We’ve been celebrating our 25th Anniversary all year long, but officially the company turned 25 over the weekend, and we had a party to commemorate this milestone. Rob and Danny Kole both spoke about our history as a wholesale company and the reasons for our success as we watched a slide show of the last 25 years. Kole Imports has thrived over the years due to a number of factors, including great ideas, great timing, great deals, great customers, and quality employees.
In his speech, Rob Kole made the point that Kole Imports hires employees based on their personalities and character, as well as their knowledge and experience. Having a strong team of good people who work well together and want the company to thrive is key to our success. It was great fun to get the whole Kole Imports team together outside of the office for a look back at our company history, dinner, drinks and dancing. We’re very happy to be doing so well after 25 years. Here are some pictures from our past and present.
Danny Kole giving a great speech about the history of the company.
Danny Kole at a trade show in 1985, when it all began. Nice hair!
Rob and Danny kole with a customer at a trade show in 1985. We're trying to talk Rob into growing the mustache again.
Rob Kole in the original Kole Imports office. Fortunately for everyone here, he wears long pants to work now.
One of the first containers Danny unloaded in 1985. It tipped over after he unloaded the back of it. He was in it at the time and knocked unconscious. We unload containers differently now.
1985 Kole Imports Catalog.
Shocking Values sign, with Danny Kole. We created this sign to make people stop at our booth, and it worked.
The Kole team during our blood drive. The bloodmobile came to the office and took donations.
Kole Imports Warehouse Staff. These guys get all of the orders out as fast as they can and do a great job.
Our current show booth in Las Vegas. The new color and logo really make it stand out from the competition.