hhgregg, also known as Gregg Appliances, was founded in 1955 in Indianapolis, Indiana by Henry Harold Gregg and his wife Fansy. They initially sold home appliances but soon expanded to televisions and other electronics.
In 1971, a second store was opened in Kokomo. A third store was opened the same year on the south side of Indianapolis. In 1973, a fourth store opened in Anderson.
In 1975, Jerry W. Throgmartin began working at his grandfather’s company in middle school. He eventually became CEO of hhgregg.
In 1984, the company purchased Famous State Sales out of Nashville. This was their first expansion outside Indiana.
Dennis May succeeded Throgmartin as CEO in 2009.
In 2004, the company opened Fine Lines, a chain of stores that carries premium appliance brands.
In 2007, the company went public on the NYSE under symbol HGG.
Today, hhgregg operates over 200 stores in 18 states.
The Company filed for bankruptcy and closed all locations in April of 2017. It is unknown at this time if they will reopen.