Kyäni began with three founding families who achieved enormous success through hard work and innovation. Kirk Hansen and the Hansen family own a large petroleum distribution company. Always eager to maintain a competitive advantage, the Hansen’s were the first to introduce computer oil analysis and bulk lubricants to their area. Later, they were leaders in converting their service stations into convenience stores. It was a very risky endeavour but they knew the importance of staying ahead of industry trends. The conversion was an enormous success. Now the Hansen’s family business is one of the largest petroleum distributors in the United States.