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1357 W Beaver St.
Jacksonville, FL 32209

About Us

It's Good To Be King

Load King Is the Fastest Way to Open Your Store.

We design, fabricate, deliver and install complete store packages so that you can quickly and aggressively pursue new markets without having to add staff or put your brand image at risk. Our comprehensive approach allows us to open your stores at an accelerated pace, adding real money to your bottom line. We’ve completed more than 8,500 projects throughout the U.S.

1958-Present
  • 1958
       

    1958 - 

     

    In 1958, James Merrill Chupp retires from Winn-Dixie and starts S.E. Sales Co., an equipment consolidator servicing the supermarket industry.

  • 1972
       

    1972 - 

     

    The Government puts a freeze on food prices and supermarkets eliminate consolidators. With the help of his two sons, S.E. Sales Co. must re-invent itself to become a direct supplier to all of the established relationships relying on them.

  • 1973
       

    1973 - 

     

    James and his two sons, Jimmy and Charles, purchase metalworking equipment and begin manufacturing and selling goods directly.

  • 1999
       

    1999 - 

     

    Albertsons purchases a license for 300 Seattle’s Best Coffee Kiosks and Load King installs all 300 across the US in just three months. Later that year Albertsons purchases the rights to 300 Starbucks Licenses and Load King rebrands all 300 Seattle’s Best Coffee Kiosks.

  • 2000
       

    2000 - 

     

    A factory warranty service was added. The tracking of warranty claims enables Load King to evaluate the performance of the equipment specified for the client.

  • 2002
       

    2002 - 

     

    A graphics department was created to reduce lead times from third-party vendors.

  • 2004
       

    2004 - 

     

    Load King becomes a certified installer and dealer for DuPont Corian solid surfaces.

  • 2006
       

    2006 - 

     

    A wood staining and finishing shop was added with certified training provided by AWFI.

  • 2009
       

    2009 - 

     

    A construction division is established for tenant improvement projects. LK Construction completes build-outs with faster-than-anticipated turnaround, securing successful relationships with several national food-service brands.

  • 2010
       

    2010 - 

     

    An architectural services division was formed to improve the coordination and planning of design, manufacturing, construction and installation.

  • 2012
       

    2012 - 

     

    Powder coating facilities were added to improve the quality of finished metal products.

  • 2013
       

    2013 - 

     

    LK Graphics expands to a new state-of-the-art facility offering extended capabilities including large format printing, laser etching and CNC services.

  • 2015
       

    2015 - 

     

    Load King focuses on providing a turn key solution to customers seeking an easier and faster way to open retail stores and restaurants.

  • 2020
       

    2020 - 

    LK Safety develops personal protection equipment to better serve industry partners during pandemic.

The Future

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