LES OLSON COMPANY HISTORY
Jobs were difficult to find, young Les managed to secure a position as an errand boy for ZCMI for which he was paid $50 per month and considering the state of the economy, he was very grateful for the privilege of having any job at all. Each month for 4 years he would faithfully turn his paycheck over to his mother, keeping for himself only a small amount of spending money.
By the age of 42, Les, who was now the manager of ZCMI's office equipment department, was married to his sweetheart Reva Parry, and together they were the very proud parents of 12 beautiful, and hungry children. Les realized that his large family needed more than his current employment could provide so one evening he quietly announced around the dinner table that he had quit his job to start a family business. All 12 children were invited to get their piggy banks and "buy-in" to the new venture. As they dumped their coins on the table, Reva carefully wrote down each child's investment, for a grand total of $63.
From the very beginning Les focused his efforts on customer service, continually reminding his employees that he was not their boss, the customer was. Les and Reva always said, "Anyone can sell a machine, but if you can't provide service you're out of business. Service is our backbone!"
Many years after the kids broke open their piggy banks and gave all they had to help Dad and Mom start the business, the Olson's continue to give all they have to carry on the legacy and provide the customer service that has made Les Olson Company one of Utah's great success stories.
THE NEXT GENERATION
Come see how our history has made such a fantastic future for our customers. We were here innovating 55 years ago and we will be here tomorrow. Call or come by one of our locations today and let us get started on a solution for you today.