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Barnhart Bolt was founded in 1993 by Roger Barnhart but its roots in West Texas and fasteners goes back much further. Roger started sweeping the floors at a stud bolt manufacturer out of Beaumont, TX after he received an honorable discharge from the Air Force in 1974. In 1976 he moved to Odessa with his wife and two young sons to manage a fastener retail store in Midland, TX. Soon after going to work in Midland, Roger helped the owners open 2 more locations, one in Odessa and one in Hobbs. Several years later Roger had the opportunity to open a new fastener company in which he would have some ownership. In 1980 he opened Odessa Nut & Bolt with 2 partners where he got up close and personal with the highs and lows the Permian Basin boom/bust economy as well as the highs and lows of partnerships. In mid-1993 Roger decided once again to make a move but this time on his own.

Barnhart Bolt opened for Business on October 8th of 1993 which at the time employed Roger, his wife Teresa and his youngest son Chad. His eldest son Dax moved to Odessa from Tyler, Texas in December of that year to join the company as well. Dax remains with the company as GM/VP to this day. Barnhart Bolt has come a long way from its humble beginnings in a small warehouse on 81st street. Today the company consists of a Midland and an Odessa retail location and employees 20-30 team members depending on the price of oil. Among the employees at the Midland location is Roger’s grandson Aaron Barnhart who is currently learning the “Barnhart way” of doing things.

The term “Barnhart way” was coined by David Lester who is the sales manager for the company. David started using this term while training new employees. “We do things different here, we never settle for well enough, we keep our facilities clean, we take care of our customers and we always strive to set ourselves apart from the competition by constantly growing and improving the way we do things. This is the way Roger and Dax built this company, this is the Barnhart way.” David tells new members of the Barnhart family.

Barnhart Bolt is West Texas born and West Texas proud. The wonderful “oil patch” companies of the Permian Basin have learned to trust that Barnhart has been here and will be here for all there fastener, sealing, and special project needs offering the best quality, pricing, and service possible!