1946

In 1946, Mr. Knell was working in his father's plumbing business. He and Mrs. Knell decided to "Go West" and move to California. In March of that year, he and his wife bought a store called Ole's House of Bargains. The store had a sign that said, "We buy and sell anything that does not eat!"

1969

Harvey Knell joins the team.

1970

Harvey was put in charge of running the family business and brings in a whole new management team.

1984

By 1984 Ole’s grows to 36 stores and the Knell family sell’s Ole’s and turns the profit into KCB Management.