Elite Inventory LLC is located in Ortonville, Michigan, where the Edwards family now calls home. Kelly Edwards was born and raised in a small town outside of Niagara Falls, New York. Tim Edwards was born and raised in a small town outside of Muncie, Indiana. Their paths crossed when both were Engineering students at Trine (formerly known as Tri-State) University in Angola, Indiana. Similar backgrounds. Similar interests. And the pattern continues, taking them down the same path as owners of Elite Inventory LLC.
Kelly graduated with a BS in Electrical Engineering from Tri-State. Immediately after graduation, she was employed by Delco Electronics (now Delphi Corporation) in Kokomo, Indiana in 1992. This was home for Tim and Kelly until 1996 when Delphi offered Kelly a promotion. This career opportunity resulted in the Edwards family relocating to southeast Michigan.
Tim achieved his BS in Engineering Administration while at Tri-State and has held various positions in Supervision, Materials Management, Production Control and Warranty since graduation.
A little restless with an entrepreneurial spirit, along with the desire to spend time with their two sons, Tim researched a variety of home-based businesses. After about two years of “thinking about” the home inventory industry, he and Kelly realized this would be a perfect business for them to start. They see it as an opportunity to have control over their own destiny.
While Kelly remains with Delphi, their ultimate long-term goal is for them to work in the business together. For now, Kelly is handling the administrative responsibilities of Elite Inventory, while Tim promotes the business and provides the on-site home and business inventory service.
Since Kelly is still working full time, the flexibility for Tim to set his work schedule gives him the opportunity to be there for the boys. This family of four enjoys outdoor activities like camping, boating and fishing. They are also active in a local Boy Scout Troop. Sports, such as soccer, basketball and baseball are high on their list of things to play and watch. Tim has been the coach for his boys’ baseball teams for years.
Though engineers by education and trade, Tim and Kelly don’t just focus on numbers. One thing that drew them to the asset inventory industry is that it fits their passion to help people. Knowing their customers will be properly prepared for a disaster and able to achieve a quicker recovery makes this couple proud to offer such an important service.
This Ortonville, Michigan inventory company is committed to providing exceptional products and customer service throughout Oakland County, the Detroit Metropolitan area, and the entire area of southeastern Michigan.
Tim and Kelly are certified by the National Inventory Certification Association as Certified Inventory Experts (CIE), and Tim has also achieved the designation of Certified Appraisal Examiner (CAE). Elite Inventory is insured and holds a Business Services Bond.