About Us

Great Value.  Exceptional Service.

Since 1982, KBS Electrical Distributors, Inc. has specialized in the distribution of quality transmission, distribution, substation, and generation products.  KBS provides world-class products, services, and dependability to the cooperative and municipal markets.  Since forming KBS, two subsidiary companies have been established; KBS Electrical Distributors, Inc. of Houston and KBS Management.  The corporate headquarters in Bryan, TX consists of an 8 acre campus, 30,000 square foot warehouse, and 5 acres of concreted outdoor storage.  Additional branch offices and warehouses in Texas are located in Austin, Beaumont, Coldspring, Houston, Itasca, Livingston, San Antonio, and Woodville, as well as a branch office in Sulphur Springs, AZ.

KBS is committed to maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction.  They achieve this goal through on-time delivery of high quality products and services, while promoting a continuous improvement environment.  KBS represents major manufacturers of power generation, transmission, substation, and distribution products with several manufacturers being industry leaders in quality and innovation.  KBS also maintains one of the largest inventories in the region so they can achieve the highest order fulfillment rate possible with orders being shipped in full and on-time with the first shipment.  In addition to having a large inventory, KBS is a member of the North American Association of Utility Distributors (NAAUD), which gives them access to over $400 million worth of inventory though NAAUD partners.

Ease of doing business is paramount at KBS.  They’ve made significant investments in technology to help streamline transactions from beginning to end.  Customer orders are processed using a best-in-class ERP system which includes bin-located-barcoded inventory with same day shipment available.  KBS allows you to place orders using your own part numbers, which are cross-referenced in their system to the corresponding manufacturer’s part number.  Both numbers appear on the order’s documentation.  They can also process orders using electronic data interchange (EDI) and web services to efficiently conduct business transactions such as order processing and billing.  This program reduces transactional errors as well as overhead costs related to purchasing and accounting.  Customers can shop 24/7 on the KBS website to browse inventory and get the latest product information.  Users can log into their account to check pricing, place orders, check order status, review order history, and more.

KBS is more than a distributor, their highly technical staff has over 300 years of industry experience and offer an array of solutions including packaging services, inventory management, alliance solutions, 24/7 disaster response services, and integration solutions.  KBS takes pride in understanding the customers’ requirements and provide dedicated technical experts to help identify the best solutions for your toughest challenges.  KBS promises to do their best, not to just meet, but to exceed your expectations.  Give us a call today and join our growing list of long-term partners!