Heritage & Legacy
Founded over forty years ago by five brothers – Bernard, Norman, Tyrone and the late Dennis & Don Bakos – Bakos Brothers is today one of South Africa’s most iconic brands, with a heritage of exceptional service and offerings of a quality that few can match.
The story of the company began with family, with the dynamic vision of five brothers who, with an eye for the future and entrepreneurial flair, established a retail furniture store in Rissik Street, Johannesburg, in 1971.
The brothers’ passion for elegant living together with their formidable teamwork and drive saw the business grow steadily throughout the 70s, with new stores opening in 1973 (Bree Street), 1976 (President Street), 1977 (Rosebank Mall) and 1979 (Market Street).
The brothers’ entrepreneurial flair came to the fore in its most obvious way in 1976, when television was finally made available to the South African public. Recognising the massive potential of this new offering, the brothers’ moved quickly to establish Bakos Brothers as the country’s number one television retailer.