Richard Speed, founder of Speed Painting Tools Inc. , established a paint contracting company based in Amarillo, Texas in 1979. During the course of his painting endeavors he discovered a need for specific equipment that was not commercially available for painting doors - and so Richard designed his first, albeit rudimentary product to assist in his own painting business. This was the birth of the Door Decker finishing system.
Out of this creation, a new avenue for our company was conceived and in 1997, Richard began the development of what he hoped would be a marketable product in the paint sundries industry that would assist other professional painters in saving time and creating high quality finishes. So in 1998 "Speed Painting, Inc." was founded by three of the Speed family members - husband and wife Richard and Mary, and son Dustin. It was their hope to offer professional equipment that was new and innovative, affordable, and of quality and durable construction.
Our FIRST product was sold in 2002 – a door finishing system called the Door Decker. Since that creation, we have added several additional products to our line that assist in cabinet door painting and staining as well as drying options to the Door Decker finishing system. Over time, we have expanded our product sales to paint contracting individuals and companies, retail paint stores, paint sundries distributors, and maintenance crews for various facilities including schools, hospitals, and apartments. We sell our products throughout the United States and over 13+ years have added Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands to our sales locations.
Currently, Dustin has assumed the role as CEO, with his bride, Chrystene. Together, the entire family strives to fulfill the mission of our company...to provide quality tools that help create efficient and superior outcomes for painters desiring professional results. It is our vision to grow ourselves as a manufacturer and marketer of tools that provide customer-valued solutions with services to make our products the first choice for painting tools. We believe that the extensive experience and knowledge of our customers make us stronger - and we welcome feedback. Send us your success stories, suggestions and questions and we will do what we can to assist and learn from your feedback!
In 2018, we began a partnership with our friends in the United Kingdom, The Paint Shack, as our distributors for products outside of North America. We are looking forward to a long and fruitful business relationship with Steve, Colin, and Dean, co-owners of The Paint Shack.
Best of luck with all of your projects!