Moore-MacMichael was founded in 1957 by Harry Moore and Bayard MacMichael.  Bayard, an avid opera buff, used profits he earned on the television show “The 64,000 Question” to start the business.

The agency began selling paint sundries to local hardware stores in the Chicago area.  The business moved along for many years, but began to thrive when Bob Mathew joined in 1983.  Bob owned his own agency prior to that and brought key accounts Grainger, McMaster-Carr, and True Value into the fold.  For 25 years Bob managed the company, expanded its scope, supplier portfolio and customers base.

In 2013 Bob took more of a consulting role and sold the agency to Andy Mendygral.  Andy, having spent time on the supply side selling marquee brands like Polaroid and Memorex, had been with MooreMac for the previous 6 years.  Andy has kept the team intact and the business continues to grow.

The primary markets MooreMac serves are Industrial/MRO, Retail/Hardware, Ag/Farm, and Contractor Supply.