About Us

Our Story

Barnhart Bolt was founded in 1993 by Roger Barnhart, but it’s roots in West Texas goes back much further. Roger got his start in fasteners sweeping the floors at a stud bolt manufacturer in Beaumont, TX after he received an honorable discharge from the U.S. Air Force in 1974. In 1976 he moved to Odessa with his wife and 2 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 in Odessa and Hobbs. Several years later, Roger had the opportunity to open a new fastener company in which he would have ownership. In 1980 he opened Odessa Nut & Bolt with 2 partners where he got up close and personal with the highs and lows of 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 it would be on his own.

Barnhart Bolt opened for business on October 8, 1993, and, at the time, employed Roger, his wife Teresa, and his youngest son Chad. His eldest son Dax moved to Odessa from Tyler, TX in December of ’93 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 87th street. As of 2024, the company consists of four retail locations in Odessa, Midland, Hobbs, and El Reno, a corporate office in Odessa, and employs 80+ team members. Among the employees is Roger’s grandson, Aaron Barnhart, who is learning the “Barnhart Way” of doing things.

The term “Barnhart Way” was coined by retired sales manager, David Lester. David began using this term while training new team members.

“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 Lester.

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 their fastener, sealing, and special project needs, offering the best quality, pricing, and service possible!

Barnhart Bolt is not just a fastener distributor, we are a fastener solution company with capabilities of providing you with your everyday needs as well as any specialty items your job might require.

You can rely on Barnhart Bolt to meet your needs and exceed your expectations on service, quality, and delivery.

Oct 1993
Barnhart Bolt Founded

Our company was founded by Roger Barnhart and opened for business on October 8, 1993 in a small rented warehouse on 87th St in Odessa.

Oct 1993
Barnhart Bolt Founded

Our company was founded by Roger Barnhart and opened for business on October 8, 1993 in a small rented warehouse on 87th St in Odessa.

July 1995
Moved to 42nd Street

In 1995 Barnhart Bolt purchased a property at 2306 W 42nd Street which would become our Odessa retail location for 27 years.

January 2011
Opened Midland Branch

In late 2010 Barnhart Bolt purchased two buildings at 7801 W Industrial Ave in Midland, TX to provide a more convenient location for our Midland and eastern Basin customers.

September 2018
Hobbs Branch Opened

Barnhart Bolt opened a branch in Hobbs, NM to better serve the increased demand for oilfield fasteners in the Delaware Basin. 

February 2019
Corporate Headquarters Opens

In 2018, Barnhart bolt purchased a property and began construction on a new location in Odessa to serve as our corporate headquarters and accounting division.

June 2022
New Odessa Retail Location

On June 6, 2022, Barnhart Bolt opened its new Odessa retail location. This location is over twice the size of the original Odessa location. The additional room at the new facility will allow Barnhart to stock a larger inventory as well as new product lines to serve a broader range of our customer's needs.

October 2023
New Midland Retail Location

On October 23, 2023, Barnhart Bolt began operations at its new Midland facility. The new facility is the largest of the Barnhart Bolt branches with 100,000+ square feet of building space for offices and warehouse/distribution.

May 2024
El Reno, OK Branch Opened

Barnhart Bolt expands into Oklahoma with a new location just west of Oklahoma City. This location will bring Barnhart Bolt's famous customer service to producers of the Anadarko basin.

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