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November 17, 2013

Charles Carroll recipient named

Delphi Body Works owner recognized for community involvement

DELPHI — Dick Bradshaw got rid of his company’s time clock.

“I look at it like this,” he said. “If somebody’s not here and you don’t know it, they must not be a very important employee.”

And since doing so some time ago, he’s not had a problem, he added.

“I think you just have to trust the people you work with,” said Bradshaw. “You just cannot spend the time looking over people’s shoulders.”

“If they’re not doing their job,” he added, “it shows up pretty quick.”

Bradshaw, who for the last 33 years has headed up the Bradshaw family’s longtime business, Delphi Body Works, was recently recognized by the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce, receiving the organization’s highest award, the Charles Carroll award.

The award, now in its third year, recognizes a recipient’s commitment to Carroll County — but recipients must also embody the spirit of Charles Carroll himself, who was not only enthusiastic about the hometown area that eventually carried his name, but also wasn’t afraid to stand up for what’s right, according to chamber director Julia Leahy.

Leahy, who calls Bradshaw a mentor, said she’d learned the value of “taking the high road” through working with Bradshaw.

“He’s very hardworking, but caring and passionate,” she said. And he’s been “a huge part” of Carroll County for years.

Bradshaw took over Delphi Body Works on his father’s retirement in 1980, after a 14-year stint teaching high school history and shop in Chicago.

A pair of entrepreneurs had started the shop in 1848 with a little financial help from Bradshaw’s great-grandfather, a jeweler from the East Coast who dropped his jeweler’s tools at the Delphi train stop and missed getting back on the train while he gathered them up. He ended up settling in Delphi.

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