Barry started his career in the green industry as a Lawn Tech and eventually became the manager for a Spring Green Lawn Care franchise in Scranton, PA. Barry went on to open his own lawn care company, The Green Pros, which he operated in Scranton for 5 years. At a crossroads, Barry decided to try a different field. He sold his business and went through the Police Academy. Though he proudly graduated, his turf roots ran deep. Instead, he accepted a position as a Branch Manager with Lesco, Inc., which later became John Deere Landscapes, serving lawn care operators and landscape professionals for 18 years.
Barry desired a new business dynamic though. He wanted to work for a smaller company, where he would have a bigger input in day-to-day activities. He wanted to be able to offer his customers more products to better help them succeed in their business. So when the opportunity presented itself, Barry made the transition to become a Territory Manager for the Pittston office of Turf Trade, one of the locations acquired by Walker Supply, Inc. this year.
“I couldn’t be happier to become part of the Walker Supply, Inc. family. WSI’s values and business model are a perfect fit for the vision I had for my career,” said Barry. “Their focus on developing life-long customers through unparalleled customer service is invigorating, and it’s exciting to be part of a growing company.” Barry explained that the extensive line of products available now enable him to give greater input and advice to his customers to help them achieve their goals.
This year Barry celebrated his 20th wedding anniversary with his wife Tammy. Outside of business, he is an avid hunter and fisher, and he told us, “Generally, anything outdoors is a plus to me!” He loves traveling with Tammy, vacationing and exploring many different areas throughout the country.