About CARDEW Hay/Barn 21 and Dick cardew
Richard “Dick” Cardew is the founder and managing member of Cardew Hay Co/Barn 21, LLC. Cardew Hay/Barn 21 is based out of the farming community of Buckeye, Arizona and started out of the back of a pickup truck. Cardew Hay/Barn 21 has since grown to be one of the leading equine forage commodity suppliers in the country, supplying quality hay products throughout the United States. Quality products and the highest quality service possible is what separates Cardew Hay Co from the rest.
Mr. Cardew has been engaging in entrepreneurial pursuits since the age of 10. His father, Jerry Cardew, was the local banker in a small town. The elder Cardew would spend hours explaining to his son how the shops and stores in their town made money, and what practices a smart small businessman should subscribe to. From a very young age Dick was fascinated with the different ways a person could make money via a small business.
Barn 21 got it's name from the distinction of being the first barn that Dick sold hay out of. This business was started from scratch.
"I didn't have any family members in the business, generational wealth to tap in to, or money to start with. The business has grown through hard work, wins, losses, hard lessons learned, good days, challenging days, and a lot of luck. Small business isn't easy, but its pretty much all I'm good for, and we are all blessed to live in a country where any of us can put a show on the road and see what happens"
-Dick Cardew at a panel discussion in 2019
Mr. Cardew married his high school sweetheart in 1997. Together they have 4 daughters. Dick has served on many boards and councils over the years and has been a a very active member of the United States Chamber of Commerce's Small business council since 2016, where he collaborates with fellow small business members from all over the United States. Dick is living his American dream, and he's always ready to do what he can to advocate for sound small business policy whenever he can.
The Cardew family is a proud supporter of the FFA, Phoenix Children's Hospital, UCP, March Of Dimes, and numerous Junior livestock auctions, sports teams, and non profit organizations.
Dick's Family - 4 sweet daughter's and lovely wife