Allied Group Sales started in business on July 1, 1997 with 9 employees when AGS President Don Kaminski and his former partner purchased Allied Geis Agency and renamed the company to Allied Group Sales, Inc. In February 2006, Mick Upchurch purchased 50% of AGS from Don’s former partner and effective March 1, 2016, sold his interest to Tim Klei who takes over as CEO..
Tim has been with Allied Group Sales since August 31, 2015. He initially served as the Vice President of Sales, and on March 1, 2016 became the CEO. Tim began his electrical career in 1993 at Fife Florida Electric Supply in Tampa Florida. Through multiple acquisitions over his 22 year distribution career, including Hughes Supply, The Home Depot, and HD Supply, Tim’s responsibilities grew from Branch Manager, District Manager, Regional Vice President and ultimately Vice President of Sales and Operations for HD Supply Electrical. He has a Bachelors degree in business as well as a Masters of Business Administration from the University of South Florida. Tim is currently enrolled in the 3 year certification program at the University of Texas in Austin to obtain the Certified Professional Manufacturers Representative designation.
Currently AGS employs 36 associates with their corporate office and warehouse located in Phoenix Arizona. AGS has resident sales offices in Albuquerque,as well as Las Vegas, Nevada.
AGS has been focused on the main priorities of our company, as defined by our mission statement. Our first priority is to employ the best-qualified and most dedicated people in the industry. We are a service organization, and the quality of our people determines the quality of service we provide. To this end, our staff bears an impressive resume of experience and achievement, having worked for various leading companies in the electrical industry.
Our next priority is to ensure top performance by equipping our people with the resources they need to truly excel. We have reinvested heavily in technology, including laptop computers for all outside sales associates, a complete office network with the latest software’s, several training projectors and multifunctional communication devices for flexibility and accessibility.
Finally, we have formed strategic relationships with our customers and manufacturers in all markets served. We have set specific goals for our company and our employees, in order to define success and promote a culture of commitment to those common objectives.
It is on these basic principles that AGS has built their foundation, and on which we also build our future.