About B.C. Cannon
Established in 1982, we at B.C. Cannon Co. are more than just a business, we are a family. For over 30 years, we have strived to meet and exceed our customer’s needs on the job site. We are, and have been, a woman owned family business from the start, beginning with Mary Cannon and her husband Bruce Sr.; and now Dede Cannon and her husband Bruce Jr. with their daughter Mallory Cannon. Three generations of our family have made it their calling to keep our customer’s safe with well planned work zone setups, traffic control plans, and top quality equipment. We stand behind our products and work to provide our clients with the best customer service the industry has to offer. We believe that this is what sets us apart from others in this field. Our employees are very knowledgeable and we take time to further their business education continually through ATTSA and CACG classes and other certification programs. We invite you to get to know our family and let us help you stay safe while meeting all your job site requirements!
How We Started
At B.C. Cannon Co., Inc., we are focused on providing work zone safety and traffic control services with the highest levels of customer satisfaction – we will do everything we can to go above and beyond your expectations.
In the year 1970 Bruce Cannon, Sr. and his wife, Mary Cannon, began manufacturing traffic barricades in the basement of their home in Greenville. These barricades were then rented and sold to local construction businesses in the area. The concept of the business came from Bruce Cannon, Sr.’s first hand experience in heavy construction for over twelve years. As a civil engineer, Bruce Sr. was both a superintendant and a project manager in the construction industry.
He quickly became aware of the difference between performing services with his own equipment and man-power versus the option of renting equipment which would be maintained and serviced by the rental Co. With the rental equipment he was able to focus all his manpower to the job at hand as opposed to having to pull employees from the actual construction to inspect and maintain equipment regularly. He also saw the disadvantage of buying these items at the small quantities he needed as opposed to the bulk orders rental companies were able to place. In short, it was far more economical and required no maintainance on his part by going through a rental Co. for such equipment.
This brought about the idea for B.C. Cannon Co.
Bruce and Mary Cannon went from a business in their home to a thriving business in 1982 when the bank accepted a proposal for financing the budding B.C. Cannon Co. With this they moved to their own warehouse and were able to purchase machines which allowed for a wider variety of products to be brought in. They serviced the Greenville, Anderson, and Spartanburg areas with their equipment.
B.C. Cannon Co. provided as Bruce Cannon Sr. said,
” It simply boils down to the fact that we will produce a ‘better mouse trap.’ “
Established in 1982 B.C. Cannon Co., Inc. began to outshine the competition with our state of the art equipment at the time. Our flashing lights would turn off during the day to save battery life, we offered easy to move and setup designs, and our customer service was unmatched.