In September of 1995, a great idea for contractors and technicians was born. As John Allen sat in a supply house ordering parts one day, a young technician came in who needed a new compressor to replace one with burned out spade terminals. As John and the technician talked, John explained to him how to repair the compressor terminals by simply using a lug. Later, back at his office, John realized that it might be possible to design a product that repaired burned spade terminals and extended compressor life.

John knew that technicians had been struggling with this problem for years and had often tried various methods of crimping arrangements to avoid replacing the compressor. Most of the time these methods did not work. He knew that if he could effectively design something to accomplish this, he would have a great product on his hands. John then shared his idea


with his partner, John Hackedy, who liked the idea, and together they started working on developing what would become the Term-Lok compressor repair kit.

After further development, and receiving a patent on the kit, Term-Lok Manufacturing was launched. In March of 1996, Bruce Prince became a third partner along with John Allen and John Hackedy and eventually purchased the company from the other two partners. From the beginning, the three partners decided that only top quality materials would be used in manufacturing their kits. This enabled them to establish the policy of guaranteeing their product for the life of the compressor.

Today Term-Lok, Inc. is still managed with the same emphasis on quality products and exemplary service that customers have come to expect. Term-Lok now sells their product wholesale to distributors and supply houses nationwide. All manufacturing and sales activities are conducted from the manufacturing facility located in Haines City, Florida.