• Established in 1942

    We have over 70 years of experience giving excellent customer service!


History

Bratton’s was established in 1942 by Marshall T. Bratton and D. W. Hair. Originally known as Maytag Appliance Company, it was located at 108 E. Concho in the heart of downtown San Angelo.

In 1951, Mr. Bratton’s son, P.J. bought out his father to become partners with D.W. Hair.

Almost two decades later in 1969, P.J.’s son Rodney Bratton purchased D.W. Hair’s ownership.  This made the Bratton family 100% owners of the company.

Shortly afterward Maytag Appliance Company’s name was changed to Bratton’s Appliance Marts Inc. Along with the name change, a motivated Rodney started to expand the operation.  The first expansion was a move to a much larger facility at 222 S. Oakes. As San Angelo began to grow to the west, Brattons opened an additional store named Appliance Mart. This store was located in the the new Village Shopping Center.

It was around this expansion time that Brattons began adding and specializing in more than just appliances. We began offering high quality TV’s and stereos by RCA and Zenith.

As time went on, Bratton’s stayed on the cutting edge, generally bringing the latest technology to San Angelo before anyone else. We brought in brand names like Amana, Kitchenaid, Whirlpool and Gibson. Bratton’s was one of the first Mitsubishi dealers in the USA.  The company was nicknamed MGA. You may still remember the humorous television commercials, where normal people were asked, “Who makes the best TV?” The people would answer, “MuMGA!”

Also in 1969, Bratton’s opened the first Sound Box Audio Video store on Sherwood Way, and expanded into the new Southwest Plaza, expanding its specialty audio retailer to two locations.

The 1970’s saw the creation of a super store called TV and Appliance World!

In 1981 Bratton’s opened a car stereo store called American Car Stereo. This developed into a chain of 3 stores in San Angelo. One was in the new shopping center, one was in Southwest Plaza, and the third opened in the mall in 1982.

Thanks to our great customer retention rate, Bratton’s now had numerous stores all over San Angelo.

Bratton’s operated two rent-to-own stores named Rentway as well.

Fast forward to the new millennium! Bratton’s expertise in retail appliances, furniture, electronics and the in’s and out’s of rent-to-own stores led us to consolidate into one superstore for one-stop shopping. This mega store is located at 2626 Sherwood Way,  close to Lee Junior High School.

After 71 years of giving excellent customer service and selling great products, we offer a great selection of furniture for your bedroom, living room, kids, rooms, dining rooms, as well as appliances like refrigerators, ranges, dishwashers, freezers, washer and dryers, digital cameras, televisions, desktop computers, laptop computers and tablets by Apple, Kindle and Android. We are still guided by the notion of providing excellent customer care, and we sell as many “Made in the USA” products as possible.

At Bratton’s, we have always been about helping people get what they want for them and their family, especially those whom have poor credit or no credit. We now have 7 different ways to pay, including our First Time Buyers Club for those of you who have credit issues. We DO NOT check with the credit bureaus.

Bratton’s offers special to our buying club members. We also have specials for customers who have Verizon with payroll deduction, and discounts for all city, county and state employees, Goodfellow Air Force Base, SAISD, Ethicon, Shannon and many more. Check it out!

Please check our vendors sites to see what beautiful merchandise we can get for you.

Sincerely, the Bratton’s Bunch!

  • Brattons

    2626 Sherwood Way
    San Angelo, TX 76901

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    Phone: 325-942-1678