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Dunn-Edwards Overview

Vernon, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Chemical Manufacturing
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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    Great company with a long history, great employees, and great growth opportunities.


    Benefits are okay, but could be more competitive. Could use additional resources in certain areas.

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Dunn-Edwards Interviews



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    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Dunn-Edwards.


    The hiring process consisted of a phone screening, in person interview with panel of current store managers, and then a final interview with the district manager. Questions were typical...What is your management style / philosophy? Tell us about your past experiences with being a manager. What did you like / dislike? How would you bring in business / make the store more profitable?

    They did a background check and drug test. Whole process took about a month and a half.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about a difficult customer service experience? What did you do to try and resolve it? What was the outcome?   Answer Question


    Was no negotiation. Either take it or leave it.

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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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