Allied Group Sales Completes Office Renovation with the Installation of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
PHOENIX, AZ (November 2021) With the installation of two electric vehicle charging stations In November, Allied Group Sales (AGS) has finished a complete interior and minor exterior renovation of its office and warehouse facility located at 201 S 28th Street, Phoenix AZ. After acquiring Total Lighting and Control in 2018, and operating the business in two separate facilities, AGS owners, Tim Klei and Michael Knoblock, decided to completely renovate its main headquarters in Phoenix so they could join the two teams together in one building. The office facility was completely demolished to four exterior walls and entirely reconfigured and expanded to include a 1000 square foot training center; while the warehouse received additional interior racking and outdoor cantilevers, a new warehouse office and a warehouse bathroom, new lighting throughout and industrial grade fans. The exterior received new fencing, asphalt, security cameras, lighting, paint and signage.
“As part of our guiding principles at AGS, we are committed to investing in our people, our industry partners and leading edge technology. This building renovation project further demonstrated that commitment on all three points,“ stated Tim Klei, President and CEO.
Not only did AGS install EV charging stations for employees, but it included other strategic details to make employee productivity better such as adding adjustable Varidesks for all office employees, installing extremely large industrial grade ceiling fans in the warehouse, a new full service break room/kitchen, and a 1000 square foot state of the art training room where manufacturers can train AGS employees, and AGS can host customer trainings for distributors, contractors and engineers.
The entire building was also outfitted with products from AGS’s manufacturers to further use the space for product demonstrations. It features a variety of products from Legrand’s core lines including Wiremold floor boxes, Pass & Seymour’s Radiant and Adorne wiring devices, Wattstopper lighting control systems and shades, ONQ data enclosures and connectivity and a Nuvo AV System. Also highlighted are enclosures by Unity Manufacturing, office lighting by Elite Lighting and G Lighting, and exit and emergency as well as exterior lighting by Barron Lighting Group.
As part of this project, AGS also reworked its warehouse space to allow for more local product availability and to highlight a variety of lighting applications. “We took advantage of this renovation by incorporating high bays from several of our key lighting partners. Customers can now come see fixtures from Atlas Lighting, Barron Lighting Group, Dialight, Elite Lighting and FSC Lighting in a real world warehouse application,” remarked Michael Knoblock, Principal, VP Sales Lighting & Controls. “We purposely alternated rows with lighting fixtures in our warehouse to better demonstrate and showcase the different brands we offer.”
Customers are always welcome to visit AGS to view the various solutions and product offerings in use. “At AGS we want to provide the most current solutions available in the electrical and lighting market, and our facility is now a real world application of that. It’s our desire to support customers and manufacturers in every aspect of our business, which is why this renovation is so important. Customers can not only expect our team of experts to assist with their project needs every day, but now they can come and experience our product solutions for themselves,” added Klei. “We are also truly thankful for the support of our manufacturer partners in helping to accomplish our AGS remodel.”
Allied Group Sales is an electrical and lighting manufacturer’s representative sales agency serving the Southwest for nearly 25 years. Currently Allied Group Sales (AGS) employs 36 associates, led by its two Principal Partners, Tim Klei and Michael Knoblock. With their corporate office and warehouse located in Phoenix Arizona, AGS also has resident sales offices in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Las Vegas, Nevada.