Who We Are

This page tells more about who we are as a company and our amazing staff

B & K Enterprises (Crites Speakers) is a small family owned company located in the Gumlog community near Russellville, Arkansas.

The B & K Sound division of B & K Enterprises provides personalized service for your Klipsch speakers.  We can service and repair most of the drivers and crossovers.  We also have some of our own products that are replacements for the original Klipsch parts.

We can either perform the repairs at our shop, or, if you are a DIY type, we can provide the parts for you to use.

A quick introduction to our staff, I hope to get some more detailed biographical info up here about each one in the next bit:

Michael Crites, owner - my dad (Bob) and I started working with these speakers together in the early 2000s. He was primarily the public face of the company and I worked more in the background. 

Amy Crites - Amy is my wife and she helps me in the office with answering phones, handling administrative tasks, and working with answering emails and social media stuff.

Todd Ingram - Todd is my brother and has been with the company for over 10 years. Todd’s responsibilities are running the CNC machine and building our speaker cabinets as well as building and rebuiding crossovers.

Nancy Myers - Nancy has been with the company for 7 years and works as my Inventory and Shipping Manager and also coordinates day to day operations for me.

Philip Hoult - Philip has been with us for over two years. His responsibilities include building and rebuilding crossovers as well as facilities/grounds maintenance.

Update 4-10-2021

I want to thank everyone for the kind words and condolences that have been offered to us over the last few months! We are catching up on projects and are finding our “new normal”. We are still open for business and ready to help you out if you have a need. Over the next few weeks, I will be making some updates to the site to clarity some information and add some new products that we are excited to make available as well as introducing our readers/fans to the rest of the staff here.

Update 1-18-2021

We are greatly saddened to announce the death of Bob Crites. Bob was an amazing husband, father and grandfather and he will be sorely missed. He loved music and sound reproduction and thoroughly enjoyed helping people make great speakers even better. His legacy here will be carried on and we will continue to offer the same great products and services to the audio community.

Please bear with us in the next little while as we finalize his arrangements and take care of some important business things. For the next couple of weeks, we may be out of the office a bit while we are handling these affairs. Feel free to email and we will respond as soon as possible.

UPDATE 12-18-18

Grandson Levi Crites has been picked as “Student of the Month” at Center Valley Elementary School.  This means a lot to me because that was my elementary school also.  I went to school there 60 somthing years ago.  Also my son Michael (Levi’s Dad)  went to Center Valley Elementary School.

UPDATE 2-20-18

Just so you do not think the Levi and Hannah are stuck at the size they were last year, here is an updated picture from this last weekends.

UPDATE 5-30-17

Got to visit with these two Grandkids over this last weekend.  They are sure growing.  This is Levi and Hannah

UPDATE 12-25-15 

My son Paul and his wife Noemi and kids are up for Christmas from Guatemala.  So I get to get a picture with John Paul and Naomi.  We had seen Naomi when she was a baby, but this is the first time to visit with John Paul.

UPDATE 03/18/2015

Another picture of Grandpa Crites with Levi and Hannah.  They are back visiting for a few days.  Levi is now 2 years and 2 months and Hannah is 1 year and two months old.  Grandpa Crites is older also, but let’s not get into that.

UPDATE 8/12/2014

This is an updated picture of Grandpa Crites with two of the grandkids.  Levi in now 19 months old and Hannah is 7 months old.  I will not get to see them as often from now on as I have before because they are moving to Texas.  I will surely miss them.

UPDATE 2/1/2014

This is Grandpa Crites with Levi and Hannah.  Levi is almost 14 months old and Hannah is 5 weeks old.

UPDATE 1/10/2014

Here is Hannah at 12 days old.

UPDATE 12/29/2013

This is my newest granddaughter, Miss Hannah Elizabeth Crites.  Born at 7:53 this morning.  Weighing in at 6 pounds 14 oz she is doing fine as are her mom Amy and Dad Michael Crites.  

Hannah and her big brother Levi.

UPDATE 10/11/2013

This is my newest grandson, John Paul Crites.  Born September 13, 2013.  He is with his parents Paul and Noemi Crites and big sister Naomi in Guatemala.  

UPDATE 10/11/13

A couple of new pictures of Levi.  He is a healthy 10 month old now.

B & K Sound, 1925 East Gum Log Rd. Russellville, AR, 72802 phone-479-967-1542