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Robert J. Abt, of Abt Electronics inducted in Illinois Retailer Hall of Fame

With an $800 investment during the Great Depression, Jewel and Dave Abt Founded Abt Radio on Milwaukee Avenue in Chicago in 1936. Bob Abt continues to nurture the growth of the family business in a tough economic climate, since assuming control over forty years ago. His work ethic - honesty, integrity, hard work, attention to detail and total customer satisfaction - are deep rooted, a legacy passed on to him by his parents who founded Abt Radio 66 years ago. Today, Abt Electronics is a premier independent family-run appliance and electronics retailer in the Chicagoland area, credited to management's initiative and commitment to change. The company has withstood intense competition from larger chain stores and survived the test of time by giving personal service, providing award-winning installations and repair work, maintaining competitive prices and always trying to meet changing customer needs. Their largest asset is their loyal customers. Abt Electronics has outgrown four locations, and presently employs 950 employees, including the Abt's third generation. The company has experienced strong double-digit growth every year for the past ten years. Abt Electronics recently moved to a new 350,000 square foot center in Glenview, Illinois.

Established in 1936

Abt Electronics has been in business for over 67 years. Abt is a family owned business and has a 350,000 square foot facility in Glenview, Il, a suburb of Chicago. Winner of the Better Business Bureau Award for Market Place Ethics, Abt is one of the largest independent retailers of consumer electronics and major appliances.

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