2018 marks the 60th anniversary for Bon Tool Co., a manufacturer of professional-grade construction tools and equipment. Built on the strength of a single masonry product, Bon’s product line has expanded to nearly 6,000 tools for the trowel trades.
Bon was launched on the development of the masonry guide, which allows masons to lay brick without building a lead. When Carl P. Bongiovanni founded Bon in 1958, this time- and money-saving product was sold out of the back of a van by salesmen who visited worksites and trained masons on the job. With a firm commitment to provide the best value and to maintain the highest standards of workmanship and customer care, Bon Tool has grown from this one product to be a trusted source in the industry.
Today, Bon’s full product line spans the trades with building tools for masonry, concrete finishing, decorative concrete, drywall, plaster, flooring, roofing and general construction. The current operation includes a 15-acre campus with an office and manufacturing facilities, two strategically located U.S. distribution centers, and a warehouse located in India.
Through six decades of family ownership, Bon continues to build on its heritage of innovation, value and service. Today, third generation family member, C. John Bongiovanni is at the helm, following the passing of Carl A. Bongiovanni early in 2017. As Bon celebrates its “Diamond Anniversary” Bongiovanni reflects on the past while remaining focused on the future.
“Bon Tool is honored to have been in business for 60 years, we thank our employees, partners and most importantly, our customers for helping to shape the business,” says John Bongiovanni. “With a commitment to our core corporate values, I feel well positioned to meet the challenges of the next decades.”