Richard Speed, founder of Speed Painting 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 patented 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.
During the past few years, Richard and Mary have begun to transition into "full-time" grand parenting, so Dustin assumed the role as CEO and in 2011 his bride Chrystene joined the team. Together, this 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!
Best of luck with all of your projects!