Have I mentioned the Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce has an awesome Board of Directors? We do, and I am thankful for them daily. Today, I want to share some thoughts about one of our Board Members, but you have to promise not to try and steal him!
Alan Kilgo, owner of “My Supply,” is all about Fort Payne and moving us forward. Anytime I call Alan with a question or need his help with something, he is always there with a smile. His wife Aimee tells me it’s just who he is, a genuinely great person.
Alan graduated from Fort Payne High School in 1983, then spent four years in the Army, two of which were spent in Germany. In 1989, after his service in the Army, Alan began working for his Dad, Harold Kilgo, at GH Metal Solutions. Alan dedicated 25 years to GH Metal Solutions where he eventually became a shareholder. In 2014, Alan was ready to try something new and purchased Fort Payne Hardware from Randall Ham. He rebranded the store naming it “My Supply.” Randall is still involved in the day to day operations of My Supply.
My Supply Hardware & Supplies is more than just a hardware store, the company provides maintenance and industrial supplies to local businesses, plus they carry lawn and garden supplies, tools, and pressure cooker supplies. My Supply even makes keys and can duplicate chip keys for newer cars as well. Oh yeah, let’s not forget they have sleds—for your children of course! A store for everyone, you can expect to find the unexpected at My Supply.
Alan has a lovely family and is married to Aimee Gilbreath of Fort Payne. They have three children—Lucas, Ethan and Caleb. They also have two Goldendoodles, Chewie and Obi. Alan is a past President of the Lion’s Club where he continues to be very involved. He works closely with the Leo Club, which is comprised of high school students and Jr. Lions. They can often be found at events serving refreshments such as popcorn and hot chocolate. All funds raised from sales benefit the Lions Club mission of providing free eye exams and glasses to children. Alan is also active in his Church, Fort Payne First United Methodist Church, where he helps teach a children’s program.
Alan enjoys working out at Fosters Training Center (aka The Foster Family) in Fort Payne. They even offer rock climbing at the facility, which is a great adventure for the entire family.
When talking to Alan, it’s obvious his family is what’s most important to him, and everything he does is for them. Alan is a silent server, never looking for recognition, but ever so deserving of it. Thank you, Alan, for all you do for your community. I’m thankful you serve on the Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors! To learn more about My Supply, give them a call at 845-3706, or find them on Facebook at My Supply.
— Jennifer McCurdy is director of the Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce. You can email her through the chamber’s website at fortpaynechamber.com.