Clifford Power Systems Signs Agreement with Generac Power Systems

05/13/2014:        Clifford Power Systems, the leading source of off-utility power generation in the south central U.S., has signed an agreement with Generac Power Systems to exclusively represent Generac Industrial Power throughout Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas, Missouri, Kansas and Illinois.  Read more here

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Little Rock office – NEW I-30 location announcement

Clifford Power Systems is pleased to announce our move to a new and improved location.  

Now centrally located, our customers will find the same great sales, service and rental support team for all your power generation needs.

Our phone number has not changed:  501-907-5884.   You may also reach us anytime at

Effective October 24th, 2012 – our new location address is:

6800 Interstate 30

Little Rock, AR 72209

Tulsa Business Journal feature on Clifford Power Systems

Learn why Clifford Power Systems is delivering on our mission to be the preferred leader in the power generation industry.

Tulsa-based company generates growth in downturn

By Brian Ervin

When business owners talk about the current recession, it’s often in terms of their cutbacks and layoffs, but when Clifford Power Systems CEO and namesake Ken Clifford talks about it, he tells how his company’s growth slowed to a brisk jog instead of a run.

“We just didn’t grow a lot, but we didn’t have any cuts,” he said.

Clifford Power Systems distributes and services industrial and commercial off-utility power generation systems, generally to serve as emergency backup for power failures. It is based in Tulsa, but after recent acquisitions, the firm has ten locations across the central U.S. encompassing Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Missouri and Kansas, with 135 employees company wide and 40 in Tulsa.

Clifford said the firm’s latest expansion positions it for its ten-year plan of becoming a $75 million-a-year company. Current yearly revenues are $35 million-40 million.

His company’s growth through the recession is a success story, but his outlook for the decade to come, he said, is the direct result of setbacks suffered a decade ago.

“What has helped Clifford to get where they are today is that, ten years ago, when Worldcom failed and a lot of the telecom and IT stuff went down, we changed the course of what we were going to do as a company,” Clifford said.

He founded Clifford Power Systems with his brother Tom Clifford in 1985. By the late 1990s, their yearly revenue had grown to about $20 million, but suddenly inflated to $40 million in 1999, due partly to fears of the apocalyptic system failures expected from the Y2K bug, but also from the growth of the telecom industry during the dot-com bubble.

Clifford Power Systems’ three biggest customers filed for bankruptcy after the dot-com crash, and by 2002 they were down to $15 million a year and had to lay off a substantial portion of their workforce.

At that, Clifford said his company resolved to make some changes.

“We all looked each other in the eye and said, ‘I don’t ever want to lay anybody else off. Ever.’ It’s the hardest thing to do,” he said.

“We changed the course of what we were doing as a company, and we said, ‘Let’s be the very best service company in the industry, and make that the cornerstone of everything we do,’ ” Clifford said.

It was a gradual climb up again after the dot-com crash, he said, but the firm’s new emphasis on service and maintenance made it a much more stable and profitable ascent.

“When we did that $40 million, we thought we were rock stars, and the reality is, with a little bit more than half those revenues, we made more money, because we were focused on the service. So, our profits were generated at a much higher rate, based on just having good service, than when we were selling all that equipment,” he recounted.

Sales and distribution still make up two-thirds of their business, but with the other third devoted to service and maintenance, they were able to keep their resolution to never downsize when the economy took another dive.

Three years ago, their yearly revenues finally reached pre-dot-com levels at $20 million, and then they began to expand more aggressively. Now, he said he expects to double their revenue over the next decade by expanding into outlying areas within the firm’s existing footprint.



Clifford Power Systems announces industrial generator acquisition

Tulsa, Okla. – July 1, 2012 – Clifford Power Systems, Inc., recognized as a leader in supplying off-utility power generation systems and aftermarket service and parts for residential, commercial and industrial applications announces its 3rd major expansion in as many years.

With corporate headquarters in Tulsa, OK, Clifford Power Systems announced earlier in April a market expansion in partnership with Generac Power Systems, awarding them with additional market area responsibilities in Missouri and Illinois.

Effective July 1st, Clifford Power Systems announces the acquisition of the industrial generator division, including existing assets, customer relationships and employees, from Comet Industries,, operating in the Kansas City area.  This will increase Clifford’s market coverage into Western Missouri and all of Kansas.

Clifford Power Systems provides gaseous and diesel-fueled Generac Industrial Power solutions for applications up to 9 megawatts.

With this acquisition, Clifford Power System’s power generation footprint expands across the Central US, including ten locations throughout Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Missouri and Kansas.

