Meet the Howard’s Pawn and Jewelry Team
As a family-owned business in Macon, GA, Howard’s Pawn and Jewelry has been taking care of its customers since
2001. Howard Reed was born and bred in Macon and is committed to the community he calls home. He got his start
working in the pawn business after shifting gears from bonds nearly 40 years ago.
Howard Reed — Owner
Howard Reed was born in Macon and worked in the pawn business for twenty years before opening Howard’s Pawn and Jewelry in 2001. He has four children and one grandchild so far. Most days find Howard behind the pawn counter making friendly loans and enjoying his customers. Howard loves spending time with family, working in his church, golf and fishing. Howard is also one of Georgia’s foremost experts on coins, sports memorabilia and military collectibles.
Howard spent twenty years at Arvin’s Pawn in downtown Macon, where he learned the ins and outs of the industry. In 2001, Howard started looking for a place to call his own. When the owner of J. D.‘s Pawn passed away, their building became available, and seeing the opportunity, Howard purchased the property and turned it into Howard’s Pawn and Jewelry. It was beneficial to take the spot of another pawn shop with a beginning customer base in an area with lots of walk-in traffic.
Nathan Reed — Store Manager
As Howard’s son, he has been a part of the business since day one in 2001. Besides his degree in Entrepreneurship from Auburn Unversity, he holds a Graduate Diamond Certificate from GIA and is currently working on his Colored Stone Certification. Nathan is our resident watch expert and also buys gun collections for our store as well. Born in Macon, he married a Macon girl and they have one child. Nathan loves time with his family, golf and watching Auburn football.
Debi Reed (aka Miss Howard)
Debi Reed (aka Miss Howard) works with our jewelry customers to find just that special piece whether they are searching for an engagement ring, a special gift or buying something they love for themselves. Debi has been selling jewelry growing that inventory since she and Howard opened up back in 2001. She enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as antiquing and traveling with Howard.
Hunter Ward — Pawn Manager
Hunter first came to work here in 2017. Hunter makes new loans, purchases and provides customer service for the pawn side of our business. He is also here to help when it is time to pick up your loan or when you want to just get an offer on something you want to sell. Born in Macon, Hunter enjoys music, working out and cooking.
Matt Darley — Firearms Manager
As our primary weapons buyer, Matt is responsible for the huge inventory you are able to shop when you visit Howard’s. Matt can evaluate individual weapons for trade or entire collections for purchase. Matt also can help you with Class III purchases. He has been on the staff with Howard for over a decade and stays up with what’s new in the gun market so we can offer the fantastic selection of firearms, accessories, safes, etc. at Howard’s. Matt was raised here in Macon as well and enjoys fishing, hunting, cooking and gardening in his spare time.
Errol Hall — Gun Salesman
Errol also served in the Marine Corps. As a veteran we are proud to have Errol serve our customers at Howard’s for the last two years. He is always willing to help you learn more about guns in general or the specific model you are interested in.
James Putnal — Gun Salesman
He has been with us for over five years and is great at using his vast knowledge of weapons to help you pick out just the right one. James loves hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.
TJ Lane — E‑Commerce Specialist
TJ produces and manages our Gunbroker and Ebay listings. He is also our resident electronics and musical instrument and equipment expert. While most of his time is spent with e‑commerce customers, TJ can be seen assisting customers all over the store as needed. TJ is originally from Macon, enjoys music and spending time with his beautiful daughter, Adelyn.
Jared Hunt — Gun Salesman & ATF Compliance
Jared Hunt joined the Howard’s staff in 2018. He was born and raised here in Macon. He is a top notch gun salesman and helps with ATF compliance processing, e‑commerce, and soon will be cross training to help anyone anywhere in our store as well. He is an avid sports spectator, loves spending time with his family and enjoys Star Wars movies.