Today, Barden continues to operate at a steady pace with the fourth generation stepping into the forefront of the company. Rick’s son, Mark, is President, Bob Gelder’s son, Tim, is Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
Barden currently has a network of independent dealers throughout New York State, and parts of Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts, who provide an autonomous distribution system to valued customers. In 2001, Barden delivered its 15,000th home, which was cause for celebration as a ribbon cutting ceremony took place at the Homer facility. In the Summer of 2006, Barden opened a brand new, state-of-the-art production Middleport, NY, replacing the Homer plant that they had outgrown.
In keeping with the ideas that were instilled by its founders, George L. Barden and Roscoe J. Robeson, the Barden & Robeson Corporation continues to be family owned, and the long line of quality, precision and tradition that were instilled over 90 years ago are still evident today. Starting as a wagon wheel parts manufacturer in a small town in upstate New York, Barden Building Products has evolved into one of the premier home material supply companies in the Northeast United States.