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About Us

Our story begins at the end of the Second World War,

when a young man named Carl Roath returned home to Canada after serving in the army.  In those days, the military provided war veterans with career options. Carl was given a couple of choices; he decided to become a watchmaker.

Hard working and full of heart, Carl soon saw an opportunity within his new profession to assist people with their financial needs. He opened Roath’s Pawn Shop in Surrey, BC – a family business in the spirit of service.

Fast forward to fifty years later,

with three generations of Roaths passing the torch of Carl’s legacy. Today, you can walk into Roath’s original Surrey store location (we haven’t moved!), and expect the same down-to-earth, committed service Carl instilled in his pawn shop all those years ago.

Now, a mural of the man hangs on the wall at Roath’s to honour him, and a second (and third!) floor accommodates our ever-growing stock.  The times may have changed, but the integrity of our team members and leadership is ever constant.

Surrey’s independent and locally owned pawn shop. 

Come in and meet the extended family at Roath’s Pawn Shop, where we provide solutions for our customers’ short term financial needs along with the lowest retail prices on quality pre-owned products.

And when you want friendly, accessible service, Roath’s is there for you. We have English and Tagalog speaking-staff available to assist with pawn loans, gold selling, pre-owned purchasing, jewellery appraisals and repairs.

We know reputation and experience matters. 

For every year we are in business, we are evolving and improving to make your Roath’s Pawn Shop service is the best it can be.

We are proud members of:

  • Better Business Bureau (A+ rating).
  • National Pawnbrokers Association
  • BC Pawnbroker’s Association
  • Canadian Federation of Independent Business

Visit us at our original, independent storefront location in Surrey, BC. Our Contact Us page has Google Map directions to serve you.


Roath's Pawn Calculator

Use this simple calculator to find out how much it costs to get a loan from Roath’s!