The parent company of K&N Mobile Franchises, Inc. is K&N Electric, Inc., founded in 1972 in Fort Worth, Texas, by Jerry Nelson. In 1992 Mr. Nelson’s son, Curtis, became the majority stockholder and has directed the company ever since. When he was only eight years old, Curtis began helping out his dad at K&N, and since then he has performed virtually every job, from stocking parts in the warehouse to now overseeing the entire company. Curtis is well versed in every aspect of operating a K&N “mobile parts store.”
K&N Electric’s corporate headquarters is in the same building in Fort Worth it has occupied since 1975, covering 17,000 square feet of warehouse and office space.
K&N currently has seven franchisees in five states. The franchisees are located in Abilene, TX; Greensboro, NC; Lexington, SC; Buffalo, NY; Oklahoma City, OK; and Houston, TX. The company also owns and operates 12 “mobile parts stores” in the southern United States and serves more than 4,000 customers. Some of our customers have been with us since we began selling from our mobile parts stores 48 years ago.
K&N Electric purchases the products sold on our mobile parts stores from more than 75 different manufacturers. The parts are purchased in bulk and then repackaged in smaller quantities, suitable to be sold from the mobile parts stores. More than 5,000 different part numbers are stored in K&N Electric’s warehouse and are ready for immediate delivery.
K&N Electric has 24 employees and most of them have worked for us for many years. In fact, several of our employees have been with us for more than 15 years, and some for as long as 35 years! Thanks to our employees longevity and experience they are able to guide and assist our franchisees with every aspect of running a K&N mobile parts store.
So, whether you are a K&N Electric, Inc. employee or a franchisee operating one of our mobile parts stores, you have the support of the entire K&N team.