It all began with three friends selling an eclectic assortment of merchandise at flea markets in New York. In 1977, the trio decided to take things to the next level, and they opened their first store in North Kingstown, RI. They named the store Ocean State Job Lot.
Ocean State Job Lot was designed around the idea that customers deserve a place to shop where they can stretch their hard-earned dollars. Job Lot sells brand name, first quality merchandise at closeout prices. Shoppers find an ever-changing array of household goods, apparel, pet supplies, seasonal products, and kitchen pantry staples at a fraction of their typical prices.
Today, Ocean State Job Lot has more than 5,200 associates and 137 stores (and counting) located throughout the Northeast. The company has received numerous awards, including being recognized by Forbes as one of America's Best Midsize Employers. The company has become what it is today because of the commitment it has made to providing value to its customers. As Ocean State Job Lot has grown, the responsibility to the communities where its owners and associates live and work has also become a major focus. Each year, the Ocean State Job Lot Charitable Foundation makes significant contributions to a variety of important causes, including health care, military and veterans, and food insecurity.
Since 2015, the lawyers of PS&H have worked with Ocean State Job Lot to help the company continue to prosper and grow. Ocean State Job Lot’s owners and associates are "value seekers," and that also happens to be how PS&H views our own team. It is our ability to add value that has earned us our reputation as one of the best business law and litigation firms in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Not only do we provide value to those we work with, we value the relationships we have with our clients.