Bixler Marketing Group, Inc. is a manufacturer’s representative agency
specializing in products for the electrical, utility and
telecommunications construction markets. The agency is contracted to
market these products in the Iowa/Nebraska market area.
Bixler Marketing Group, Inc. started in 1957 as Bixler O’Dougherty
Company. Upon the death of Bob O’Dougherty in 1963, Jim Bixler became
sole owner and changed the name to Jim Bixler & Associates.
The second generation of Bixlers started shortly after the completion
of a 25,000 square foot warehouse facility in 1972. Jeff Bixler
started full time in the spring of 1973 with Jimmy Bixler starting
full time in the fall of that same year. Joe Bixler started full time
in 1980. By then the warehousing operation had grown to almost 40,000
Starting in 1994, the manufacturers represented by Jim Bixler &
Associates began opening regional warehouses in Kansas City and
Chicago. By 1996 it was evident the local warehousing operation was
not necessary. The warehousing part of the company was shut down in
June of 1996. It was during this time period that Jim Bixler retired
after 44 years of pioneering the electrical industry in the
Iowa/Nebraska market area, and defining the role of the professional
Jim Bixler sold the company to his three sons who by that time had
well over 60 years of combined experience working for the company.
During that time they learned the business and were taught the meaning
of being professionals from one of the best in the business.
As a part of the transition to the new owners the company’s name was
changed to Bixler Marketing Group, Inc. In February of 1998 the sales
and marketing group moved to 321 16th Avenue and in November 2006
moved to their new building at 1306 35th Avenue.
The owners of BMG, Inc. are life long residents of the Council Bluffs
area. Bixler Marketing Group, Inc is continually looking to the future
and plans to stay in the Council Bluffs area for generations to come.