Border States was established in 1952 in Grand Forks, North Dakota, to serve the electric utility market. We have grown from the original two owners to a company with approximately 2,600 employees and a branch network in 25 states. The company now provides products and services to construction, industrial and utility customers.
Electrical Wholesaling magazine has ranked Border States as the 6th largest independent electrical distributor in the United States.
As a 100 percent employee-owned company, we hold ourselves accountable to help you solve your business challenges and find new opportunities. Our culture enhances our customer service and responsiveness, allowing us to respond quickly to your needs. We provide the products, technology and know-how that help you succeed.
As employee-owners, we go the extra mile for you with exceptional products, responsive and knowledgeable service, materials management solutions and delivery and logistics expertise.
Active employees own 100 percent of the company under the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). We are one of the largest private ESOP companies in America. The Branch Support Center (corporate office) is located in Fargo, North Dakota.