Clifford Power Systems Awarded Expanded Sales Territory in Missouri and Illinois for Generac Industrial Power

Clifford Power Systems Awarded Expanded Sales Territory in Missouri and Illinois for Generac Industrial Power

Tulsa, Okla.—April 17, 2012—Clifford Power Systems, Inc., recognized as a leader in supplying off-utility power generation systems for residential, commercial and industrial applications, announced that Generac Power Systems recently awarded them with additional market area responsibilities in Missouri and Illinois. Generac is a leading designer and manufacturer of power generation systems. The award reflects a track record of success as an Industrial Dealer Central (IDC) for Generac Industrial Power as well as Clifford Power Systems’ commitment to providing outstanding sales and service of Generac products throughout their sales territory.


“Throughout our business relationship, Clifford Power Systems has consistently demonstrated a commitment to growing their business,” said Tom Kelly, director of sales, Generac Industrial Power. “More importantly, though, they have provided the high level of customer service the market has come to expect from the Generac Industrial Power brand. We look forward to Clifford Power Systems bringing their expertise and professionalism to this new market area.”


Clifford Power Systems provides gaseous and diesel-fueled Generac Industrial Power solutions for applications up to 9 megawatts. They also have trained power generation professionals on call 24/7 throughout their market territory, and a modern fleet of service trucks fully stocked with parts.


“We’ve been with Generac for many years,” said Ken Clifford, chief executive officer, Clifford Power Systems. “Not only are we grateful for the confidence Generac has in Clifford Power Systems, but we see tremendous opportunities for continued growth in the backup power industry. That’s what really makes this so exciting for us and for Generac.”


With eight locations throughout Oklahoma, Texas and Arkansas, Clifford Power Systems is opening a new facility in St. Louis, Mo. to support their market expansion.


Clifford Power Systems recently earned the 2011 Generac Eagle Award. The award recognizes best practices among Generac Industrial Power IDCs with regard to sales revenue, market share, marketing, strategic account support, parts sales, service levels, and service training.





About Clifford Power Systems, Inc.

Launched in 1985, Clifford Power Systems, Inc. is recognized as a leader in supplying off-utility power generation systems for residential and commercial applications backed by parts, service and support teams. Headquartered in Tulsa, Okla., with full service branches located in Oklahoma City, Okla., as well as training and full service branches in Mansfield & Garland, Texas, their footprint extends to branches in Longview, San Antonio and Austin, Texas as well as North Little Rock, Arkansas. Clifford Power Systems, Inc. is committed to being the preferred leader in the power generation industry. We will fulfill this mission by providing our customers with service above and beyond their expectations. For more information, visit, Twitter @cliffordpower or



About Generac (NYSE: GNRC)

Since 1959, Generac has been a leading manufacturer of backup power generation products serving industrial, light commercial, and residential markets. Generac power systems range in output from 800 watts to 9 megawatts, include a complete line of automatic transfer switches, and are available through a broad network of independent and industrial dealers, retailers and wholesalers. For more information on Generac and its product line, please visit Follow Generac on Twitter @generacpowersys. Become a fan on Facebook at



Oklahoma’s Historic Presidential Visit – Power provided by Clifford Power Systems Rental Team!

Clifford Power Systems rental teams were honored to provide complex engineering and power connections for the recent Presidential visit to Cushing, Oklahoma.

When Clifford Power Systems rental can be relied on to power events such as this, you can be assured we take the same care and concern with every customer and every event.

From oilfields to construction, from outdoor festivals to emergency response, put your power needs in our hands.


Clifford Power Systems Industrial Dealer of the year

It is with great honor that Clifford Power Systems, Inc. announces that we are the 2011 recipient of the Generac Eagle award.  This award recognizes Generac’s top performing industrial dealer for best practices regarding:


  • Sales revenue
  • Service support of products
  • Market share
  • Marketing
  • Strategic national account support
  • Parts sales
  • Service training levels
  • Training supplied to dealers, customers and engineers

It takes a great team effort to be awarded this great honor.

We would like to thank our suppliers for the everyday needs we place on them as well as the timely support they give us when we need their help. Second, a huge thank you to all our Clifford Power Systems, Inc. staff. It takes every one of our people giving 100% every day to earn and maintain the trust of our business partners and our customers.

Finally, a big thank you to all of our customers for placing your trust in Clifford Power Systems, Inc. for your power generation needs. It is our hope to raise the level of support we give you at all times through excellent service, high integrity, excellent products and a true desire to help. We look forward to serving you for many years to come.