About Us

About Us

Nassau Hobby Center was founded in January of 1946 by Ralph Hirschberg in Freeport , NY . Fresh from the Navy he founded the Keystone Chemical company to sell bottled chemicals to budding chemists and also started selling coins via mail order. In 1946 he rented our first store on Grove street but latter out grew that and moved to the corner of Church and Pine streets. We flourished there for many years until we moved to Merrick road to get better exposure and more parking.

My Dad didn't see that store too long as he was stricken with a heart attack and passed away in 1973, the year we moved in. I took over full time operation and aggressively expanded the store but after about 25 years we needed more room. So in a leap of faith I bought the three building complex at 13 W Merrick Road that we now occupy. We have two floors of merchandise and a two store drive in warehouse that fits us perfectly!

Now my son Chris heads up the crew that has taken us to new level. Offering quick turnarounds and service above all. We have completely computerized our operations to serve you better. We thank you for your years of purchases and if you are a new customer, we welcome you to our family!

Sincerely Charlie Hirschberg & Chris Hirschberg