Abt Electronics began in 1936 when Jewel
Abt gave $800 to her husband David to start a business.
Originally named Abt Radio (since it only sold small electronics)
Abt Electronics has since become the place to shop for many
people in the Midwest. Starting with three employees in
a small storefront in the Logan Square area of Chicago,
Abt Electronics has grown to more than 1000 employees and
occupies 29 acres in Glenview IL, a suburb of Chicago. From
Abt Electronics' humble beginning, the business has grown
over time into one of the largest single-store operations
in the country.