Our History

William J. O’Neill Sales Exchange Co., Inc. was founded in 1973 by the late William J. O’Neill. William was a respected pawnbroker with a career spanning over 60 years of industry experience and formerly of Arthur J. Heaney, O’Neill & Kelly, J. J. Ryan and Provident Loan Society. Patricia began her career in 1973 alongside her husband. William managed the loan department while Patricia oversaw the design and merchandising division. The company grew quickly and steadily during the recession years of the 1970’s, establishing O’Neill’s as Suffolk County’s leading pawnbroker.

More than just
a business

O’Neill Sales Exchange was established in 1973 by William and Patricia O’Neill. It continues today doing business as a collateral loan broker and retail jeweler, family owned and operated for over 45 years. Watch our video to learn more about the companies history.

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Our founder

Our founder, the late William J. O’Neill was formerly associated with Arthur J. Heaney, O’Neill & Kelly, Provident Loan Society and J.J. Ryan, all respected Brooklyn and New York City pawnbrokers. William, a strapping Irishman, along with his beautiful wife Patricia, moved their lending business to Patchogue, L.I. in 1973. With great knowledge of the pawn broking industry and understanding of the customers’ needs, they quickly established a successful business as the first collateral loan broker in Suffolk County. William had over 60 years of experience in the pawn broking industry before retiring and leaving his business operation to his daughter Veronica.

Family owned
& operated

Veronica was the daughter of a pawn broker, from an early age, was embedded in the family business and has made this industry her career ever since. Veronica O’Neill is a GIA Certified Diamond Grader and is the Senior Appraiser for the company. She deals directly with the wholesale and retail market related to the jewelry industry and is constantly improving her awareness of both the local and global jewelry commerce. In addition to lending, Veronica’s skills incorporate estate and insurance appraisals. She has employed a team of experienced in-house pawnbrokers to deliver exceptional service to our clients. O’Neill’s well trained staff will ensure that all transactions are handled securely, promptly and with sensitivity and care unmatched in the pawn broking industry.

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