Huppins Hi-Fi/OneCall

Murray Huppin
December 6, 2007

From the time I was four years old, I wanted to own the family business. I loved being there. It wasn’t even a hi-fi store then, just a store selling musical instruments and a couple of cameras. I loved retail. I loved being with my dad, great-uncle and grandfather. I just loved everything about it. I even liked sweeping the floors. I was 12 when I started working there. I went to college at the University of Washington and earned a degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing. After graduating, I spent about a year with Procter & Gamble, selling Folgers coffee

Harvey Electronics Joins PRO Group
August 15, 2006

New York-area C-tailer Harvey Electronics joined the PRO Buying Group on August 1. PRO’s roster now includes 17 CE retailers nationwide. Said PRO Executive Director Dave Workman, “The opportunity to work with someone of [Harvey Electronics President and CEO] Franklin Karp’s skill set and reputation will serve to strengthen our organization, while working in return to benefit Harvey Electronics

Geography of Retailing Inside the Pacific Northwest
March 1, 2005

The Pacific Northwest—Washington, Oregon and Alaska—is just about as far from everything else as one can get in the United States. Just ask the Seattle Mariners baseball team, which likely logs more road trip miles per year (50,000 by one published estimate) than any other team in the major leagues. There's quite a bit of wilderness in the Northwest—and quite a bit of new construction. The region is a hotbed of custom installation and tech-savvy consumers. It's a great area for CE as well as appliances, and it's served quite well by numerous national and regional chains, as well as a healthy contingent of