Our Company

Please allow us to introduce our company, AKR Associates.  We are a Manufacturers Representative Agency to the Plumbing, Heating, HVAC and the kitchen and bath industry with a sales force that covers all six states the New England market area & Upstate New York.

Since our inception in 1989, AKR Associates has experienced consistent growth and continues to add quality lines to its product portfolio.  The lines entrusted to AKR Associates come as a direct result of our market awareness, aggressive sales effort and excellent reputation.

For the past 20 years AKR Associates has called on Plumbing, Heating & HVAC Wholesalers, Contractors, Architects, Engineers, Kitchen and Bath Designers, and Builders. The selection of lines represented by AKR demand the primary and secondary calls associated with these market segments.

Our corporate headquarters and warehouse is located in Newington, Connecticut, where we have full-time inside sales support and the latest in office communications equipment.  We also utilize a warehouse in Stoughton, Massachusetts, where we stock various product lines.  Through these locations we are able to ship orders and offer an excellent will-call business.

As the principals of AKR Associates, we have over fifty years of combined experience in Sales, Sales and Marketing Management, and Employee Development.  Paul Anderson has twenty-five years of experience as a Manufacturers’ Representative within the plumbing and heating industry.  Paul is very involved with job work and spends a great deal of time calling on Architects, Engineers and Contractors.  Stephen Arel shares twenty years of this same experience with additional background in the Building Trades industry and covers Key Accounts and portions of Connecticut.

AKR prides itself on providing only the most professional and courteous customer service; and has an expert staff in house and on the road available to handle any questions or concerns.  Currently we have nine outside sales people and six people inside.

If you would like to discuss the possibility of a mutually beneficial affiliation between our organizations, we encourage you to contact our office to set-up a meeting.

Thank you for your consideration.  We look forward to hearing from you.


Stephen V. Arel



A.S.P.E. (American Society of Plumbing Engineers)
A.S.H.R.A.E.(American Society of Heating, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Engineers)
N.A.O.H.S.M. (National Association of Oil Heating Service Managers)
New England Wholesalers Group
Local Chapters of PHCC (Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Contractors)