Our goal

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 and respond to ever-changing customer needs

Our history

Founded in 1923, Barr-Thorp Electric Company is a third generation, family-owned business that has grown through the consistent delivery of outstanding service, quality products and expert support. Our industry edge is supplying 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 diverse customer base consists of OEMs, system integrators and industrial users. Barr-Thorp works hard to ensure your operation is running with optimum performance and sustainability. 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 have nearly a century of excellence behind us, Barr-Thorp will figure it out

Barr-Thorp boasts six locations located in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Colorado. We believe that outsourcing can be avoided through the implementation of the right technology. Give us a call and we’ll help you improve quality, lower costs and become more profitable.

Todd Thorp

President