Kole Imports Company History
In 1982, Rob and Danny Kole went into business selling car stereos, tools and hardware at flea markets. Constantly looking for better merchandise at lower prices, they came to the conclusion that they could start importing it themselves. They set themselves up as direct importers of general merchandise, and quickly got out of retail and into wholesale.
In the beginning, it was very much a family business, and Rob and Danny's parents, Art and Pearl Kole, helped handle the day-to-day operations. Art has retired from the business, but he still stops by regularly to see how things are going. Pearl Kole passed away in 2004 after a long struggle with breast cancer. The Koles have set up the Pearl Endowment with the American Cancer Society to raise money for breast cancer research.
As dollar stores were starting to spring up around the country, the Koles recognized that it was more than a fad and set out to be the nation's biggest wholesaler of dollar merchandise, importing thousands of different dollar items and wholesaling them to stores across the US and also exporting to other countries.
As business gets better, Kole Imports continues to grow, adding employees and increasing warehouse and office space.
From the beginning, Kole Imports has been dedicated to being the best source of profit for their customers by offering the best items at competitive pricing, adding new items every week, and providing tremendous variety and value.
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