Company Profile

Behr Process

BEHR is a dynamic company that actively embraces quality and innovation to bring our industry and our customers the very best products and services. Our bold entrepreneurial spirit and our commitment to integrity and to doing the right thing has been the cornerstone of our success since 1947. 


BEHR offers its team a truly unique and satisfying working environment that fosters growth, rewards individual and team achievements and presents endless opportunities to individuals who want to make a difference.

Join a team that YOU can believe in and a team that believes in YOU! 

Soon after the Second World War, our founder, Otho Behr, Jr. began selling linseed oil to paint stores from the back of his woody station wagon. His customers quickly made it known that they needed something that would perform better on redwood than just linseed oil. Seizing the opportunity, Otho Jr. asked his father, Dr. Otho Behr Sr., an accomplished chemist, to help him develop a formula to meet their requirements. Soon the father-and-son team began making a clear finish and stain for redwood in the Behr family garage. 

In 1948, Otho Behr moved his burgeoning business from the family garage into an 800 square foot Quonset hut in Pasadena, California. 

Over the years, sales have steadily increased for this entrepreneurial, family-owned business.  As business grew, the need for larger facilities also grew.  The company, now officially known as BEHR Process Corporation, has since relocated to larger facilities and has expanded across the country and across the globe.  Today BEHR has locations and businesses all across the country in California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Texas and Washington, and internationally in Canada, China, Guam and India 

In 1986, BEHR expanded into the interior/exterior paint business, setting the stage for the next dynamic era of growth. Up until then, for over 39 years, BEHR had been a very successful stain and varnish manufacturer and now we are proud to say we earn top recognition for our premium paints, and have since their introduction in 1986.

In 1999, after 52 years of private ownership, BEHR Process Corporation was acquired by Masco Corporation of Taylor, Michigan. The merging of Masco and BEHR successfully brought together two companies who share an entrepreneurial philosophy and an overarching commitment to integrity and to “doing the right thing.”

In 2007, another milestone was reached when BEHR, in partnership with The Home Depot-China, entered the Chinese marketplace.  With the introduction of BEHR Premium Plus® Paints and Primers to China, BEHR is breaking new ground by reaching this untapped DIY market.

BEHR is a tight-knit family of fun and friendly, energetic and integrity-focused individuals working together in exciting and challenging ways to create and maintain our award-winning, industry-leading products and services.

Work alongside friendly team members and highly accessible leadership.


BEHR knows that being a leader in the industry requires one resource above all others—great people. At BEHR, our employees are appreciated for all their contributions.  They are valued as members of an extraordinary team that enjoys “coloring outside the lines.”

The success and recognition that BEHR has garnered over the years can be directly attributed to the caliber of BEHR team members.  It is their unwavering commitment to quality, innovation, value and performance that has been the backbone of the company’s success.

BEHR enjoys great brand presence and a reputation for unparalleled quality, innovation, value and performance. BEHR was recently awarded “Highest in Customer Satisfaction for Interior Paints” by JD Power & Associates. People know and love the BEHR brand.

Our ability to continually set industry highs for quality, performance and value depends upon our steadfast maintenance of our product, recognition of changing technologies, reward and acknowledgement of our people, proactive responses to the needs of our customers and continued commitment to innovation, research and development of new products. Our diverse and exceptionally experienced team searches out, develops and evaluates new materials, technologies and services that continue to improve our products and streamline our processes, both in-store and online.

From our humble origins as a small, family-owned business to our current standing as an industry leader, the BEHR difference has always been the people who strive for the best, maintain the highest integrity and continue to innovate.

Be a part of a business and brand that you can be proud of.


BEHR team members are making a positive difference in their communities.

One of the guiding principles of the BEHR culture is to “do the right thing.”  This simple yet powerful guideline extends beyond company walls and reaches out into the communities where we conduct business.  Not only has charity and finding ways to reach out to people-in-need been a company focus, it’s been an individual team member focus too. In 2003, BEHR team members formalized their charity efforts with the creation of BEHRCares, and with the company’s full support, Behr’s outreach and philanthropic efforts have been making a positive impact in communities throughout the country.

BEHRCares’ mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of the people in our communities, primarily through fundraising, donations and community service. Our dedicated team of volunteers assesses where there are needs and provides solutions. We champion health and well-being through education and donate our time and resources to organizing and participating in charity walks and runs, urban cleanup and renewal projects, disaster relief, food and clothing drives, blood drives, toy drives, playground builds, coatings donations, and so much more!

The opportunities to make a difference are endless. Aside from finding local causes, we donate our time and money with national and international groups such as Revlon, City of Hope, March of Dimes, American Heart Association, KABOOM, CHOC, Habitat for Humanity, the Red Cross and more. 


BEHR uses the most advanced technology available to create environmentally friendly “green” products that deliver exceptional performance. Our paints have low VOC content (Volatile Organic Compounds) to meet the toughest government clean air and safety requirements in the United States. Our scientists and engineers collaborate with scientists from all over the world to invent new coatings that consistently deliver exceptional durability, stain resistance, and mildew resistance—all while helping you create a beautiful, clean, healthy and safe environment for your family.

In operations we have made and continue to make significant eco-strides as well, such as reducing our resources, fuel and energy consumption, minimizing plant waste and furthering recycling.


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