PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. - John Kelly, president and CEO of Kelly Generator & Equipment has been hunting for quite some time. A long-time Calvert County resident and business owner for 25 years, Kelly has been on the lookout for a piece of property that would allow him to move his thriving business from Prince George's County to Calvert County in order to work closer to where he and many of his 40+ employees live.
He has finally found a place for his business on Route 4 in Owings and is pleased to announce that the groundbreaking for his new 26,000 square foot warehouse and administration facility will take place on Friday, December 8.
Founded in 1992, Kelly Generator & Equipment currently serves the mid-Atlantic region providing standby power generators and service for home and business use. "We offer a full range of power solutions - including sales, service, parts and rentals - and are able to meet the needs of almost any home or business," says Kelly. "When our new facility is completed, we will be even better situated to serve our customers." Construction on the new facility is expected to be complete in late summer of 2007.
Among the company's 17 service personnel are four that are certified as Master Service Technicians by Generac Power Systems, one of the premier manufacturers of automatic standby power products. Kelly Generator sells and services Generac industrial, commercial and residential systems, as well as uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems for a variety of uses from personal homes to large institutions like hospitals, nursing homes and schools. The company also offers Shindaiwa kWiet mobile generators and provides load bank and light tower sales, service and rentals as well.
The demand for standby power among residential and commercial users continues to grow, due in large part to the mission critical nature of computer equipment and the publicity of recent natural disasters. "The interest in backup power has never been greater," says Kelly. "From tornados and ice storms to protracted events like Hurricane Katrina, power outages over the last several years have affected millions. People looking at purchasing a system often discover that the cost is much less than they anticipated, especially when they realize the damage and financial loss that could occur if they failed to provide uninterrupted power to their homes, customers and employees."
It is this growing demand that helped fuel Kelly's search for a new home - closer to home - for his growing business. "We've been very successful in helping home and business owners protect themselves with uninterrupted and standby power sources, which has spurred the growth of our business," says Kelly. "And now, we're extremely pleased to be moving to a larger new facility that will enable us to better serve our customers, right here in Calvert County.