About Us

Barr-Thorp Electric Company is a third generation, family-owned business established in 1923 as a motor sales and repair facility. We primarily supply products that require engineering assistance for proper selection and installation. However, as a full-line distributor, we offer a full breadth of products including items that are commonly considered commodities.

Our primary customer base consists of OEMs, system integrators, and industrial users. We focus on Price, Price, Price for our OEM customers. Price to us is about cost of product, cost of fulfillment and is there something that will work better but cost less? Barr-Thorp Electric helps integrators ensure jobs stay profitable with assistance in part selection to commissioning. And for our industrial facilities customers, we offer expertise in applying the best technology to improve production flow. Whether you are an OEM in need of new ideas or a plant engineer trying to fix an ongoing problem, we’ve probably seen it before and would be happy to give you a hand.

Our goal is to help customers improve profitability through technology. This philosophy applies to both the products we promote and the way in which we service the sale. Our company has invested heavily in back-end office solutions to increase our flexibility allowing us to meet our customer’s needs. From bar coding, EDI or Internet order entry, we offer the same solutions as the national supply houses but with less hassle and more help.

We have four locations located in Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. We believe that outsourcing can be avoided using the right technology. Give us a call and we’ll help you improve quality, lower costs, and become more profitable.

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