About Our Company

In July 1969, Tom Humphris founded T.L. Humphris Company in Rockford, Illinois. The purpose and goal of this manufacturers’ representative agency was to market engineered components and assemblies to OEM customers. Accomplishing that purpose and goal has led to substantial growth over the years.


William Kiefer joined the company in May 1977, when the company name was changed to Humphris, Kiefer & Associates, Inc. As Bill retired late 1986, Jim Humphris was joining the company. Jim opened another office in the Chicago Suburbs and has been very instrumental in our continuing growth in the OEM markets for Northern Illinois, Eastern Iowa and Eastern Wisconsin.