained so until 2015. My Father Red had passed away in 2005, and the partnership had changed to four people. It was myself, my two sisters and Rick. It 2006 Rick and I bought out my two sisters and we remained partners until 2015. I bought Ricks stock and changed the name to Independent Pawn by this time I had been working in the company for 30 years. I guess that makes me second generation company man, now my daughter being third generation she works with me as I did with my father. It’s been quite a journey and it’s not over yet!
All this made possible by your continue patronage! Thank You!
Jason White / President / Owner
We pretty much take everything from antiques, collectibles, guns, jewelry, electronics, tools etc. Where we may fall short is we don't take clothes and shoes.