Group One is a US importer and distributor for a number of professional audio and lighting manufacturers. The origin of the company begins with Mr. Jack Kelly, who in 1980 established the US office for Klark-Teknik Electronics, eventually controlling US distribution for Klark-Teknik, DDA, Midas, BSS, and Turbosound.
In 1984, Mr. Kelly helped establish and manage Celco Inc., the US distributor for Celco lighting control consoles. Mr. Norman Wright was employed in 1985 to look after Celco sales. In 1988 Mr. Kelly purchased Celco Inc. on behalf of the Klark-Teknik Group. Mr. Vincent Finnegan joined Celco, Inc. in 1988 to establish US distribution for other European manufacturers.
In 1990 Mark IV Audio purchased the Klark-Teknik Group and by 1992, the Celco Inc. division was bought out by Kelly, Wright and Finnegan. At that same time, Mr. Chris Fichera, Sales Manager for DDA Consoles, left Klark-Teknik to start Group One with Mr. Kelly, and in 1994, Group One and Celco Inc. merged to form the company now known as Group One Ltd.
The company operates primarily through a network of independent sales representatives calling on nearly 1,000 different dealer and contractor accounts. The company currently employs 13 people with the main office based in Farmingdale, NY in a 12,000sq. ft facility. Sales and support personnel are also located in Las Vegas, NV, Minneapolis, MN, and Los Angeles, CA.
The audio division of the company currently distributes Blue Sky near-field powered monitors, Calrec, Digico Digital Mixing Consoles, Jünger loudness control devices, MC2 high quality innovative amplifiers, surround control and audio monitoring, and XTA digital signal processing equipment.
The Lighting division currently distributes Elektralite Controllers and Intelligent Lighting, D.T.S., and Pulsar LED Lighting.
Group One is a customer-focused organization that strives to build mutual long term success for its vendors, dealers, customers, representatives, and employees.