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Dunn-Edwards Overview

Vernon, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
If you want to paint the town red, it's a "Dunn" deal. From two manufacturing facilities in California and Arizona, Dunn-Edwards makes numerous paints and coatings, as well as paint-related products ranging from ladders ... Read more

Dunn-Edwards – Why Work For Us?

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.

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.

 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 independent 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.

Dunn-Edwards Projects

From Staples Center Arena and the Wynn and Encore resorts, to Arizona State University and the San Francisco Federal Courthouse — landmark after landmark across the Southwest is painted with one brand: Dunn-Edwards. Why? Simply, it’s the highest-quality paint available.

LEED Certified Projects

Dunn-Edwards paints have been chosen for a significant number of LEED or NAHB-certified green buildings. The LEED green building certification program is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of green buildings. The NAHB’s National Green Building Standard is a residential green building rating system that received American National Standards Institute approval.

 Dunn-Edwards seeks experienced, talented and  motivated individuals to fill a variety of positions.  We are one of the largest employee-owned paint  manufacturers in the Southwestern United States  and we offer excellent career opportunities and  competitive wages and benefits.


  • Excellent working conditions
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Paid vacation
  • Flexible working schedules
  • ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan)
  • Tuition assistance
  • Paid holidays
  • 401 (k) plan
  • Wellness Program, Awards & Recognition, Adoption Benefit and Employee Referral.
  • Daytime shifts
  • Medical/dental/vision benefits
  • Group life insurance
  • Sick leave
  • Bereavement pay

Benefits vary depending upon full or part-time status.

Store/Outside Sales Application

The first step in becoming a valued member of our sales team is to download and fill out this PDF.

General Employment Application

Use this downloadable PDF to apply for all other positions with the Dunn-Edwards Corporation.

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

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    Great coworkers and management staff


    Hard to get promoted. Too much politics.

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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Dunn-Edwards in August 2015.


    Found the job through a friend. Sent an email to manager and got a call back within a few hours. She scheduled an in person interview the next day and I was hired immediately.

    Interview Questions

    • Role playing scenario regarding clients and paint needs. How do I handle management. Strengths/weaknesses.   Answer Question


    They asked what I would like to be payed and I said I'm open to negotiation. They offered a fair amount and I didn't object.

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Dunn-Edwards Awards & Accolades

  • Employee Ownership 100, National Center for Employee Ownership, 2009

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