March 11, 2015

Brothers Jeffrey, Richard, and Mitch Hirsch have owned Bi-County Distributors, Inc., in Ronkonkoma, New York, for 27 years. The business distributes candy, snacks and other goods to convenience stores throughout Long Island. The business has supported their families for years. The brothers worked for their father’s distribution company growing up and inherited many of their father’s customers when he passed away. Profit margins are low in Bi-County’s business and money is made in volume, sweat, and lost sleep. The brothers work hard—generally eleven hour days—to maintain the business that supports their families.