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Rogers Enterprises Overview

Matteson, IL
501 to 1000 employees
1910
Unknown
Retail
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Rogers Enterprises, Inc. is a growing fine jewelry chain with stores throughout the extended Midwest. Founded in 1910 this family owned company does business under the names of Rogers & Hollands Jewelers, and Ashcroft & Oak ... Read more

Mission: We know you have options — but we promise, we’re different. Unlike most stores, we’re a family-owned & operated jewelry company — and you’ve trusted us to help you make moments special for over 100 years ... Read more

Rogers Enterprises – Why Work For Us?


LOVE & GENERATIONS

At Rogers & Hollands Jewelers, we understand that true love is about bringing people together.

We know you have options — but we promise, we’re different. Unlike most stores, we’re a family-owned & operated jewelry company — and you’ve trusted us to help you make moments special for over 100 years. That's why when we say “for now & forever” we mean unparalleled guest service, gorgeous selection & lifelong jewelry protection— for now & forever.

JEWELRY CAREERS

Together, Rogers & Hollands and Ashcroft & Oak (Rogers Enterprises Inc.) create the largest & oldest family-owned & operated jewelry retailer in America with 81 store locations in ten states.

With hundreds of employed jewelry-lovers, we not only offer the resources you need to be successful, we provide an environment that recognizes & rewards creativity, innovation & dedication.

Individuals with the desire to succeed and share in the rewards of being part of our team are encouraged to apply!

100+ YEARS OF SERVICE... & THOUSANDS OF HAPPY GUESTS

We are proud to say that for over 100 years, we have been dedicated to helping multiple generations of couples & families create magical moments with our jewelry. Here's a glimpse of how we became what we are today, the oldest & largest family-owned & operated jeweler in the nation.

1910 - 1945

Hollands Jewelers, open since 1910, was later acquired by Rogers Jewelers, started in 1945 with the opening of a store in Harvey, Illinois by Bernard Friedman and Herbert Goldstone, both in the jewelry business since the 1920’s.

1946 - 1972

Alan Kadet married Juell Friedman (Bernard's daughter) & joined the firm in 1949. Together Alan & Bernard worked for many years to establish a strong foundation for the business.

As Alan Kadet & wife Juell continued to build the success of this business, they also built a family including a daughter who recently celebrated more than 30 years with the company in its merchandising department.

Mr. Friedman served as Chairman of the Board of the company until his retirement in the mid-1980’s at which time Mr. Kadet, then President became Chairman. Mr. Goldstone served as Director until his death in 1972.

1973 - 1979

By the late 1970's, the company had grown to 15 stores.

In 1979, the company made its first significant acquisition with the purchase of Hollands Jewelers, a chain of six Chicago area stores including locations in such prime properties as Woodfield Mall & Water Tower Place. 

Following this acquisition, the company officially adopted the trade name Rogers & Hollands Jewelers.

1980 - 1999

The 1980’s brought further expansion to the company, including its first Indiana store opening in 1983, Wisconsin in 1985, and Missouri location in 1988. The Wisconsin stores were part of the company’s second major acquisition, the purchase of Armond’s Diamond Centers, a chain of eight stores located in Illinois and Wisconsin. By November 1991, the company was operating 46 stores, and continued to grow in 1995 in Michigan, and Minnesota in 1999.

2000 - PRESENT

By the end of 2001, the company was operating 64 stores in six states, having expanded into Ohio.

Among the 64 stores open at the end of 2001, the company was operating three locations under the trade name Ashcroft & Oak Jewelers, which was introduced in that year. The Ashcroft & Oak name was, and continues to be used in more south-eastern location states, while Rogers & Hollands Jewelers locations are typically seen in more north-western states.

In 2008 the company made the move into Kentucky & Tennessee, and built an additional four Ashcroft & Oak Jewelers locations.

By Fall of 2014, we continued expansion east by opening the first Ashcroft & Oak Jewelers in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Most recently, opening three new locations in Minnesota, we remain true to our mission of providing our guests a lifetime of memories not just locally but across the country.

Today, with four generations of committed family involvement, we maintain the comfortable atmosphere of a family-run business, even with retail stores in 10 states. To thank for that, we have you, our guests, who trust us enough to be a part of your special moments & become the jewelry store your families have depended upon for generations.

Like you, we understand the importance of traditions & making memories. We have created a family of stores with knowledgeable staff, unique merchandise & distinctive guest service. Our store’s slogan, “jewelry created for now & forever”, establishes our product as jewelry that is not only fashionable today, but timeless in beauty. 

We help make your special moments sparkle for all of life's milestones - engagements, weddings, birthdays, holidays, and those "just because" moments.

FAMILY... SUSTAINABILITY & SUCCESS

Since 1910, the foundation of Rogers & Hollands and Ashcroft & Oak has always been, & will always begin with family. From founder, Bernard R. Friedman, to now matriarch & jewelry designer, Juell Kadet (pictured above with husband Alan Kadet), the theme of exclusivity combined with handcrafted quality, have become the ingredients of our long history of sustainability & success.

Juell was the first woman to be featured on the cover of National Jeweler Magazine as well as the first to be inducted into the “National Jeweler” Retailer Hall Of Fame.  At its annual competition, retail jewelers are honored for the special contributions they’ve made to their stores, their communities, and to the jewelry industry.

As your premier family jeweler, we welcome you into one of our 81 stores to explore our selection of engagement rings, diamond fashion & gemstone jewelry.

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    Family owned = Family feel
    Emphasis on personal performance NOT store performance
    Ability to build your personal brand as a sales professional
    Make friends for life (coworkers & guests)

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    Mall hours are rough, especially for management.
    The home office closes at 5 when most stores are open until 9 so it's hard to get ahold of people from home office in the evening

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    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Rogers Enterprises (Grandville, MI) in July 2017.

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    Store Manager was 20 minutes late. As a store manager myself, being almost a half hour late to an interview is rather pathetic and left a bad taste in my mouth from the start. She was rather unfriendly and used high pressure tactics to convince me to take the job. After politely turning her offer down due to the low pay ($12 an hour plus an impossible commission goal), she became very defensive and began arguing with me.

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