Chris Garza, 31 Helping others and sticking to the family business By Autumn Owens
hris Garza not only has a big presence in his family’s business, Bradberry’s Best, but is also the president of the Dublin Chamber of Commerce and involved in the school robotics program. Chris was born and raised in Dublin and attended Texas A&M University where he graduated in 2009 before heading into the corporate world. “I decided I wanted to come back home, so I came back in 2011 and have
been here ever since,” he said. “I was pretty much raised in this feed store with my grandfather Harry Bradberry.” Bradberry’s has expanded from where it once use to be and now supplies to a 200-mile radius and Chris wears several different hats in the company from accounting to IT and marketing. When the Loop was built through Dublin, Chris said things were difficult at first. “We had to be forward thinking about it,” he said. “We came back and shifted our business model around, so we’ve
grown into one of the largest equine dealers in the nation for ADM Animal Nutrition.” Chris has been the Dublin Chamber president the past three years and says he will step down at the end of 2018. “Being on the chamber has been exciting,” he said. “It’s great to be able to be on the business side with Bradberry’s but also come in and help with organizations.” After stepping down from the chamber, Chris said he’s sure he will get involved somewhere else.
Chris Garza helps run his family’s business Bradberry’s Best, is the president of the Dublin Chamber of Commerce and volunteers at the school helping the robotics program. “One place where I volunteer is with Dublin ISD’s robotics program,” he said. “We just finished competition and this has been my third year doing it. It’s always a blast.” As far as his future, Chris said, “Where I am is exactly where I need to be. Maybe I could be making more money, maybe I could be somewhere else, but I’m happy.” 17