Kelly Supply is extremely proud of our rich history and successes, based on long standing relationships with our customers, our family and our employees, developed and nurtured for over a century. We look forward to maintaining these ongoing relationships while establishing new ones in the future.
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1903 - Kelly-Porter Plumbing Company formed. A partnership between Wm. Kelly and Dr. Porter.
1905 - Wm. Kelly purchased the interest of Porter
1912 - Robert Kelly & Martin Kelly open operation in Kearney, NE.
1914 - Martin Kelly opens plumbing shop in St. Paul, NE.
1917 - Kelly Well Company organized with brothers / partners: William, Martin, Robert, Thomas Kelly
1921 - Kelly Brothers purchase Cantrell Plumbing Company and organized the Sanitary Plumbing Company.
1923 - Became a Rigid Distributor
1927 - The Kelly Supply Company organized. Distributors of petroleum handling equipment and plumbing supplies.
1930 - First transactions with Crane Valve
1934 - Contract for sewer construction projects.
1937 - Martin Kelly Jr. associates with Wm. Kelly Company and Kelly Supply Company
1938 - Became a Gates Rubber Distributor
1945 - Howard and Ralph Kelly associate with Kelly Supply
1947 - Wm. Kelly Company, Kelly Well, Saniatary Plumbing and Kelly Supply Company separated into three companies.
1948 - Kelly Supply moves to new building on Oklahoma Avenue