ABOUT Purdy Professional Painting Tools....
Purdy had its beginning in a converted 2 car garage in Portland, Oregon with 5 employees in 1925. Founder, S. Desmond Purdy believed that handcrafting the finest painting tools may take a little longer but was the only way to "build in" superior coverage and performance. It is this commitment to quality that is the foundation on which professionals rely on and is the driving force behind each Purdy brush, roller, and tool that has our name on it.
We have built an extensive product line of tools by carefully listening to the needs of professional painters. Through time there have been changes in coatings, changes in how the job is done, and the day to day needs of the pro. But, the one thing that has not, is our commitment to give you the best tools for the job, and we will continue today in the same tradition Mr. Purdy started over 85 years ago.
Since Purdy's beginnings in a small garage in Portland, Oregon in 1925, the art of brushmaking has always been at the very heart of the Purdy success story. Purdy brushes are hand-made without compromise, in much the same way they were over 85 years ago. The same principles and dedication to quality has laid the foundation on which other categories have been developed through time. This is because Pro's demand quality, durability and performance and Purdy delivers each and every time.
Brushmaking is serious business to Purdy that is why these tools are still made by hand to this day. Many of Purdy's brushmakers have two to three decades of service - some even over 30 years. But, before someone is trusted to craft brushes on their own, they go through extensive training for two full years by their peers. Purdy has a strict code of standards that have been handed down from one generation to the next since 1925. Professional painters have come to rely on this standard to make their living and we do not take this for granted.
Purdy brushmakers must also adopt the Purdy business ethic that all quality expectations must be met in every brush. If there is anything at all wrong, no matter how small, the brush never reaches the marketplace.
Each Purdy brush is "signed" by the person who made it. This is done by a personalized sticker with the brush-maker's name/ signature. This is a mark of pride in a job well done. Purdy wants professional painters to know the tool in their hand was made to the highest level of quality by someone who cares as much as they do when it comes to putting their reputation on the line.
How many other companies stand behind every brush they make, in such a personal way?
Not many, in fact, there's just one.