Kelly Energy began as Kelly Electric, Inc. in 1982, founded by Ken Kelly, President. Through the 1980s and 90s, Ken and brothers Ray and Michael built a company that, at one time was the 2nd largest non-union electrical contractor in Southern Arizona.
While Ray moved on to the Pacific Northwest in the late 1980s, the Kelly Brothers (Ken and Mike) still own and operate the family business. Michael has assumed the role of Vice President, General Manager and Chief Estimator. Ken (President) manages all field operations, hiring and human resources, as well as technologies, purchasing and field support departments.
Kelly Energy has endured tough economic times by being able to downsize when necessary, while always managing to capture enough new projects to keep the company viable. In our storied tenure, Kelly Energy has completed a large number of area landmark projects, and it’s literally impossible to drive down any major arterial in the area and not pass dozens of previously completed Kelly Energy electrical endeavors. Our mission statement and business philosophy is simple:
“Give the client a Quality Project, for a reasonable cost, facilitated through sound and ethical management”
We truly would rather make a modest margin and leave the client with a willingness to retain our services for future projects rather than try to make a windfall on a given project and alienate a potential repeat customer. Our record of performance and quality, combined with our ability to manage our contract and service the client is unsurpassed in the industry. (We invite you to contact any/all of our previous or current clients to verify our standout service level and commitment to quality projects.)
While approximately 70% of our annual volume is captured via repeat clients, negotiated work, or design build contracts, we regularly compete in the competitive bid market, and have managed to remain significantly competitive supplementing our annual backlog balance through the hard bid market.
While our primary focus is on heavy commercial, retail, commercial and light industrial, we also perform a significant amount of underground/duct bank projects, parking lot lighting, switchgear replacements/retrofits, pump stations and low volt control wiring contracts.
Kelly Energy’s low EMR, excellent safety record and bonding ability enable us to seek out larger projects, as well as government contracts/municipal or public funded jobs, tribal, and of course privately funded ventures.
Our competitive advantage is created by the fact that Kelly Energy owns most all of our equipment, allowing us to “in house/sole source” our equipment needs, eliminating costly rentals. This coupled with the “partnering approach” we employ with our vendors add to our competitive focus and exceptional level of service.
Most important however, is our employees, some of whom have been with Kelly Energy for over 20 years. (The average length of service for field electricians is 7 years) This loyalty and familiarity with our systems and performance protocol make us one of the region’s leaders in Electrical Construction.
No project is too big or too small and we treat each type as if it were the most high profile project in our portfolio.
We invite you to call upon us for your electrical needs on your next project, and give us the opportunity to show you what we can do for you. Our promise to you is total satisfaction from beginning to completion, as well as superior project management, and positive interaction with our highly organized accounting and records staff.