In 1963 Colt industries, Inc. was founded by Charles W. Hrebec Jr. as a kitchen and bath supplier to the new construction industry, distributing cabinets and appliances into that growth market.
In 1970, DuPont began marketing the three colors of DuPont™ Corian® and Colt Industries, Inc. became the distributor in St Louis, Missouri. Within a few years, the necessity to focus on DuPont™ Corian® became evident and the cabinet/appliance division was sold.
Shortly after, additional territory was added covering the entire state of Missouri and Kansas. With continued sales success, the territory of Southern Illinois, Western Tennessee, North and Western Kentucky, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi were added. In July 2009, Texas and Oklahoma were added to fulfill an immediate, but temporary need for distribution in those markets. In September 2009, Alabama and the panhandle of Florida were added as permanent territory additions.
Today, from our state of the art 100,000 square foot facility in St Louis, Missouri, Colt Industries, Inc. services over 1,000,000 square miles of sales territory and growing.
As a 50-year old company, rooted deep in tradition and history, under the leadership of second generation owner Paul Hrebec, Colt Industries, Inc. has established itself as a leader in the industry on the innovative cusp of progress. We look forward to the next 50 years of service to our customers!