The Kirkwood family has been serving the electrical industry for four generations. Arch began his career working part-time at Kirkwood Electric during high school and college. In 1964 Arch purchased the company from his father and, in a short number of years, quickly turned Kirkwood Electric into one of the largest electrical contractors in Southern California. Wanting to create an Employee Owned Company, Arch started AJK in 1996. Arch has now grown AJK into a significant player in the Southern California construction market.