A native Texan, born in El Paso, Arthur Kelly has dedicated his life to the American Dream. With his father being an Army officer, Arthur lived in numerous geographical regions such as, Europe, South America and the USA. At the age of 14, as part of a multi-level marketing program, Mr. Kelly began a career as an entrepreneur, selling jewelry to friends and neighbors.
This venture taught him the core values needed to become a successful, business minded individual. He learned skills in sales, networking and the value of the dollar.
After an eight year tenure in the United States Army, Arthur enrolled at Northern Virginia Community College where he earned his associates degree in Police Science and later transferred to The University of Texas at Arlington to earn his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice with minors in Psychology and Sociology.
While at college, Arthur began numerous business ventures such as water purification sales and service, supplemental health vitamins and Kelly Transportation Company, a multi-million dollar trucking company in Fort Worth, TX.
The current economic downturn led the loss of several contractual customer agreements with Kelly Transportation and provided a powerful blow to the company’s financial structure, in which the company could never recover.
Arthur applied his business skills to a new career, moving in to contract sales with multiple security system companies including ADT and All-Secure, where his natural abilities to Evaluate, Customize and Complete the “ideal customer experience” led to his success. In 2007, after countless hours of real-estate education, Arthur formed AK3 Investments, LLC.
After meeting with a long time acquaintance and friend, Mark Crawford, the two joined with aspirations of becoming one of the oil and gas industries’ most “Effective” and “Affordable” service companies, thus the birth of KelFord Energy, LLC .