Founded in 1947, Behr Paint Company is one of the largest manufacturers of paints, primers, decorative finishes, stains and surface preparation products for do-it-yourselfers and professionals in the United States, Canada, China, Chile and Mexico. The Santa Ana, Calif.-based maker of the BEHR®, KILZ®, WHIZZ® and E&J® brands is dedicated to meeting the coating and color needs of DIYers, professionals, architects and designers with an unwavering commitment to quality, innovation and value.
It all started in 1947, when Otho Behr, Jr. made batches of linseed oil wood stains in his family’s garage using a formula developed by his chemist father. Otho used his 1941 Ford woodie wagon to personally deliver products to his Southern California customers.
As a reminder of our humble roots, we proudly display this 1941 woodie wagon at our global headquarters’ lobby in Santa Ana, California. It represents our founder’s core values that we continue to embrace and commit to—a passion for excellence while being resourceful and innovative.
A commitment to excellence. Difficult to attain, however, not difficult to aspire to. It entails quality, fairness, honesty and integrity. Thus, excellence should be a way of life. We will never be satisfied with less.
Create world class products and services that make life more colorful
Be the most trusted brand in the industry
Transform inspiration into reality
Integrity | Creativity | Passion | Leadership | Inclusion | Teamwork
WE ARE COMMITTED
Our Behr team members are a mosaic of visible and invisible characteristics, including backgrounds, skill sets, perspectives, and experiences. We celebrate this diversity and strive to build a culture of equity and inclusion. To us, that means a culture where every team member…