Portland, Purdy Brushes

Portland, Purdy Brushes

  • Since its modest beginning in a converted two-car garage by founder S. Desmond Purdy in 1925,
  • Purdy has earned a reputation for producing top quality paint applicators second to none.
  • All Purdy professional brushes and rollers continue to be made right here in the United States. 
  • Purdy employs over 100 brushmakers in Portland, Oregon, handcrafting brushes with the same care they've used for over 80 years - one at a time.
  • Each brush is "signed" with a personalized tag indication who crafted the brush.  It's a mark of pride in a job well done.
  • The same process of listening, designing, engineering, and quality controlled manufacturing also characterizes every single Purdy roller product.
  • Today. Purdy is still energetically planning, growing and reaching - Purdy continues to listen to and foster excellent relationships with its customers, sales representatives, suppliers and employees - one of the finest working teams in the nation.  Throughout, there is a mutual commitment to those they serve.
  • The average length of service at our Purdy facility in Portland is almost 12 years.


  • Competitive Salary
  • Stock Purchase Plan
  • Health & Dental
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability
  • Vacations & Holidays
  • Employee Discounts
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Safety & Production Incentives
  • Pension Plan


If you are at least 18 years of age and interested in employment, have the legal right to work in this country, have a high school diploma or GED, are willing to work overtime with or without reasonable accommodation, and have access to reliable transportation, we invite you to apply.

The successful candidate must also pass a background check, physical and drug screen.

About Sherwin-Williams

Founded in 1866 Sherwin-Williams is one of the world's leading companies engaged in the manufacture, distribution and sale of coatings and related products to professional, industrial, commercial and retail customers.

  • Fortune 500 Company
  • 8 Billion in Sales
  • Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For
  • Over 30,000 Employees
  • Headquartered in Cleveland, OH
  • Locations Throughout the World

Careers at Sherwin-Williams

Some employees work at one of the 3,000 Sherwin-Williams paint stores, many at one of our many manufacturing and distribution sites, while others work in a division office or our Corporate Headquarters in Cleveland.

S-W employees truly Cover the Earth.


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