Nationwide Surplus got its start in 2007, selling refurbished computer components and electronics.
“Owning our own business gives us the platform to provide jobs and opportunities for our team members to grow and flourish in pursuit of their personal passions and dreams. Furthermore, it gives us the freedom to give back to our community in ways we could never do personally. We are blessed every day to see what happens when our team comes together to build something greater than ourselves.” – Chris Ko
Nationwide Surplus got its start in 2007, when founder Rick Krug opened a business selling refurbished computer components and electronics. As the venture became more and more successful, Rick partnered with Chris Ko, a long-time investor in small- and medium-sized businesses to create Electronic Responsible Recyclers (ER2). ER2 works with companies to recycle their electronics, which are later resold through the Nationwide Surplus brand. With no inventory and no capital, each penny earned was reinvested into the company. Today, Rick and Chris work hard to grow their business and offer the most affordable products in their category. Nationwide Surplus benefits from eBay’s global reach, providing international customers the access to technologies and brands they may not have otherwise.