Barry L. Schlouch
President and Co-founder
“My duties include setting and leading the vision, mission and strategic goals to achieve the success of Schlouch Inc.,” said Schlouch, who co-founded the company 38 years ago. Among those priorities are “a sustainable and dynamic workforce, client acquisition and retention, operational excellence, and managing the financial strength to support the enterprise’s success and secure our future.”
In 2000, Schlouch Inc. was recognized by the state as the No. 1 Best Place to Work in Pennsylvania for large companies. Schlouch is also proud of retaining his first employee for 38 years (“and growing”) and the workforce of “285 talented and dedicated employees that make our company great.” Married 45 years, Schlouch and his wife started the business together.
“Do something you love and are passionate about,” he advised. Schlouch strives to “show up every day prepared, give the best of myself to all that I do, help others and get a little better tomorrow,” as well as taking care of his health and family.
Schlouch and his wife, who have two children and two young grandsons, live on a 70-acre farm. “I adore being with my family,” he said. “Farming instills a strong work ethic at a young age, and the life skills developed growing up on a farm are priceless.”
This profile is part of Lehigh Valley Business' Construction & Real Estate Power 30 list for 2021. Information used in this profile was sourced from the honoree. See the full list at lvb.com or in our digital edition.