The Kendall Group

Wholesale Distribution


The Kendall Group is a wholesale supply partner providing quality products, services, and solutions to manufacturers, contractors, original equipment manufacturers, and utilities across the mid-west, east coast, and southeast regions. We offer diverse employment opportunities in distribution, logistics, operations, sales, accounting, marketing, finance, human resources, management, and technical service and support. For nearly 20 years, The Kendall Group has consistently been recognized as a top workplace.

The key to our success is our people.

As a 100% employee-owned company, we’re more than just associates. We are owners. Each Owner-Associate contributes directly to the organization’s growth and success, encouraging new ideas and honest collaboration. As Owner-Associates, we all have a stake in our company through the ESOP. Employee ownership drives us to offer our highest level of service excellence to our customers and our fellow Owner-Associates and is what sets The Kendall Group apart. We Own It.


1,700+ Owner-Associates
70+ Locations
19 Years Recognized

Community Involvement

Owner-Associates are encouraged to get involved in their local communities and give back to organizations they feel passionate about through many ways like:

  • Charitable Giving Day—Kendall will compensate an Owner-Associate for 8 hours of time donated to a charitable organization.
  • Discretionary Giving Program—Kendall will donate funds to an organization or event in a community at the request of our Owner-Associate.
  • Matching Giving Program—Kendall will match Owner-Associate donations to a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization of their choice.

Our Business Divisions

Kendall Electric

Since 1973, we have been a trusted name in electrical wholesale, industrial automation, and specialty sales and distribution. 60+ locations across 9 states and 5 distribution centers.


We specialize in industrial pipe, valve, and fitting distribution. Our team serves a range of customers in the commercial, industrial end users, OEMs, contractors, municipalities, government, education, and water/waste markets.

Forberg Smith

We are industry experts on instrumentation, process control, and filtration. From the initial design phase to the final commissioning, we offer industry-leading support to our customers to ensure instruments and processes perform as they should.

Relay & Power Systems

We are a full-service engineering and registered ISO manufacturing resource. The clients we serve are located in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic who produce, deliver, and consume medium and high-voltage power.

Great Lakes Automation Supply

We are Michigan’s premier Industrial Automation Distributor. Our expertise supports Programmable Logical Controllers (PLCs) and Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs) to troubleshoot robotic and control applications.

Kendall Lighting Center

The area’s leading destination for decorative lighting, home accents, artwork, and more. We provide lighting layouts, lighting specifications, selection assistance, smart lighting, and lighting controls to all the markets we serve. We have 4 locations between Michigan and Indiana.

Merlo Energy

We are your manufacturer’s representative and stocking distributor of steam, condensate, hot water, and air specialty products. Our mission is to improve efficiency and reduce energy consumption and emissions.

Our Benefits

Educational Assistance

Kendall offers up to $5,250 in educational expense reimbursement each calendar year at the graduate, undergraduate or certificate level for full-time Owner-Associates.

Kendall Group Scholarship Fund

Five scholarships are awarded to a recipient that is successfully pursuing an undergraduate degree program at an accredited college or university. The recipient must be a part-time Owner-Associate or a legal child of a current full-time Owner-Associate.

Pet Insurance

Pets Best pet insurance helps provide peace of mind to pet parents by reimbursing you for your pet’s eligible veterinary bills.

Owner-Associate Purchases Program & Discount Programs

Owner-Associates are eligible to purchase products for their household at cost, or for a family member at a discounted price.

Charitable Giving Day

Kendall can provide 8 hours of compensation to an Owner-Associate who donates their time to a charitable organization.

Discretionary Giving Fund

Kendall will donate funds to an organization or event in our local communities where we live and do business.

Paid Maternity Leave

Eligible Owner-Associates who are expectant mothers receive full pay for time away from work for six (6) weeks.

Matching Giving Fund

The Kendall Group matches contributions made to eligible charitable organizations up to $5,000.

Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)

An ESOP lets Owner-Associates save company shares for their retirement. Owner-Associates do not contribute their own money to the ESOP; The Kendall Group makes all contributions.

Paid Time Off and Holidays

Kendall understands the importance of time away from work. We offer generous paid time off that can be used at the discretion of each Owner-Associate.

Employee Assistance Programs

Kendall offers many programs to our Owner-Associates and their dependents, such as Wellbeing programs, Mental Health, etc.


Kendall offers a 401(k) plan to all Owner-Associates and matches a portion of the Owner-Associate’s contribution.

Medical, Dental, and Vision

Owner-Associates can choose between multiple medical plans, including a Health Savings Account (HSA) with an employer contribution.

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