Born and raised in Poughkeepsie, Herb Redl embarked in the business world by owning and operating a service station and auto repair shop in 1949. He continued to expand his reach and purchased real estate with commercial development and growth in mind. From the beginning, Herb Redl’s perseverance, work ethic and kindness have been his trademark.
Today, Herb Redl has developed and owns over 1,300,000 square feet of retail, office, warehouse and storage space throughout Dutchess, Ulster and Orange Counties. His holdings include office buildings, shopping plazas and self-storage facilities. An entrepreneur at heart, Herb was the first to develop an upscale concept of a manufactured home community in this area known as The Gables, which provides affordable housing. The network of Herb Redl properties rounds out with HHR Construction, Guardian Self Storage and All Sport Health and Fitness.
While the Redl business impact has been significant, Herb and his wife Sue’s appreciation and support of the region defines him best. Herb Redl was one of the founders of the Dutchess Community Economic External Marketing Council and has served on the boards or affiliated boards at Vassar Hospital, The Bardavon Theater, Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley, Mid Hudson Savings Bank, First Fidelity and First Union, to name a few—while donating financial support to many important interests, including the March of Dimes and the American Heart Association. Herb also serves as a Walkway Ambassador for the Walkway Over the Hudson, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
A note of pride is the annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life event, which All Sport hosts every year, having raised over one million dollars thus far. All Sport features many outreach programs, from fundraisers for cancer and families in need, to veteran’s collections and children’s causes – and special events that bring the community together.Herb Redl’s businesses have partnered with Dutchess Outreach and the Dutchess Food Bank for decades, via their thirteen Guardian Self Storage locations. As a resource for families of all ages to use and enjoy, the Redls donated 30 acres in Pleasant Valley to be used as a recreational park, near the West Road School.
Recently, thanks to a generous donation from the Herb Redl family, the Herb and Sue Ann Redl Center for Cancer Care at Mid Hudson Regional Hospital (formerly Saint Francis Hospital) will include offices and exam rooms for cancer care specialists, expanded women’s health services and space for health, exercise and wellness programs. Further, the Redl’s have helped with significant strides at Vassar Brothers Medical Center, including the spacious, comfortably appointed Redl Infusion Therapy Center in the Dyson Center for Cancer Care, the purchase of state of the art equipment and the Redl Family Foyer that welcomes patients.
Finally, since 1995 Herb and Sue Redl have offered a scholarship to Marist College students: to date, over 80 students have received financial support through this vital scholarship fund. In September 2016, Marist College dedicated the Redl Rotunda as a token of their appreciation for Herb and Sue’s continuous support and philanthropic commitment to the College. The Redl Rotuna serves as the crossroads of Marist, welcoming tens of thousands of students, alumni, prospective students and parents, and visitors from across the country and world to the Marist campus.