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  • Kele’s History – 30 Years and Growing

    The whole idea of Kele began with the unique needs of BAS contractors and engineers in mind – an idea that has now grown into 30 years of outstanding customer service and unmatched technical support. In fact, our client-facing, onsite technical team has a total of 350 years of combined experience.

    How it All Began

    Our founders, Roger Johnson and Ronnie Randall, were principals in the G.H. Avery Company when they personally experienced the birth of the building automation industry in 1983. 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 building automation distributor to offer an all-inclusive platform. Our customers embraced this concept and Kele is still going strong today.

    What We Do

    At Kele, we know how important it is to get you the building automation products and solutions you need FAST so that your project stays on time and on budget. That’s precisely why we have invested in our massive $10 million inventory, warehoused strategically in Memphis, TN – the largest air freight hub in the world. As an authorized distributor for 300 plus suppliers, we have access to millions of SKUs. When you need it now, count on Kele.  


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