The Kele History
30 Years of Success
The idea for Kele was formed many years before Roger Johnson actually opened shop in the den of his house in early 1983. As principals in the G.H. Avery Company, a Mid-South temperature controls contractor, both he and business partner Ronnie Randall had personally experienced the birth of the building automation industry. Roger led the transition from a conventional temperature controls contractor to a building automation specialty firm in the Memphis, TN, area while Ronnie was doing the same in the Nashville area.
One of the challenges they faced, along with others in the early days of automation, was finding products that would fit the input and output requirements of the automation systems they were installing. While ample products were available from a multitude of manufacturers, finding the right product for a specific application was time consuming. In addition, few, if any, of the manufacturers actually inventoried the parts.
The idea for a single source supplier that could offer a carefully crafted product selection and convenient customized service for everything input/output grew into Kele & Associates, the first to offer an all-inclusive package. Our customers embraced the concept and Kele has enjoyed nearly 30 years of continuous growth.
Today, Kele, Inc. is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee and has a worldwide customer base. Through the years, Kele has grown, but our goal has remained the same - to supply everything input/output all in one place. For everything input/output, call Kele.