THE REDBARN STORY
At 12 years old, Redbarn founders Jeff Baike and Howie Bloxam met on a hockey rink in Canada and established a lasting friendship turned lifelong business partnership.
In the early 90s, Jeff and Howie saw a need for wholesome, high-quality dog food, and in 1996 they co-founded what is known today as Redbarn Pet Products. Their love for creating products pet parents trust has grown to a family of 500 members and over 200 foods, treats and chews.
For over 20 years, Redbarn has been a family-owned business, and we are committed to staying that way. We aren’t just a strong team, we’re a family.
Long Beach, CA
In 1998, Jeff and Howie purchased their first production facility in Long Beach, California.
As their popularity grew, they believed this move would allow them to produce more products to meet the growing needs of their loyal pet parents, and they were right.
What started as one warehouse quickly expanded to nine additional buildings on their lot within just a few years. This location later became the home of their corporate office as the company grew to another facility within the U.S. and abroad in South America.
We Grow In Leaps And Bounds
By 2019, history repeated itself when another opportunity for expansion arrived. The team acquired a new facility in Rochester, New York, equipping Redbarn with the technology to create a new line of injected molded treats. These treats not only speak to current trends and desires of pet parents but genuinely support the health of their pet.
At Redbarn, we aim to be the best. To us, that means continually investing both time and money into our quality assurance programs— purchasing new machinery, hiring talented and educated Redbarn family members, and utilizing up-to-date and improved processing and testing protocols.
A rarity for pet treat companies, Redbarn owns and operates two state-of-the-art labs where:
- Our QA team performs more than 2,500 tests per month. We run daily physical, chemical, and microbiological tests on every batch of raw and finished products, as well as randomly pulled samples throughout the cooking process. We want every pet parent to feel confident treating their pet to Redbarn Pet Products!
- Our state-of-the-art equipment keeps our treats sanitary. Food Grade Air Sanitation machines, called KES Aircoide machines, continuously circulate air, mineralizing airborne bacteria, mold, fungi, viruses, allergens, odors, and more. Our entire plant and QA testing rooms are also temperature-controlled, preventing insects or harmful toxins from taking up residence.
- We hold ourselves accountable. We utilize an outside ISO accredited laboratory, verifying the accuracy of our tests. Our management team also conducts monthly internal audits to ensure we’re consistently exceeding industry standards under Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). Finally, all Redbarn facilities are subject to random audits by the USDA and the FDA.