A Company History

Gus Benner and Rollie Nawman formed a partnership and founded the company in 1925 as a sheet metal fabricator in Oakland, California. It became a corporation in 1946. In 1950, the Pacific Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company of San Francisco, California asked Benner-Nawman to design and fabricate a phone booth made from aluminum, glass and steel. From 1950 to 1999, the company’s primary business was the fabrication and assembly of public telephone booths and accessories, selling hundreds of thousands of units in the United States and into over 40 countries worldwide. In 1976, BN created a distribution group for selling low voltage termination cabinets and hand tools to the electrical market. Benner-Nawman enjoys a partnership with several global companies helping them in the development of new products for the North American market.

Sales and Distribution

Currently, Benner-Nawman uses a network of construction product manufacturer representative companies plus our corporate team to promote our products across the United States, Canada, Central America and the Caribbean. Each representative company is located in the region they represent. Some of our professional manufacturer representatives also stock our products at their regional warehouse for faster delivery. Benner-Nawman’s corporate office and warehouse are located in a 56,000 square foot facility on seven acres of land in the Industrial Air Park of Wickenburg, Arizona. There is ample room within the facility for maintaining product inventory plus there are several acres of land for further development. National trucking companies, FEDEX, DHL and UPS deliver and accept shipments on a daily basis.


We will be passionate about supplying the best product lines, supporting our distribution channels, and providing superior customer service. We will represent innovative quality products and marketing concepts that exceed our customer’s expectations while anticipating their needs for tomorrow. We strive to be a trustworthy company based on strong values and to be the leader in our markets by placing the customer first. Benner-Nawman holds the relationships with its customers, suppliers, employees, shareholders and community in the highest regard and will provide for a secure future with growth opportunities.