A native of Modesto, Harvey was born in 1921, and graduated from Modesto High School in 1938 and Modesto Junior College in 1941. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII. Mr. Highiet worked in the family business since high school days, later became a partner with his father – Alex – and became sole proprietor when his father passed away in 1980. He was married to the late debbe Cohen of Los Angeles for 60 years; she passed away in 2006. He has two children, Jeff and Cathy, and is the President of the Company.