Bohlman & Associates LLC represents leading manufacturers of industrial and contractor supplies including machine tool accessories, safety products, MRO, welding supplies, and fixturing. Our main offices are located in Dayton, Ohio.

Mission Statement:

To provide professional representation of top quality manufacturers through our market knowledge and our distribution network.

Corporate Statement:

We represent only a select number of manufacturers and their top quality products. This allows us to spend the time necessary with our distribution network to properly market their products, thoroughly train our distributor sales staffs, maintain user satisfaction, and communicate properly back to our principals.


Bohlman & Associates LLC services Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Western Pennsylvania (counties of Potter, Clinton, Centre, Mifflin, Huntingdon, Franklin and all counties to the west), Western New York (counties of Jefferson, Oswego, Onondaga, Cortland, Broome and all counties to the west) and West Virginia.

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Bohlman & Associates was founded by Gerald L. Bohlman. Gerry had been a manufacturers' representative since the late 1970's, working for a representative agency and covering the states of Ohio and Indiana. In 2003, he decided that it was time to start his own agency and began with Hougen Manufacturing Inc., and Pratt Burnerd America as his first principles. He also expanded his territory to include the state of Kentucky. Shortly thereafter in August 2004, Gerry's son, Jeff, joined the company, and additional lines were gradually introduced.

In 2005, a friend and colleague was called into duty during the Iraq war. We agreed to manage his territory for him while he was away. Upon his return sixteen months later, we turned his territory back over to him with many thanks and a big "welcome home". About six months later, we received a call that the military had made our friend an offer to return to the military, resume his career, and eventually retire from the armed forces. It was at this point that our friend left the rep business for good. We have since taken over that territory and increased the product lines for that area.

2012 was a big year for Bohlman & Associates. We reorganized into Bohlman & Associates LLC to better position the organization for future growth. We also hired a new independent manufacturers' representative to allow for growth of the organization, as well as maintain our company's mission and corporate statements.

If you are interested in having Bohlman & Associates LLC represent your manufacturing firm, please feel free to contact us through the information on our Contact Us Page. Thank you for visiting our web site!


Jeff Bohlman

A graduate of The Ohio State University in 1990 with a Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration with a Marketing concentration, and a Master's of Business Administration from The University of Dayton in 1992, Jeff joined his father's company in 2004. Jeff's territory includes Southwestern Ohio (Columbus / Delaware / Lancaster, Chillicothe to Cincinnati to Dayton and up to Wapakoneta, Bellefountaine, and Celina), Indiana, and Kentucky (with the exception of the river counties from Ashland, KY to Portsmouth, Ohio).

Jeff is also a former member of the famed Ohio State football team (1988, 1989 & 1990)!

Bob Helt

A graduate of Ashland University with an Associate Degree in Business Administration. Bob owned his own business from 1990 - 2010. He then decided to get into the rep business. Bob will be covering Northern Ohio, Southeastern Ohio, Western Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.

Gerry Bohlman

A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse with a Bachelors of Science degree, Gerry has worked in the manufacturer's rep business since the late 1970's.

After many years in the rep business, Gerry has decided to retire.  Although he will miss the many friends he has made over the years, he felt that, at 81, it was time to get off the road.  We will miss Gerry greatly, but have a feeling he will be around the office frequently.  You may even hear from him from time to time..."



Bohlman & Associates LLC
319 Zengle Dr.
Dayton, Ohio 45459

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