Kelly Bros. Announces New Leadership and Growth Initiatives

(Covington, KY; November 4, 2021) — Kelly Bros. (the “Company”), a Northern Kentucky-based lumber and home design company, has announced new leadership to help steward the company for future growth.

Dan Magarian, a local businessman, completed the purchase of Kelly Bros. in early 2021, and is the Company’s new President & CEO. Brandon Coppage will lead day-to-day sales and operations, serving as General Manager. Rounding out the senior management team are Bridget Shay, Corporate Controller and Gary Scroggins, Operations Manager. The changes ensure that Kelly Bros. will remain a locally owned and independent company serving the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati markets.

Mr. Magarian has operated and invested in a number of successful companies previously, including Field Aerospace, EMI Network and PTG Logistics. When asked why Kelly Bros. was chosen as his next venture, Mr. Magarian shared the importance of valuing the company’s legacy: “Over the 74-year history of Kelly Bros., it has always been family owned and operated and its employees and long-standing customer relationships have been key to the company’s success. That was the foundation of my conversations with Steve Kelly, who had worked his entire life in the family business.” Steve Kelly added, “Mike Coppage and I have carried on the tradition started by our family in 1947 to serve our communities. I wanted to make certain Kelly Bros. remained an independent, family-owned company and this goal has been achieved with Dan stepping in to take over”.

Under Mr. Magarian’s leadership, the Company will focus on strengthening its market share and expanding into new areas of operations that complement the company. He further stated, “I see my job as carrying on the legacy of Kelly Bros., serving our loyal customers throughout Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana, and also continuing to provide growth and opportunity to our trusted and valued employees.“

The Design Center staff are excited to host vendor events and client appreciation celebrations, which showcase innovations in kitchen, bathroom and exterior home design. Kelly Bros. invites the construction community and homeowners to visit any of its three showrooms Mondays through Saturdays.

Kelly Bros. is celebrating 75 years in business in 2022. As part of their 75th Anniversary celebration, Kelly Bros. will be launching a rebrand, including a new logo, updated interactive website and events for builders and homeowners throughout the year.

About Kelly Bros.

In 1947, brothers Ed, Ken and Gene Kelly, along with their father George Kelly had the foresight and business acumen to purchase a Northern Kentucky lumber distribution center, renaming it Kelly Bros. Lumber Co. Over the years George retired and Gene left to pursue other endeavors. Ed and Ken turned Kelly Bros. into a multi-faceted, family-owned, client-focused building materials and design business. In 1986, Steve Kelly took over the reigns from Ed and Ken and was later joined by Mike Coppage, the two taking over operations and ownership from their father and father-in-law respectively, and built a strong foundation upon which the company operates today. Mike’s son Brandon Coppage joined in 2004, directly upon his graduation from the University of Kentucky and has held numerous positions within the company, today serving as General Manager. The Company offers comprehensive home design and building material services to builders, remodelers and homeowners throughout the Greater Cincinnati Area. Kelly Bros. has three locations in Covington, Dry Ridge and Owenton. For more information, including hours and locations, please visit kellybros.com.

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