About

We are a complete Sales & Service agency with 34 employees specializing in:

Sales, Service, Order Entry, Special Quotes, Order Tracking, PK Training, and Tech Support.

We also:
Have been representing MFG’S for 36 years.
Have over 400 years industry experience.
Sell to corporate offices throughout the upper Midwest.
Are a nationwide call / tech support center.
Provide in-store service for ALL Menards, Mills, Blains & Northern Tool + Equipment
Conduct approx 9,000 service calls annually
Provide special quotes to stores and branches nationwide on a daily basis.

Company History

1959 — Kelly Plourde begins his career, working in the warehouse of his father’s agency, handling building wire.

1973 — Kelly Plourde Sales, Inc. is founded as Kelly assumes retail division of Hatfield Wire & Cable (Safeguard) from the RJ Bork Company.

1978 — KPS appointed as representative for several lines such as Woods Wire & Gardner Bender

1984 — KPS adds inside and outside sales personnel to fuel market growth

1990 — KPS expands and adds a Full-time Service division developed by Chris Plourde.

1996 — KPS service staff grows to 6 permanent service reps.

1999 – KPS expands and moves from their Bloomington, MN office into new facilities located in Eagan, MN.

2005 – Chris Plourde assumes role as President of KPS

2007 – KPS expands again and moves into a larger facility located in Edina, MN

2009 – KPS merges with Front Row Sales and Marketing HQ in Chicago with 7 employees selling and servicing Mills Fleet Farm and Blains Farm & Fleet.