EdisonReport has learned that KSA Lighting has reached an agreement to sell their Iowa business. Jim Williams, principal of KSA Lighting told your humble editor, “Selling Iowa allows me to focus purely on Chicago, which is my core business, while allowing Acuity to strengthen their brand across both Iowa and Nebraska. This is a great scenario for KSA, Acuity and the new agency.”
**updated at 11:15 EST to include statement from KSA
KSA Lighting & Controls Announces Agreement to Sell Assets of Iowa Business
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
KSA Lighting & Controls, a manufacturer’s representative agency headquartered in Itasca, Illinois, is pleased to announce that they have entered into a definitive acquisition agreement with Rob Beaman. Mr. Beaman, formerly a Principal at JTH Lighting, is acquiring the assets of KSA Iowa and will proudly represent Acuity Brands Lighting across the state of Iowa. Mr. Beaman’s new agency will be called Central Sales Lighting Alliance and while he will operate the Iowa agency, Herb and Nick Beard will lead the Nebraska agency. The transaction is expected to close by December 31, 2021.
“We are excited to sell our Iowa agency into the capable hands of Rob Beaman. Rob has a long history in the great state of Iowa and previously represented Acuity for over 18 years. Rob’s track record speaks for itself, and this move places Acuity in an even stronger market position for long term success,” said Jim Williams, Owner & President of KSA. “This will allow us to focus solely on our core business, serving the Chicago market, along with the state of Illinois and Northwest Indiana. I am making significant investments in our core business which needs my full attention. This is my largest priority.”
KSA Lighting & Controls entered the Iowa market in late 2016 and quickly established their position as a market leader. With Acuity and several other industry leading brands in their portfolio, KSA established an industry leading service model and as a result, the agency has enjoyed tremendous growth in Iowa.
About KSA Lighting & Controls
KSA was founded in 1988 as a manufacturers’ representative agency for Lithonia Lighting. Jim Williams acquired the agency in 2004 and has grown the agency while representing over 100 of the industry’s most dynamic and varied lighting and controls manufacturers. With the partnership of Acuity Brands Lighting, KSA has been built on the fundamental principles of being easy to do business with, delivering solutions to their customers and leading with innovation and education to all market segments. KSA is committed to excellence and exceeding expectations.
For further information about KSA Lighting & Controls, contact:
Jim Williams, President