HANOVER PARK, Ill.—KSA Lighting & Controls announced today they will expand their footprint into Central Illinois. Simultaneously Philip McCully & Associates will merge with KSA downstate allowing two strong Acuity agents to combine resources and create a robust sales operation supporting their Central Illinois customers.
Philip McCully & Associates was founded in 1973 representing Acuity Brands along with some of the most well-known lighting and controls brands in the industry. Located in Toluca, the agency has 13 associates serving the entire Central Illinois market including Bloomington, Champaign-Urbana, Decatur, Galesburg, Peoria and Springfield.
“McCully & Associates is a highly respected agency that has strong market penetration and prides itself on excellent service and strong customer relationships,” said Jim Williams, President at KSA Lighting & Controls. “Given the history between our two organizations, our shared territory borders and mutual customers, this merger is a win for both agencies. Serving as Vice President of the Central Illinois office, Derek McCully will oversee operational excellence and strategy deployment to ensure sales efforts drive growth. “With the strength of our internal resources combined with our growing sales and support infrastructure, we immediately become more relevant in Central Illinois. Our increasing bandwidth will allow us to deliver exceptional results to all customers across the market.”
KSA will be investing in additional resources around controls, application engineering, specification and design and sales growth of lighting and controls products in targeted vertical markets.
KSA Also Expands Into Iowa
Beginning September 1, 2017, KSA Lighting & Controls has been appointed the Acuity Brands agency representative for Iowa. Acuity Brands recognizes the strength of the KSA brand and with their expansion into Central Illinois this is a natural progression to their western neighbor. The Iowa office will be located in Des Moines with satellite offices strategically placed around the state. With these shared resources, customers can continue to expect exceptional service their current relationships have been built on.
KSA was founded in 1988 as a manufacturers’ representative agency for Lithonia Lighting. Jim Williams acquired the agency in 2004 and has grown the agency to 90+ associates representing over 100 of the industry’s finest lighting and controls manufacturers. With the partnership of Acuity Brands Lighting, KSA has been built on the fundamental principles of being easy to do business with, delivering solutions to their customers and leading with innovation and education to all customer segments. KSA is committed to excellence and exceeding expectations.Tagged with KSA, rep