In 1945, Mike Drenon opened up a shop in Fairmount fixing watches. He started with $500 and a shoebox. Mike’s passion and knowledge of jewelry within the Kansas City area started to grow and soon his family and friends joined the business. It all started with humble beginnings and is now a well-established store within the industry that has surpassed personal goals and customer’s dreams.
1945: The Beginning
Mike Drenon fell in love with repairing watches. Decided he wanted to open up a business. Mike and Pansy Drenon open the store.
1978: Second Generation Owners
Daughter Karen Frisch and Frankie take over business, was mostly a repair shop.
1980: Third Generation
Steve and Rhonda began working at the store as teenagers.
1989: Trip to Antwerp
We took our first trip to the diamond bourse in Antwerp, Belgium. Drenon starts buying diamonds direct.
1999: The Big Move
Drenon moves to second location on 2314 S. Lee’s Summit Rd.
2004: Ready for Rolex
We became an Official Rolex Jeweler and it quickly became our biggest brand.
2009: Along came Steve
Grandson Steve became our third generation owner, has been working at the store since he was 9.
2013: Custom at Drenon
Overhauled the shop to become a full-fledged Custom Design Studio.
2018: The Final Move
Drenon moves to the new 8,000 square foot location at 3727 S Bolger Rd.