Best Product Lines, Best values, Best Employees, and as Always Best Service possible!

“Behind every businessman, there is a successful business philosophy." As a partner in Black and Kindrick Electric Wholesale beginning in 1958, Bill Kindrick studied and mastered the ramifications of the complex electrical supply market, striving to serve the needs of contractors and industrialists. In 1963, Mr. Kindrick became president and sole owner of what is B&K Electric Wholesale. As the business flourished, he extended his philosophy to a second store by hiring devoted employees and training them to offer excellent service. “Two heads are better than one and so are two stores,” Mr. Kindrick once said. They bring service closer to the customer and make it more convenient for them.

Today, B&K prides itself on service, quality, and results that positively impact our customer’s bottom line. The voice of our customers constantly changes, so we strive to be the best listener to what our customer needs are and adapt if necessary. Our Power to Solve culture allows our team to be innovative, knowledgeable and a consistent asset to your organization.

Although, decades have passed, we still hold fast to Bill Kindrick's powerful philosophy best product lines, best values, best employees and as always, best service possible.



William Kindrick & William Black found Black and Kindrick Wholesale in El Monte, California. First three locations open in Covina, La Puente and La Habra, California in 1963, 1966 and 1969.


Bill Kindrick purchases Bill Black's half of the business, B&K Electric Wholesale.


Black and Kindrick Wholesale opens their headquarters in City of Industry, California and purchased locations in La Habra, Irwindale, Santa Fe Springs and Rancho Cucamonga. Allen Bradley Distributor Agreement Signed. Ralph Covell becomes President in 1978.


Ken Kindrick becomes President/CEO in 1981.


Kathleen Ellison becomes President/CEO and Ken Kendrick becomes Chairman of the Board in 1998. Corona location opens. Sq-D Distributor Agreement and Separate Sales division created


Sanger Associates, a VDV distributor, is purchased and becomes the Van Nuys location, expanding the company into the VDV area. B&K is certified, both regionally and nationally, as a Women Business Enterprise; Corporate Headquarters moves into a new 40,000 square foot building in City of Industry, California. Buena Park Wholesale Electric is acquired; Van Nuys location consolidated into City of Industry. Morgan Wholesale is acquired. Locations open in Victorville and New Buena Park. SMS Alliance in San Diego with Bell Pipe & Supply and Shamrock Supply. Todd Brown becomes President in 2009.


New Irwindale, New Buena Park and New Rancho Cucamonga location opens. Power to Solve brand is unveiled. Manufacturing Services Opens: Enclosure Modifications, Assembly & Kitting. Divesture of Rockwell Automation APR. Escondido Location opens servicing San Diego. Renowned Focus on Industrial Market with ABB.


COVID-19. Authorized B&R Distributor. ABB Robotics Distributor Agreement Signed. Still have 8 years to get even more inspired and connected.