6. Benjamin Moore & Co.
Chairman and CEO: Dan Calkins
2021 Coatings Sales: $991 million (as estimated on Dun & Bradstreet website)
Founded in 1883, Benjamin Moore manufactures premium residential, commercial and industrial maintenance coatings. The company became a subsidiary of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway in 2000 and is part of Berkshire Hathaways’ building products portfolio.
Benjamin Moore brands include Aura®, Regal® Select, Ultra Spec®, ben®, ADVANCE®, ARBORCOAT® and more. The company has an expansive color portfolio of over 3,500 colors. Benjamin Moore paints are available exclusively from 7,500 locally owned and operated paint, decorating and hardware retailers throughout the United States and Canada as well as 75 countries globally. Selected products manufactured by Benjamin Moore are sold at Ace Hardware stores. In 2020, Benjamin Moore assumed responsibility for manufacturing Ace’s Clark+Kensington® and Royal® brands, and the rest of Ace’s private-label brands
Parent Company: Berkshire Hathaway
Notes: In April 2022, Benjamin Moore reported that the company was recognized once again in the J.D. Power 2022 U.S. Paint Satisfaction Study, earning the highest ranking in Customer Satisfaction with Interior Paints. The company’s independent retailers were awarded Best in Customer Satisfaction among Paint Retailers.
Source: Berkshire Hathaway Annual Report, press releases