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Jack Sumpter founded the J. E. Sumpter Company as a manufacturers' agency in Minneapolis in 1921. The original accounts were: Lapp Insulator Company; Delta Star Electric Company; Moloney Electric Company; and the Matthews Company. In 1946, the company was reorganized under the name of Bergstrom-Verbarg Company and became a Sub-Chapter S Corporation in 1965. In early 2003, due to the passing of Edward Verbarg, ownership of the corporation was transferred to the key people listed below.

Currently, the key people at the Bergstrom-Verbarg Company are:

Roy A. Meyer, President
Sharbee Hoskins, Vice President
Robyn Godziek, Inside Sales

The Bergstrom-Verbarg Company actively supports various national and regional industry associations, including:

Engineers' Club of Minneapolis
Manufacturers' Agents National Association
Minnesota Rural Electric Association
National Society of Professional Engineers
North Central Electrical League
North Central Electrical Manufacturers Club
North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives
South Dakota Rural Electric Association
Wisconsin Utility Suppliers Association