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Dunn-Edwards Overview

Vernon, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Unknown / Non-Applicable

Working at Dunn-Edwards

Since 1925, Dunn-Edwards Corporation has been the leading manufacturer and supplier of architectural and industrial coatings in the Southwest, providing a complete line of paints and painting supplies to professionals and quality-conscious consumers.

Mission: At Dunn-Edwards, our mission is to be the Professionals’ first choice for their coatings needs – delivering superior products; fast, reliable service; and expert advice from knowledgeable, proud employees.

Dunn-Edwards – Why Work For Us?

Dunn-Edwards is guided by our vision – to be the Professionals’ first choice for their coatings needs – delivering superior products; fast, reliable service; and expert advice from knowledgeable, proud employees.

Joining Dunn-Edwards Paints is joining a rich tradition of family, pride and excellence. Our people have defined our company for over 90 years. The relationships we build with each other and with our customers will continue to drive us forward for the next 90 years. Learn what it means to work at Dunn-Edwards, and why we chose to build our lives here.

Dunn-Edwards is one of the largest paint manufacturers in the Southwestern United States and we are seeking experienced, talented and motivated individuals to join our team!


Available opportunities from entry level positions at our various store locations to our Corporate office and everything in between.

Training and Development

When you join the Dunn-Edwards team, your talent and passion will allow you to learn and take your career in a new direction.


Benefits are an important part of employee compensation and we strive to ensure our team has a comprehensive benefits program.


Dunn-Edwards started as a family-owned company and those values hold true to this day. Our customers and employees are treated like family.

Military & Veterans

Dunn-Edwards seeks former military members with an interest in a long and challenging career. As you transition into civilian workforce, learn what we have to offer.

Dunn-Edwards Corporation is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and to provide a safe, drug-free working environment.

Firmly rooted in the United States since 1925, Dunn-Edwards Paints ® began a small, family-owned business that — through hard work and commitment to quality — has grown to become one of the country's largest manufacturers and distributors of paints and painting supplies.

We dedicate ourselves to providing professionals and consumers throughout the Southwest with a complete line of the highest-quality, best-value paints, painting supplies and equipment — as well as superior service. And we do it with pride.

What began as a wallpaper store more than 90 years ago has grown to become one of the largest paint manufacturers in the Southwestern United States.

Frank “Buddy” Dunn founded the company in 1925, not as a paint maker but as a wallpaper store in Los Angeles. The business expanded as he added a line of paints, and later (with two employees) he began manufacturing his own paints in the backroom of the company’s second store.

In 1938, he partnered with his friend Arthur C. Edwards, a former painting contractor and pigment salesman, to form the Dunn-Edwards Corporation. Sales immediately improved, and a business philosophy was born: “Make the finest line of paint and give the best service at fair prices.” It’s a philosophy that endures through this day. 

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    Dunn Edwards has helped provide me the opportunity to make a difference with what I do each day. I have personally felt the impact of the values and beliefs that have been shared with me by the people that have helped make this company what it is. It's very rare in these days to find long tenured employees who still enjoy what they do. It is within those people that inspire me to come to work everyday. Dunn Edwards gives me the support I need to be the best I can be and and love what I do. I have never worked with such a team, from top to bottom, that has shown a genuine interest in me like Dunn Edwards has. From Day One, I have felt welcomed and supported from those around me.

    I started out with the company 4 years ago. That was just the beginning. That was the first step in finding my purpose. Dunn Edwards has a way of finding the top talent from the workforce and has allowed the people it's hired, to contribute to it's success. There have been multiple managers that have been there to help me daily. My peers continue to push me to be better daily and to help our company grow as a whole. I have the privilege to pay it forward each day to my team. That just makes me want to come to work and make the world a more colorful place.


    I wish I didn't wait so long to join this team.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing our people. The fact that you are deeply engaged in investing in your people is one of the best benefits that I have. My Management Team cares about me and wants to support me as I continue to grow my career. Thank you for all that you do. You guys are awesome!

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Dunn-Edwards Interviews



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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
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    I applied online. I interviewed at Dunn-Edwards (San Diego, CA).


    Interviewed twice with two people, they said they'd be in touch and I never heard back from them. I called, emailed, and left messages and still nothing. I stopped trying to reach anyone and consider this rather rude. I will never buy paint from them again.

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Dunn-Edwards Awards & Accolades

  • 2017 ADEX Award, Design Journal / ADEX, 2017
  • Employee Ownership 100, National Center for Employee Ownership, 2009

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