The Barnell Story

About BarnellAlthough Barnell, Inc. is the name our company is now known by, we’ve been serving the Delaware Valley Institutional Food Service market for over sixty years. As successor to the O’Neill and Chem Wash organizations, Barnell proudly continues in business as a highly experienced Philadelphia-based company. Because of our heritage, we’ve gained a deep understanding and appreciation of our unique local marketplace.

Since 1948, our company has developed, manufactured and distributed cleaning chemicals and detergents for commercial warewashing, laundry, housekeeping and maintenance applications. In addition to our line of quality products, Barnell offers professional services to assist customers with institutional kitchen design and renovations, bio-remediation programs and other industry-related challenges.


Innovative products and services have obviously been a key to our success, but we believe our core business principals are equally as important. They are:

  • Offer our customers safe and effective products, manufactured here in Philadelphia, and make them available at them at fair and competitive prices.
  • Provide professional services that enhance and extend our products, in order to deliver comprehensive solutions not readily available elsewhere.
  • Insure that customers are always our first priority by encouraging each employee to assist customers with any aspect of our business — be it manufacturing, delivery, service or administrative related.
  • Consistently deliver to customers what we promise, when we promise it, and with a friendly and highly professional manner.

These principals are not complicated, yet they can be among the most difficult goals for companies in our industry to achieve. We’ve spent the past sixty years developing the unique knowledge and resources to insure they are a permanent part of Barnell’s corporate culture.

Barnell, Inc. Sales amp; Management Team

Give us a call today … and experience the Barnell difference!