Welcome to Benz Companies

We don't just provide the product.
We provide engineered solutions.

Benz Air Engineering was founded in 1956 as Benz Company with the purchase of the manufacturers' representative business operated by Arthur E. Nelson. Founder Donald L. Benz, P.E., was employed by the Portland office of Trane Company from 1948 until 1956. Benz Air Engineering Company incorporated in 1972. Our president, Kevin Marple, joined the firm in 1987 after extensive experience as project manager with the Natkin Company. Thomas Benz, our vice-president, joined the firm in 1977 and expanded architectural products coverage.

Currently, our activities are directed approximately 60% toward building and construction and 40% toward industry. We specialize in equipment that moves, cleans, heats, cools, dries, and humidifies air, with wide experience in industrial air cleaning. We have file references to thousands of equipment applications dating from 1956 to the present, which continue to serve our customers. We provide professional design and installation to industry customers for exhaust, HVAC, and air cleaning systems, when proper equipment application requires this service.

The architectural division, directed by Thomas Benz, represents manufacturers of commercial items generally covered in CSI Section 10. This equipment includes: roof hatches & access doors, toilet compartments, lockers, postal specialties, washroom accessories, hand dryers, baby changing stations, and medicine cabinets.

Company Personnel

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Kevin L. Marple

Thomas F. Benz

Bill Peterson
Mechanical Sales,
Southern/Western Washington

Kevin Swatosh
Mechanical Sales,
Northern/Eastern Washington

Katrina Johnston
Sales and Office Manager

Rosie Jennings
Office/Sales Assistant

Robert Benz
Professional Engineering: Oregon 42953PE

Nicole Knecht

Our Mission

Our company mission is to assure that each piece of equipment we supply to our customers continues to operate efficiently over its lifetime. To ensure this goal, we offer engineering and service capabilities. We maintain job files on all equipment sales, and stock critical service parts, while reserving limited warehouse space for important components and parts. Benz Air Engineering now operates from our new industrial location at 7959 SW Cirrus Drive, Beaverton, Oregon 97008, in order to serve you better. For HVAC concerns, Benz Co. operates in the six southwest counties of Washington state as well as the state of Oregon. Those seeking Nederman products can find us serving the states of Washington, Oregon and Western Idaho, while commercial restroom products and services exist for Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Idaho and Montana.