2010 Hall Of Fame: Billy & Mike Temiz, 6th Avenue Electronics
Mike and Billy Temiz have never hidden their ambitions for the 17-store 6th Avenue Electronics chain they've run for 27 years. The long-term game plan is even more apparent when you walk into Mike's office at the retailer's headquarters here in Springfield, N.J.
Lying against the wall is a large rendering of the company's new 500,000-square-foot headquarters the brothers plan to open early this year. Located in Somerset, N.J., the former Toys"R"Us headquarters will house 6th Ave.'s corporate operations and a new distribution warehouse designed to serve all of the stores. The warehouse not only provides the retailer with logistical efficiencies—it also sets a solid foundation for expansion.
"The warehouse is very important because now we can grow our business," said Billy, the chairman of the company.