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Our beginnings...

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.

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Our Foundation

BEHR CREED

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.

MISSION
WHY WE EXIST:

CREATE WORLD CLASS PRODUCTS AND SERVICES THAT MAKE LIFE MORE COLORFUL

VISION
WHERE ARE WE GOING:

BE THE MOST TRUSTED BRAND IN THE INDUSTRY

PURPOSE
WHAT WE PROMISE:

TRANSFORM INSPIRATION INTO REALITY

VALUES
WHAT WE STAND FOR AND HOW WE BEHAVE:

INTEGRITY, CREATIVITY, PASSION, LEADERSHIP, INCLUSION, AND TEAMWORK

FOUNDATIONAL
PRINCIPLES
WHAT WE DELIVER EVERY DAY:

FOCUS ON THE CUSTOMER, CULTIVATE HIGH PERFORMANCE TEAMS, RESPECT THE INDIVIDUAL, CONTINUOUSLY IMPROVE, DRIVE FOR RESULTS

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