K&D is Dedicated to You and your Truck!
The concept of K&D was originally designed by Dave Wellings. He realized that he could keep his trucks running longer, reduce his downtime and ultimately keep his costs down by simply parting out his more experienced trucks. His entrepreneurial personality told him that he could turn this idea into a viable option for all truck drivers and truck dealers in the area. In 1976 he teamed up with Ken Johnson, a mechanic by trade, and took a handful of trucks, an aging wooden shop and a desire to hunt for deals and turned it into K&D Truck Parts.
Let me tell you that dog could hunt.
After a successful run of buying and parting trucks, it was decided to add the ability to take on truck repair as well. The years would see triumphs and hard times throughout the entire industry, however K&D would always find a way to get by. It was always said that when the industry was strong K&D could rely on service to carry the load and when times were tight used parts would always be a popular option to save a few bucks. Dave’s drive and determination would see him take on other business ventures which meant he could not always give K&D the attention it deserved.
In 2006 Kirk Allan returned to his roots and rejoined the K&D team. Kirk started out as a mechanic for Dave at a young age, in fact some say he was born there. While he enjoyed his time working for Dave, he left to gain experience and finish his education. When he did return however, he returned as a Journeyman Technician with more than just an urge to turn wrenches. Kirk could see the potential that Dave once saw and he took on the business of growing K&D.
That dog could hunt as well.
With fresh ideas and youth on his side he was ready to make his mark. Kirk’s changes to K&D laid the ground work for what was to come but he was originally met with resistance. He tried the good cop, bad cop routine however quickly realized he couldn’t play both roles.