Our History

Archibald & Hamel, Inc. was founded in 1968 as a Manufacturers’ Representative Agency. The founding partners were Joseph J. Archibald Jr. and William D. Hamel. In 1985, Mr. Hamel retired from the company and sold his interest in AHI to Joseph J. Archibald, Jr. Under Joe Archibald’s guidance, the company continued to grow and to become widely recognized for its professional capabilities, dependability and unexcelled integrity.

In 1998, Joe Archibald, Jr. sold his shares to his son, Joseph J. Archibald III who worked with AHI for 22 years. In 2003, Richard Meek joined Archibald & Hamel as Joe III’s partner. In accord with this transaction, the company changed its name to “Archibald & Meek,” with no other changes in operating procedures between any of its industry associates.

Archibald & Meek continues to grow every day, yet business practices remain the same. A&M strives for excellence by serving its customers and manufacturers like no other rep agency.

A&M’s Core Principles

  • Take Care of the Customer
  • Take Care of the Employee – Greatest Resource
  • Take Care of the Manufacturer
  • Adapt to Change in the Business Climate
  • Deliver Value to the Customer Through Innovation

Nate Spears

Director, Commercial Systems

Emily O’Brien

Director, Lighting Development & Strategic Planning

Ray Doerrer

Ray Doerrer

Inside Sales Manager
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Erin Warpinski

Marketing & Communications Manager
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Amy Scott

Controls Project Coordinator
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Ed Morel

Specification Sales, Transportation

Gil Prieto

Controls Project Manager
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John Cowger

Specification Sales, Central Illinois

Kyle Carson

Controls Quotations
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In Loving Memory of Rose Lenchner


Our Mission

To be the preeminent commercial lighting and controls representative within our geographic market, held in the highest regard by the customers we serve, our manufacturer principals, and our fellow employees. We align our Company with the premier brands in their respective segment, providing unparalleled service, support, and being known for “innovation” in the marketplace.