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PROFILE

FREY GAEDE

www.freygaede.com / Headquarters: Cincinnati / Employees: 26 / Specialty: Office and janitorial products, contract furniture
/ Jim Gaede, president: "We do better with like-minded people: transparent, honest and open."

Frey Gaede is one of premier manufacturing
representative groups in the country, covering 25 states.

Out of the Box
Frey Gaede's strong relationships allow it to grow and thrive in the midst of
changing markets. BY CHRIS KELSCH

T

hat has certainly been the

case with Frey Gaede. The company was founded in 1948 by Arthur Frey, landing its first contract with
Banker's Box, an Illinois-based manufacturer of storage boxes for bank records. That company is still in business
today (now known as Fellowes), and Frey

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Gaede has since grown to be one of the
premier manufacturing representative
groups in the country.
Frey Gaede has a staff of 26 that covers
25 states in the Midwest, Southeast and
Southwest. The group specializes in office supplies, contract furniture, janitorial and safety products.

The company currently has four owners: Jim Gaede, who joined the company
in the 1970s; John Frey Jr. (Arthur's grandson), who joined in the '80s; Todd Gaede
(Jim's son), who joined in the '90s; and
Gary Brusa, who joined in 2001. As that list
of names indicates, Frey Gaede strives to
maintain a family-run approach.


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