Matthew Bader

Meet Matthew Bader at G. Fried Flooring & Design
Name: Matthew Bader
Title: Manager
Lives In: Hawthorne, NJ
Originally From: Bergenfield, NJ
Status: Married
Children: 1 Daughter

Personal History
Matt performs the Manager duties for both G. Fried Flooring & Design, and the affiliated custom fabrication workshop, (Designs & Details), and the Cleaning Division (G. Fried Carpet Cleaning) His retail experience, carpet industry experience, and career here all span over 18 years. At the age of 16, his first (and worst) job was as a telemarketer for the Daily News. He’s also held jobs as a valet parking attendant and made plaques in a warehouse. Born, February 3, 1981, Matt graduated from Hawthorne Christian Academy and went to Bergen Community College with his field of study being Computer Science. Matthew has one brother, Marc, who works for X-Cell Carpet Care (G. Fried’s carpet & rug cleaning division), is married to Nicole, and has a daughter, Mackenzie.

Growing up, Matt played baseball, soccer, and hockey -- his favorite sports are football and hockey, being a Detroit Red Wings fan since 1993. His favorite athlete used to only be Michael Jordan, that is, until 2008 when Michael Phelps won 8 gold medals in the Olympics and took a share of the spot with MJ.

As you will see in two of his Speed Round answers below, Matt loves to travel. First thing he’d do if he hit the Powerball? Go on a vacation touring the world. The West Coast of Florida being his favorite overall place to go, Matt visited Marco Island in 2012, and is planning to go to West Palm Beach again to visit his family. His favorite U.S. city to visit was San Francisco, and would one day love to see the Maldives Islands. Locally, you can often find Matt at his favorite restaurant, Bottagra in Hawthorne NJ, and in New York City a few times a year to go to dinner, and to see the tree at Christmas. You will NEVER find him, however, at a fast food restaurant, as Matt lists health & wellness as one of his interests, keeping up with the newest information from He also likes to collect coins.

Speed Round
Favorite Carpet Mill: Stanton
Favorite Color: Green
Favorite Current TV Shows: Big Bang Theory
Favorite Type of Carpet: Wool Shag
Favorite Food: Italian
Favorite TV Show Ever: Seinfeld
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Drink: Seltzer Water
Favorite Movies Ever: Back to the Future, Star Wars
Most Famous Person Met: Ron Paul
Best Concert: (No answer)
Favorite Musician(s): Deadmaus
If Matthew found $1 million in cash, he would: Vacation around the world
If Matthew wasn't a manager of G. Fried, he would: Travel
If Matthew was stranded on a desert island, the 3 things he would want are: A Bible, Fishing Gear, and his wife & daughter (Now we’re up to 4… does anyone follow rules?)

Matthew's quote
"Those who can give up essential liberty to obtain temporary safety, deserve neither liberty or safety." - Ben Franklin