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John Kelly, NFIB Member
John Kelly, president of Kelly Generator & Equipment

John Kelly is president of Kelly Generator & Equipment, headquartered in Owings, Md., which he founded more than 20 years ago. Within the past 12 months, the company has expanded, opening branch offices in Butler, Pa. And Clarksburg, W.Va. Kelly Generator & Equipment is the company that many rely on, including hospitals, nursing homes, data centers and private residences. When their electrical power goes out, KGE equipment is in place and kicks on automatically. The business not only sells, rents and services generators, but also provides continued training and support to their customers, including 24/7 emergency responses. Kelly said he is passionate about NFIB because it is the premiere, much-needed, unified voice of small business. “No other organization steps up to the plate and swings the bat for small business like NFIB,” he said. Kelly personally works to amplify the voice of small business by corresponding with lawmakers on behalf of NFIB. He also participates in Small Business Days at the Capital and other NFIB-sponsored events.

Other Interests: Kelly is very active in his community. He supports a local Boy Scout troop and provides the equipment and space at his business that they need for their annual mulch fundraiser. He is also involved with a local anti-hunger campaign and provides space at KGE that is used as a food distribution center. He supports a local marine museum and is an active member of the Coastal Conservation Association, which is dedicated to conserving and promoting coastal resources for future generations. When he is not running his business, family time tops his list of priorities. Some of the Kelly family’s favorite activities are boating, jet skiing, fishing, snow skiing and hiking.

Year Company Founded: 1992

Number of Employees: 72

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