A Brief History of BMA, Inc.



Since 1974, Bob Caldwell has been involved in the  computer industry.  Working as a technician for a company servicing IBM  360 Systems, Bob and a partner branched out and started CompuPrep, Inc.  Their primary focus was to refurbish, reconfigure, and install IBM  mid-range systems.

Eventually, CompuPrep spun off a sister  company, Benchmark Maintenance Associates (BMA), that provided contract  maintenance services for IBM mid-range systems  primarily in the St. Louis area. 

When personal computers  came out and companies began making the switch from the  mainframe to the PC,  BMA decided that was going to be the  future. BMA was an authorized Novell reseller until  Microsoft servers took over the market.   The company is the  same but the name has been shortened to BMA, Inc.

BMA and Bob have continued to change over the years right along  with technology but the main focus has remained the same: providing  excellent customer service. Businesses associated with BMA immediately  appreciate Bob’s attention to detail and his dedication to problem  solving.  It is this level of customer service that is required of all  of BMA’s technicians.