16. True Value Company



CEO: Chris Kempa; CFO: Jeff Olson

2021 Coatings Sales: Corporate sales $1.5 billion; Paints/coatings approximately $125 million


True Value LLC is one of the world’s largest hardware wholesale distributors. It includes approximately 4,500 independent retailer locations worldwide operating under the True Value, True Value Rental, Grand Rental Station, Taylor Rental, Home & Garden Showplace and Induserve Supply stores. True Value LLC manufactures paint brands for True Value retailers and third-party customers. Its EasyCare brand of interior and exterior paint is manufactured in Cary, Illinois, and distributed globally to retail hardware stores.
Source:True Value Corporate Communication Department, press releases