Happy Birthday to Us!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014  |  
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On August 17, 1960 our first store opened in Kannapolis, NC and was located “on the square” at 111 S. Main St.  The article printed in the local paper on that date states the prices ranged from $3.99 to $8.95…can you believe it?

Dwight D. Eisenhower was President

Richard Nixon was Vice President

Average cost of a home was $16,500

A gallon of gas was $00.31 (seriously!)

A lot has changed in the past 54 years…that’s for sure!  We’ve grown from 1 store to a company with over 1132 locations across 40 states between all of the divisions. In addition, we’ve grown from 1 employee to over 9,500 employees. 

Even though the company has grown in size, we still hold on to that core belief that “Good Service Comes From the Heart”® and we haven’t forgotten where we came from or who got us here…and that’s each and every one of our customers! So, THANK YOU…and we look forward to another 54 successful years…2068, here we come!



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