About MAB

Our History
M.A.B. Paints, now in its 104th year, enjoys a legacy built by the hard work and determination of four generations of the Bruder family. Founded in 1899 when Michael A. Bruder opened the first M.A.B. Paints store in South Philadelphia, M.A.B. quickly established a reputation for quality products and superior customer service. Michael pioneered pre-mixed paints in his trading area, an innovation that garnered M.A.B. a loyal following of professional users. In the early part of the century, Michael expanded M.A.B.ís reach, opening new stores throughout the Philadelphia area.

Following the death of Michael A. Bruder in 1932, Michaelís son Thomas A. Bruder took control of the company and continued to oversee its growth. By 1939, there were 13 stores in the region. During Tomís reign, he made his fatherís dream a reality and left behind a vital and growing company.

Thomas A. Bruder, Jr. succeeded his father as President of M.A.B. in 1967. Under Tom Jr.ís direction, many new products were introduced and field sales service teams were established to provide information and guidance to builders, architects and contractors in the rapidly evolving paint industry.

In 1969, M.A.B. Paints purchased the Smith-Alsop Paint Company, adding new locations in six midwestern states, Alabama, and Florida. Throughout the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, M.A.B. continued to expand its geographic reach with new stores in new markets servicing legions of new professional and do-it-yourself customers.

Today, M.A.B. stands tall as one of the industry leaders, with a network of more than 230 company owned stores and independent dealers in 17 states. Entering the new millennium, M.A.B. remains true to its strategy- pursuing new growth opportunities and solidifying its position as one of the most successful independent paint manufacturers in the United States.


Our Products
M.A.B. Paints manufactures a broad line of premium quality architectural, commercial and industrial coatings for the professional and do-it-yourself markets. M.A.B. products have a well-established reputation for excellent quality and value, particularly among thousands of loyal professional users whom rely on M.A.B. paints and coatings to get the job done.

M.A.B. Paints stores also stock a wide variety of quality sundries, spray equipment and other related supplies that are sourced and inventoried to meet the demands of discriminating customers.

Whatever your paint or coating job calls for, you can be confident that you will find the right products and supplies at your local M.A.B. Paints store.


Our Service Commitment
"On Time As Promised, Or We Pay". You can find this service motto prominently displayed in all of our stores, on our business cards, and throughout all M.A.B. facilities. This simple statement, the guarantee that we will deliver on our promises to customers, puts into words one of the fundamentals of our companyís century of successÖa dedication to servicing the customer. From Specification writing and custom color matching to expedited job site delivery and technical support, M.A.B. personnel accept the responsibility for meeting the needs and expectations of our valued customers. Helping customers succeed is our key to success.


Our Future
M.A.B. Paints enters the 21st century with a passion to build on its founderís legacy and willingness to embrace the challenges of the ever-changing business landscape. While the M.A.B. Paints of 2001 reflects the progress of technology in coatings chemistry, manufacturing, and distribution, M.A.B. remains true to its core principles of quality, value and service to the customer.