Bob Barker Company, Inc.

Personal hygiene, clothing, bedding and other supplies for inmates and residents

Fuquay Varina, North Carolina

United States

About Bob Barker Company, Inc.

In 1972 Bob Barker set up his business in the back of a barber shop and started supplying food service equipment to jails. From those modest beginnings, Bob Barker Company has grown into the nation’s largest detention supplier.

Yet, from the very beginning, Bob Barker’s commitment to delivering service beyond expectations has remained the same. That’s why you can always depend on Bob Barker Company for the broadest selection of top-quality products, at competitive prices, with fast and efficient customer service and delivery.

Partnering with charities and groups like Stop Hunger Now, Christian Library International and Angel Tree Prison Fellowship, Bob Barker Company is dedicated to giving back to the community and making a positive difference in the lives of others. The company pays one hour salary each month for team members to volunteer and matches team member donations to charities up to $5,000 each year. In 2014, the company matched over $75,000 in team member contributions, packed over 15,000 meals for Stop Hunger Now and partnered with Angel Tree to provide Christmas gifts to more than 60 children on behalf of their incarcerated parent.

Bob Barker Company established a nonprofit foundation to support those who have been, or are, incarcerated, in an effort to prepare them physically, spiritually, and emotionally to re-enter society. Since 2009, the Bob Barker Company Foundation has awarded more than $1,000,000 to 36 community-based projects that provide services and programs to help reduce recidivism. Learn more about the Bob Barker Company Foundation, by visiting

Bob Barker Company continuously strives to integrate sustainable practices throughout the business by offering customers a selection of product choices that are made from recycled and organic materials. In 2013, the company installed a 500 kilowatt solar farm on the rooftop of the main distribution center in North Carolina to generate over 700,000 kWh of electricity annually. To make buildings and operations even more efficient, the company installed energy efficient lighting and implemented a comprehensive recycling program which resulted in diverting 95% of waste from the landfill. Electric vehicle charging stations at two facility locations provide incentive for team members to purchase electric or hybrid vehicles. Through a telework program, team members work from home each Friday during the summer to help further reduce the company’s carbon footprint.

Our vision is to transform criminal justice while honoring God in all that we do. The B Corp Assessment helps us build a business that considers and engages all of our stakeholders in this bold mission.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

January 2018

Company Score

Median Score*



The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.



The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.



The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).



The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.



The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

Overall B Score

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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