Group One Ltd is a premium US importer and distributor of audio and lighting products. The company’s origins began with Mr. Jack Kelly back in 1980, and through various acquisitions and mergers during the early 1990s, ended with the formation of the company we see today.
Group One represents many of the world’s leading brands used in entertainment sound and lighting installations and events, with a network of independent sales representatives that work with nearly a thousand different dealer and contractor accounts. The company has its main office based in Farmingdale, NY in a 12,000sq. ft facility, with additional sales and support personnel also located in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Nashville, Knoxville, Washington DC and San Francisco.
The company prides itself as a customer-focused organization that strives to build mutual long-term success for its vendors, dealers, customers, representatives, and employees. To achieve this Group One provide tailored sales, logistics and support teams, and deliver high-value marketing programs including trade shows, advertising and PR. Many of the Group one staff (Groupers!) have been working in the industry for over 25 years and share the problem solving philosophy that has driven the Company since the beginning.
Regarding lighting products, the company distributes ElektraLite controllers and intelligent lighting and the Avolites line of lighting consoles. Its sound division distributes Blue Sky near-field powered monitors, Digico digital live and install mixing consoles, Calrec audio broadcast consoles and radio solutions, Klang In-Ear Monitoring Systems, MC2 amplifiers, and XTA digital signal processing.
Group One brands have been a part of huge outdoor festivals (Coachella, Summerfest), theme parks, concerts, corporate events, architectural features, Julliard productions, the Hollywood Bowl, the Newseum in Washington DC, and most of the current top Broadway musicals. They’ve been involved in everything from churches to battleships and concert events featuring performers ranging from the Black Keys to Pink Floyd to Blues Traveler and from Barbra Streisand to Lady Gaga, Aerosmith and ZZ Top.Group One Ltd
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