The Origin Story
After many years spent at franchise stores, Don Kelley decided to go out on his own and start up Southern Car Locators in 1996.
He quickly discovered that many of the tools dealers needed were sorely missing in the independent dealer market. The first and most glaring was dealer management software. After exhausting all of his options and finding inadequate solutions he turned to his oldest son.
Ryan Kelley was a senior at Appalachian State University studying Computer Science. Don gave him an outline of what was needed and over the course of the summer of 1998, he delivered the first working version of Dealer Solutions Software, named DMV Wizard!
In 2002 Don officially closed the dealership to focus solely on selling the software. Together he and Ryan formed KGI Solutions in 2003!
The way we work, the way we make decisions, and the way we treat our customers is rooted in our Christian faith. This means we strive for excellence in the way we serve you. It may not always be perfect (it’s not) but it’s the standard in which we aim. We want to treat you the way we would want to be treated and love others as ourselves.
You can rest assured we do not put profit above the needs and well-being of our customers. When making a business decision that impacts our customers and their business, it’s their wants and needs we prioritize. Making money is a necessity to run a business, sure, but we have confidence knowing that by being faithful to our customers and serving them first the blessings will follow!