6. Benjamin Moore & Co.
CEO: Dan Calkins
Coatings Sales: $828 million (as estimated on Dun & Bradstreet website)
Benjamin Moore is a leading manufacturer of premium-quality residential and commercial coatings. Founded in 1883, the company became a subsidiary of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway in 2000 and is part of Berkshire Hathaway’s building products portfolio. The company manufactures a broad range of architectural coatings, including water-based and solvent-based paints, stains and clear finishes. Brands include Aura®, Natura®, Regal® Select, Ultra Spec®, ben®, Eco Spec®, Coronado®, Corotech®, Insl-x®, Lenmar®, Super Kote®, Arborcoat®, Super Hide®, Century®, SCUFF-X® and Notable™.
The company has an expansive color portfolio of over 3,500 colors. Benjamin Moore paints are available exclusively from its more than 5,000 locally owned and operated paint and decorating retailers. Selected products manufactured by Benjamin Moore are sold at Ace Hardware stores, and as of 2020, Benjamin Moore has assumed responsibility for manufacturing Ace’s Clark+Kensington® and Royal® private-label brands. Benjamin Moore is committed to innovation and sustainable manufacturing practices.
Parent Company: Berkshire Hathaway
Source: Berkshire Hathaway Annual Report, press releases
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