AGS 25th Anniversary Celebration a Hit!
Over 300 industry professionals gathered at Allied Group Sales in December to celebrate our 25th Anniversary with an Open House event. Guests had the opportunity to tour the recently renovated office and newly added training center.
“The open house gave us an opportunity to come together to celebrate our anniversary milestone and give back to all our customers and industry partners. Everyone enjoyed a nice catered lunch, had the opportunity to build community with our employees and partners, and walked away with a few fun gifts as a small token of our thanks,” remarked Tim Klei, President and CEO, Allied Group Sales.
Key manufacturers were there to showcase their latest products to everyone who attended. Guests also had the opportunity to spin the prize wheel for some AGS 25th Anniversary SWAG as they completed their tour of the facility. The big winner of the day was Ken Fogelstrom from Wang Electric Systems, who won the grand prize raffle of an electric bike.
After 25 years of service, the AGS team marked this great milestone with a commemorative booklet that highlighted its humble beginnings and growth throughout the years. Founders Don Kaminski and Dave Mehrer purchased Allied Geis Sales, a local rep agency, on July 1, 1997 and renamed the company Allied Group Sales, Inc. and in doing so kept the name AGS! With only nine employees they began serving the electrical market in Arizona and Las Vegas. Now, 25 years later as AGS celebrates this momentous anniversary, they have become one of the Southwest’s leading hybrid electrical and lighting agencies serving the Arizona, New Mexico, Las Vegas and El Paso markets.
Since 1997, AGS has represented the top electrical manufacturing companies and in 2017, AGS began representing many of the industry’s top lighting manufacturing companies. A proud member of NEMRA, AGS has been laser focused on the residential, commercial, and industrial electrical markets in the Southwest United States for 25 years. Currently Allied Group Sales employs 40 dedicated professionals led by its three principal partners, Tim Klei, Michael Knoblock and Nick Hobbs. With their corporate office and warehouse located in Phoenix, Arizona, AGS also has an office in Albuquerque, New Mexico and multiple resident sales offices in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“For me, this milestone is more than a number; it’s about longstanding partnerships and having the opportunity to serve others. The number 25 reflects that our employees, customers and manufacturer partners believe that what we do here at AGS has great value. We have done our best to put others’ needs first and problem solve along the way. We have experienced continued growth and success and I want to thank each and every one who has made this journey possible. We would not be where we are without such a dynamic team of employees at AGS, industry leading manufacturer partners and faithful customers,” remarked Klei.