We opened our doors for the first time in June of 1980. We are the oldest locally owned and operated pawn shop in the Flathead Valley. Gold Rush Pawn was opened in a small second-hand shop across from the Rainbow Bar in Evergreen.
After two years at the original location, Gold Rush moved to the present location at 1353 Hwy 2 East in Kalispell. It was just an old vehicle repair shop. The building was a quonset, totally open; complete with oil stains on the floor. After a lot of sweat and hard work, Gold Rush was remodeled and ready to move in to. Then, in January of 1992 the motorcycle department was added to the pawn and second-hand business. The Kalispell Harley-Davidson shop had closed. The closest shop was in Missoula.
Gold Rush American Motorcycle is located inside Gold Rush Pawn and has a complete parts and accessories supply for Harley-Davidson cycles. A full line of reasonably priced new and used leathers and T-shirts were added shortly after. Gold Rush had found its niche. Gold Rush no longer repairs Harleys but has staff that can help you with advice and finding parts.
Gold Rush Pawn Company became a Flathead Valley fixture. The crew is more of a family than a company and the customers are friends as well as clients. For those who need quick cash, Gold Rush Pawn has a reputation for giving a fair amount on the item you bring in. If you really want your pawned item back, we are willing to work with you. We would rather have your repeated business than a one-time transaction. If it weren't for the people who keep coming in, we wouldn't still be here. Next time you are looking for that birthday gift, we hope you will think of us.
We have had countless people rush in for a $50 loan to cover a check they had miscalculated, lacking the funds! The loan will only cost the customer $10 from us. A bounced check will cost from $20-$50 at the bank. We don't do payday or vehicle title loans either. We don't want to repossess any vehicles or deduct anyone’s wages. We would give a loan on a rifle or power tool and hold onto it until you get some cash. If it doesn't work out and you decide not to come back for them that's okay too and not nearly as painful.
If you haven't been in, please stop by. Gold Rush is a pawn shop, but it's a whole lot more. You will be pleasantly surprised!