About Us

400 Manufacturers, and over 400,000 SKU's!!!

With those kinds of numbers, BALCO Uniform is the largest small business on the Northern Plains. Fueled by our customers and driven by a "can do!" attitude, we strive to have the best customer service in the uniform industry.

History

BALCO UNIFORM Co. Inc. First opened its doors in 1990. The uniform shop was just another small business under the umbrella of the BALCO Management corporate structure put in place by the Liudahl family of Williston, North Dakota. Williston lies in an oil rich basin near the Montana border and the U.S. / Canada border.

Marti Liudahl took the reigns of BALCO UNIFORM in 1995 and the complacent company began to really take shape. It outgrew four different locations and now finds itself in Bozeman, MT. Marti founded a customer base in North Dakota and Montana that is still very loyal to this day. She had a way with people and they still ask about her and life in retirement. Marti’s son Jake and his wife Shawna brought their family back home from Helena, Montana to break into the family business in 2002. In 2004, the company was sold to Shawna and Jake and it still retains “woman-owned” certification. in 2013 Jake and Shawna uprooted their family again to move back to Montana and open a second store in Bozeman.  Sadly, the Williston store had to be closed in Spring 2015 due to the economic pressures of the area.

Our Western Spirit

The historian Frederick Jackson Turner said of the American Frontier that it was a place that fostered equality, democracy, and optimism, as well as individualism, self-reliance, and even violence. These qualities are the foundation upon which the “Wild West” was built. This is a place where individuals are judged on their actions and treatment of their fellow man. A place where the individual spirit and a person’s drive to succeed is a powerful thing, and a place where, on occasion, the title “Wild West” was earned by violence. But from the settlement of Virginia City, Montana in 1863 to modern Williston, North Dakota, law and order has always prevailed.

This is the spirit of the Western American. The traditions of this part of our country are proud and deep-seated in our heritage. BALCO Uniform is no different. We still carry the values of the West in the way we do business. Here at BALCO Uniform we believe that an honest, God-fearing man’s word is his bond. As such, giving our customers a square deal is the cornerstone of our business. We will strive to provide the highest quality service possible to our clients, because we know that the people we serve are the legacy of justice and public service that has shaped the West.