We were 17 years old and eager to learn. Most guys in this line of work were grumpy old men and we figured we would have a leg up on them since we were anything but. We immediately added air conditioners, air purifiers, small appliances and a carpet & upholstery cleaning service to our "bread and butter" core business of vacuums and sewing machines. We quickly learned that we needed to become experts in everything we sold in order to compete. There was no internet at that point but there was an emergence of the big box stores. In order to compete we would have a J & R Music World catalog and consumer reports magazine on hand ( J & R music world catalog for pricing and consumer reports for the ratings). We have a similar business strategy today except we utilize Amazon and the internet for their pricing (we still peer into a consumer reports to see what gets a good non bias rating).
Come visit us at our 7th Avenue shop and experience for yourself the professional, courteous and knowledgeable service that has set us apart for the last 28 years. With great prices, great service and a great selection, why go anywhere else!!!
We are a small family-owned business in the heart of Park Slope. The business originally started in Bay Ridge in 1987 and had 4 locations. My twin brother and I, started working as flyer delivery boys from age 11 for our uncle and his partner (a family friend) for the same business we now own . At the age of 15 my brother and I started working inside the stores as salesmen, in 2 of the 4 locations the (then) owners of the business had. We decided to go to night school so we could work full time and support ourselves. We continued to work at the store until the age of 17, when we purchased the business (in 1993) from our uncle and his partner (not exactly a mom and pop business, but a true family business) . We sold off some of the locations and settled with the 1 location in the "up and coming neighborhood" of PARK SLOPE.
"GREAT GUYS"..." VERY HONEST"..."KNOWLEDGEABLE"....
ARE JUST A FEW OF THE THE THINGS PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THE GUYS AT BROOKE'S (CHECK OUT OUR YELP AND OTHER ONLINE REVIEWS OR ASK ANY PARK SLOPER).