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About Us

Why choose us

What We're About

At Barker Specialty, we excel at enhancing brand recognition and identity. With over 75 years of experience, Barker Specialty’s goal is to partner with clients to tell their brand story through the creative use of branded products. We believe that promotional products are the tangible connection between a brand and its audience, as they make impressions, drive action, and create conversations.

Founded in 1951 by Herb and Gloria Barker, Barker Specialty quickly grew to be a multi-million dollar company and one of the leaders in the promotional products industry receiving multiple honors. Over the past 70 years, their four children became involved in the family business including President Gerry Barker and Executive Vice President Steven Barker. Most recently their grandson Max Barker has joined in 2019.

With a 6,000 square foot showroom, clients can come visit us, seeing products in person, meeting with their account manager and developing a strategic plan for their branding goals. We are honored by multiple awards including: Greatest Companies to Work For, Top 50 Distributors of Promotional Products in the USA, Top 20 Best Places to Work, Family Business of the Year and many more.

Standing proudly next to a portrait of Herb and Gloria Barker is Gerry Barker (L) and Max Barker (R).

Corporate Social Responsibility

Our Commitment

Barker Specialty is committed to help build a sustainable future for our community and planet. We mitigate our carbon footprint through environmentally conscious actions, and partner with suppliers who responsibly source products and materials. We cherish our communities and invest through donations and sponsorships on the local and national level. We provide a safe and inclusive culture at Barker Specialty that lends itself to growth and opportunity. Barker Specialty is committed for the betterment of our clients, employees and supplier partners.

Promotional products are the tangible connection
between a brand and its audience.


We are driven by our passion for helping our clients effectively promote their brands and achieve their marketing goals with innovative, engaging and creative promotional merchandise.
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