MORRIS GOLDBERG, FOUNDER
As the pioneer of Bail Bonds in Minnesota, Morris Goldberg founded Goldberg Bail Bonds after immigrating to America from Prussia in the late 19th century when he was 13 years old. His ability to speak Polish, Russian, and English allowed him to act as a translator for those having legal issues in the Minnesota Court system.
As an adult, this led him to found Goldberg Bail Bonds as a way to help families through difficult times. An entrepreneur at heart, he also opened two more businesses in St. Paul; a liquor store called Square Deal, and a barbeque restaurant called Road Buddies. Morris continued to run these businesses until he passed away in 1957, when his son, Bud, continued to run the bail bond business.
BUD GOLDBERG, PRESIDENT EMERITUS
Born to Prussian immigrants in St. Paul on June 14, 1928, Bud Goldberg took over the helm of the family business, Goldberg Bail Bonds in Minnesota, with the death of his father Morris on January 29, 1957.
At first, Bud Goldberg had second thoughts about running the family business. He became fascinated with the bonding business because of the wide variety of people he met.
Bud opened the Minneapolis office of Goldberg Bail Bonds in 1958 the way his father intended- with compassion, honesty, and integrity. In 1997, after 40 years in the business, he proudly turned over Goldberg Bail Bonds to his daughter, Patti.
After many years of lasting impact in the Twin Cities, Bud and his wife of 55 years Lois, share their time between Minneapolis and Scottsdale, Arizona.
Third generation owner Patti Goldberg came to Goldberg Bail Bonds first as an employee in 1990, then worked her way up to owner with her father Bud’s retirement in 1997. One of the few female owners in the bonding business, Patti continues to run the business with the values established by her father and grandfather. Since taking over the business, Patti has expanded Goldberg Bail Bonds throughout Minnesota.
Through her leadership, Goldberg Bonding Company now has six offices and 50 licensed representatives in the state of Minnesota that reach every community.