KINGSBURG – After first functioning out the owner’s garage in Selma, Kimbley’s is still thriving 50 years later. At first they were a flooring shop owned by Carl and Ramona Kimbley.
Carl Kimbley started off as an apprentice and in starting his own business, would bring samples to his customers’ homes. A year later, a storefront in Kingsburg came available in 1968. With Ramona Kimbley taking care of the secretarial end of the business, they worked side by side until their retirement in 2013.
The shop has evolved to offer window treatments, wallpaper and interior design and current owner Stacey Viramontes says they strive to follow the example set by the shop’s namesakes and recently relocated to a new spot in Downtown Kingsburg. We asked them a few questions for a business Q&A and here are their responses:
Name of business: Kimbley’s
Location: 1448 Draper St.
Phone number: 897-5014
Hours of operation: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m.-2p.m. on Saturdays.
Owner/operator name: Stacey Viramontes
Q: What’s your professional background?
A: I have had more than 30 years of on-the-job training with both products and installation. Our business opened in 1968 by Carl and Ramona Kimbley in their garage on Jackson Street in Selma.
Q: When did the business open?
A: We just celebrated our 50th anniversary and the grand opening of our new storefront in Downtown Kingsburg at 1448 Draper St.
Q: What do you specialize in?
A: We specialize in flooring of all sorts, window treatments, wallpaper and have an in-store interior designer as well.
Q: Why did you decide to locate in town?
A: We love the small-town environment. All of the welcoming faces of Kingsburg make this a truly inviting place to be. The city’s tree-lined downtown filled with lights and banners makes us feel like we’re in a Hallmark film.
Q: Any statement you’d like to make to your customers?
A: I would like to let our town know that we have loved serving them for the past 50 years and attribute our success to our great customer service, installation team, keeping up with trends and giving our customers the best value for their money.