Barry Segal has touched many lives in his past and hopes to continue to do so in the future.
As a father, he has been a terrific provider. His children have enjoyed the access to a lifestyle and education that any parent would desire to provide. Barry is the father of 6 children, 14 grandchildren, the last 7 being girls and 1 great grandson. Barry said, “As an incentive I offered my baseball card collection to the next grandson.”
As a business person, he was one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the United States. Bradco grew to become much more meaningful than its humble origins, affecting thousands of lives. He was respected by Bradco vendors, employees, contractor customers and even his most aggressive competitors.
Barry started Bradco in 1966. Prior to that, he worked with his father at the H. Verby Company for 15 years. His dad joined him two years later and soon after they opened in Lakewood, NJ and Hartford, CT; they were on their way. In 2006, Bradco sales peaked at over $1,900,000,000 and pre-tax profits of 90 million with 150 branches. In August 2008 he sold control of the company.
Barry is a man who can’t sit still and now he’s gotten involved in Africa through the Segal Family Foundation. Aid to Africa is a broken system that is not working. With Barry’s focus and approach to problems, the Segal Foundation will try to make a difference by focusing on preventing the root causes of poverty.