In 1955, Tom Hart Sr. was a watchmaker working for Barnes Jewelers in Grants Pass. When the owners decided to sell, Tom and his wife Mary Ann bought the business and changed it to Hart Jewelers. Today the store is owned by their son, Tom Hart Jr., and it’s still very much a family affair.
“I started working in the store my senior year of high school (GPHS), along with my future wife Cheryle,” Tom said. “She has been by my side all these years, with many other family members as well. My nephew Jared is currently one of our jewelers, and my brother Jed works a couple of days a week.”