In the early 1980’s, brothers Rob and Danny Kole created a business selling tools and hardware equipment at swap meets and open air markets in San Diego, CA. As their business continued to expand, the Koles moved their operation to Los Angeles, and began importing merchandise directly from the Orient, and in March of 1985, Kole Imports was officially founded. For years the product line continued to evolve and expand, growing from tools and hardware, to over 30 categories of general merchandise.

For years Kole Imports was known as the ultimate source for dollar price point retail items at a great wholesale value. As the $1 store market boomed in the late 80’s and early 90’s, Kole Imports was there to help store owners find great products at the best prices. As the years went on and the general merchandise retail market has continued to change, Kole Imports has changed with the times, adding not only thousands of new fast-selling products, but expanding into different price points as well! Kole Imports now has over 10,000 items, sells merchandise to over 100 countries worldwide, and continues to be a family owned and operated business, celebrating over 30 years of wholesale merchandise distribution.