The Story of Hoover’s Jewelers
The Story of Hoover’s Jewelers begins as a family business. In the beginning, we were started by Herb and Bunny Hoover. They opened the first store in North Platte back in 1930. My father Bonny soon joined them, working as a watchmaker and bench jeweler.
When things got so busy that Herb and Bunny needed help on the sales floor, Dad stepped in, and the rest is history. They all worked together for many years. Eventually, our Dad became a partner in the store. Then, the time came for Herb and Bunny to retire. Dad stepped into that leadership role. Hoover’s Jewelers has been in our family ever since. All four of us – my sisters and brothers – have worked in the store over the years and I still look forward to coming in every day.
We opened our Kearney store in 1988, and moved downtown on the bricks in 1998. We have really loved becoming part of the community here. When we stop at the grocery store to get a gallon of milk, the people we see are our customers and friends – that type of uniquely wonderful experience can’t be found just anywhere.
For our part, we’ve really focused on making sure our customers are more than thrilled with the diamonds and fine jewelry they purchase from us: we always say, “It’s not perfect until it’s perfect for you!” It’s been an honor and privilege to be part of your lives as you celebrate engagements, weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, and all of life’s special moments.