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Who We Are

Kelley is grounded in lessons we’ve learned from more than 75 years serving industrial, agricultural, commercial, cotton gins, motor testing and control panel businesses. From quality work to unparalleled safety, we always deliver.

Our Legacy

From our founding in 1945 to all the exciting projects we have lined up for the future, we’ve learned how to exceed expectations and set new standards across the industries we work in. 

Original Kelley Electric headquarters


Kelley Electric — which originally started as a utility company working on 4kV to 69kV projects — is founded in Kennett, Missouri.


Controls engineering and panel building is introduced to optimize our clients’ electrical and mechanical needs.

Outside of Townsend headquarters


Kelley Electric is acquired by The Townsend Corporation (now The Townsend Company, LLC).

Finger pointing at automation control panel


We begin implementing process automation.

Skylight over updated facility


National Projects and Kansas City presence are established.

Grounded in Values

We’ve worked hard to become the industry standard you see today, but it wouldn’t have been possible without a solid foundation built on these core values.


We are nationally known as a safety leader in the industry; it’s always been our most important value. We know that our associates work to live, not live to work. That’s why we’re committed to practices that ensure every employee goes home every night.


Our combination of well-trained, experienced professionals, a large fleet of specialized equipment and extensive resources is second to none and ensures we get the job done right.


Our reputation as a trusted partner is no accident. We earned it by adhering to the highest ethical standards while bringing a work ethic we can stand by to every project.


You can count on our leadership and field personnel to exceed expectations every time. We know our reputation is on the line, so they will always conduct themselves as professionals.


Serving our clients' needs safely, efficiently and dependably is the cornerstone of our reputation. We are committed to reliability, responsiveness and customer-centered solutions.

Our Certifications




First Aid/CPR

SDS Chemical Safety

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