Ollie’s Frozen Custard was started by Bill Jamison in 1985. Bill has been eating custard since the age of 4 years old. His favorite custard stand was "The Sycamore Drive-in" in Indiana. Back then a cone of custard was 5 cent and a sundae was a quarter.
When Bill got out of college, he wanted to start a custard stand but lack of capital prevented him, so he took a job as a school teacher. After his stint as a teacher, he went into sales for 14 years and ended up working for a company that sold ice cream flavoring and toppings.
This job gave Bill the chance to learn about the industry and visit a lot of stores in Northern, IL. During his travels he noticed there where no custard stands to be founded. Armed with his knowledge of the ice cream business and his love for custard- he bought a small 450 sq. ft building and parking lot in DeKalb,IL. After extensive renovation and the purchase of a Leon’s single barrel custard machine-he was open for business.