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Where We Come From

Norquist Salvage Corporation is a unique, family-owned business now operating three Thrift Town thrift stores in California. The company was founded in Northern California in 1972 by husband & wife team, Bud & LaVey Norquist, and LaVey’s brother, Steve Moore. Their goal was to make Thrift Town a clean, organized place to shop for well-priced, top-quality secondhand merchandise.

The young owners felt coming to Thrift Town should generate the type of excitement people had when the circus was on town! The original Thrift Town logo was bright red with a circus-style font and a waving banner. Over the years, we have updated our logo, but we still use bright red as our primary color, and we will always wave our Thrift Town banners with great pride! In fact, some of our stores still have their original circus font storefront signs from the early years! Now we’re talking authentic vintage!

We have built our business around people. We take great pride in providing a fun, safe work environment with competitive wages and exceptional customer service, all while recycling tons of items and keeping them out of the landfill.

Thrift Town is an authentic thrift store experience. A company filled with great history and numerous accomplishments. A company that embraces excitement and takes pride in bringing smiles to people’s faces.


Thrift Town ~ Your First-Class Secondhand Store!