Bradco Supply

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Bradco Supply
Industry Distribution
Founded 1966
Founder Barry Segal
Headquarters Avenel, New Jersey, United States
Number of locations
130 branches in 30 States
Area served
Products Building products, Roofing
Revenue $1.5 billion (2009)[1]

Bradco Supply was a large distributor of building materials for the commercial and residential building markets, particularly roofing supplies. In 2010, Bradco was acquired by its largest competitor, ABC Supply.[1] Bradco operated through subsidiaries and brands including: Admiral Building Products, Bak-A-Lum, FlexMaster, H. Verby Company, Bradco Tapered Express, Bradco Metals, Posey Steel & Supply and Bradco International.[citation needed]

Company history[edit]

Bradco Supply was founded in 1966 by Barry Segal, with a single warehouse in Avenel, New Jersey.

Prior to its acquisition, Bradco was owned by two private equity groups: Advent International and Apollo Global Management.[2][3]

Selected milestones[edit]

  • 1972 – First branches opened in New Jersey and Connecticut
  • 1979 – Entry into Florida market
  • 1986 – 17 locations in eight states
  • 1994 – Entry into Midwestern markets
  • 2000 – 78 locations in 17 states
  • 2007 – Apollo Management acquires a minority interest in Bradco Supply
  • 2008 – Advent International acquires a majority ownership in Bradco Supply.
  • 2008 - Founder, Barry Segal retires from active involvement


  1. ^ a b Tierney, Jim (May 13, 2010). "ABC Supply Acquires Bradco Supply". Retrieved 2014-05-11. 
  2. ^ Apollo Management acquires stake in Bradco Supply Archived July 13, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.. Industrial Distribution, 1/16/2007
  3. ^ Venture Capital Firm Buys Bradco Supply. PROSALES Information Service. Publication date: July 15, 2008