1949

The Beginning

In 1949, John W. Ketchum started a one-man manufacturers’ representative firm to sell Aerovent fans, a Piqua, Ohio manufacturer. Industry in Central Ohio grew very rapidly during the 1950’s.

1964

Growing the Vision

Jim Walton joined the firm. His mechanical engineering and marketing background, along with his vision for the company, was instrumental in the growth and expansion of the Ketchum & Walton Company. Jim continues to provide leadership and guidance as a Board member. John and Jim’s  priority of “service to the client” helped fuel the firm’s growth, and that philosophy remains ingrained in the company today.

1999

Company Launch

In 1999, the company launched an exciting journey with the retirement of the major stockholder, Jim Walton. The Ketchum & Walton Co. became a 100% employee-owned organization.

Today

Expanding Offices

Led by our President, Greg Roberts. We have grown to 8 offices in major markets in the Northeast United States.  Greg has led our company by creating an inspiring vision of the future. His motivation and inspiration has allowed us to realize that vision. Ketchum and Walton is headquartered in Columbus, OH with representation in Cincinnati, Dayton, Akron/Cleveland, and Kentucky. Vibrations Products, a Ketchum and Walton Company, covers New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, while Bost/Filtrex, also a Ketchum and Walton Company, covers Baltimore and Washington DC.

Driven to Customer Support Satisfaction

Employee Owned

Led by our President, Greg Roberts. We have grown to 8 offices in major markets in the Northeast United States.  Greg has led our company by creating an inspiring vision of the future. His motivation and inspiration has allowed us to realize that vision. Ketchum and Walton is headquartered in Columbus, OH with representation in Cincinnati, Dayton, Akron/Cleveland, and Kentucky. Vibrations Products, a Ketchum and Walton Company, covers New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, while Bost/Filtrex , also a Ketchum and Walton Company, covers Baltimore and Washington DC. The Huff company based out of Chicago covers, Illinois and Northern Indiana.

Leadership

We believe in demonstrating a "one team" attitude and are led by our full team of partners across multiple locations. Our partners lead the firm in our mission of delivering unprecedented results for our clients, our people, and our communities.

Ketchum and Walton Core Values

Committed and innovative people in an entrepreneurial environment is our key success.

Our core values express the soul of our company and serve as a guiding star for the ensure Ketchum and Walton Company. Since we are all owners/shareholders, we have a vested interested in following our core values below.

Reliability We are reliable because we know our market, we are hard-working, honest and truthful. Our focus is identifying customer needs and creating long-lasting customer value across all of our business segments.

Commitment We are committed to delivering the best and most innovative solutions to market. We strive to position our business in the forefront of technological developments. We remain focused on understanding and responding to the different needs of our customers and keeping their ever-evolving needs at the forefront of our decisions and actions.

Customer satisfaction We always put our customers first! Since we are employee owned company, each partner has a vested interest in meeting and exceeding agreed results.

Local presence Local understanding, presence in our local markets and communities builds customer satisfaction.

Design + Process

We’re everywhere you are

Positioned in major markets in the mid-west and Northeast, The Ketchum & Walton Co. provides value to our clients through engineered solutions and product application. The art of creating value starts with the ability to see your business through the eyes of your customers. Understanding what’s important to your target market and how your product or service will benefit them is the key to connecting with our clients.

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