About Border States

About Border States

We’re employees – but more than that, we’re owners.

Border States is one of the largest 100% employee-owned companies in the U.S., and each employee-owner has a real stake in our long-term success. Indeed, employee-ownership drives our commitment to delivering total satisfaction – and each of us is empowered to exceed customer expectations.

Border States was founded in 1952, when two entrepreneurs wanted to serve the electric utility industry. Today, we provide quality products, material management solutions and industry expertise to tens of thousands of customers in the construction, industrial and utility markets.

Mission and values

During Border States’ nearly 70 years in business, our mission and values haven’t changed. We provide value to our customers by delivering innovative product and supply chain solutions. We also believe in doing the right thing – for our customers, vendor partners, communities and fellow employee-owners.

For our vendor partners, it means sharing a commitment to provide excellent service and innovative solutions for our customers. We value strong, responsible business relationships with our vendor partners, and we rely heavily on them for quality products and exceptional services because these are exactly what our customers expect from us.

More on what we do

We understand how important it is to align with a strong business partner to be successful. That’s why we innovate according to our customers’ specific business goals. Our customers’ success means everything to us.

Border States’ services and solutions – rooted in deep expertise and industry diversity – make us a trusted supply chain partner for businesses across a broad, growing customer base.

  • Experience a broad product offering.
  • Access quality material management expertise to save time and money.
  • Count on timely deliveries – even in emergency situations.
  • Talk to a real person when you call us. We provide quality technical support in multiple areas.
  • Participate in customized training from our many product and technical experts.

We look forward to helping customers streamline their supply chain, reduce expenses, increase efficiency and deliver measurable, bottom-line results.