Company History

Over a century of expertise

old image of QEP headquarters

1979

Q.E.P. Co., Inc. is established and Lewis Gould, its founder, begins distributing a bathtub edging kit, opening the doors of opportunity for the tile tool market.​

1981

The company adds to its customer portfolio a new 6-store Home Improvement chain called The Home Depot.

home improvement chain Home Depot

Courtesy of Home Depot​

Lowes partnership begins

Courtesy of Lowes​

1995

Lowe’s is added as a customer and another long-term partnership begins.​

1996

QEP goes public under the symbol: QEPC​

QEP goes public

roberts consolidated

1997

Roberts Consolidated Industries is acquired, both the USA and Canada locations​.

An industry leader since 1938 in carpet tools and adhesives, Roberts strengthens QEP’s core installation product offering.

1999

Expands by acquiring companies in Australia and New Zealand.

map of Australia and New Zealand

map of europe

2004

Expands again by acquiring companies in England and France.

2005

QEP acquires an adhesive manufacturing and warehouse facility in Dalton, GA.

dalton ga

map of China

2005

Opens an office in China.​

2009

Unveiled a new identity for the QEP Co., Inc. in order to differentiate QEP the company from QEP the product brand.

qep logo

image of us flag in warehouse

2010

Purchases the assets of Arborcraft, LLC also known as Harris Wood, expanding into the flooring industry.​

An American legacy Harris Wood founded in 1898, is QEP’s first step into the flooring segment.

2012

Launches a new QEP Brand Logo that reflects its world class, worldwide standing in the industry.​

new QEP logo

Homelux Plasplugs logos

2013

Acquires Homelux®, a leading, global supplier of tile accessories for the DIY and professional markets.​

Acquires Plasplugs®, with a wide product range of fixings and tools that includes electrical products and power tools.

2014

Harris Wood SpringLoc Flooring is voted #1 for the second year in a row.​

Our wood flooring receives certification from Floor Score, a stringent indoor air quality emissions program.​

Harris Wood manufacturing facility is featured on Manufacturing Marvels, a television series that spotlights American manufacturers and their products.​

acquires Harris Wood

QEP 900XT Pro Tile Saw

2014

The QEP 900XT Pro Tile Saw Wins Surfaces 2014 Best New Product Award.​

2014

The purchase of Tomecanic and Benetiere in France further enhances QEP’s position as the world’s leading supplier of tiling and flooring installation equipment.​

acquires Tomecanic and Benetiere

Harris Wood Aspen Collection wins Surfaces 2015 Best New Product Award

2015

Our Castle Creek White Oak Flooring from the Harris Wood Aspen Collection wins Surfaces 2015 Best New Product Award.​

QEP’s Harris Wood operation gains 3rd party accreditation as a “Made in the USA” brand.​

2017

QEP Acquires XPS Foam Limited, a leading manufacturer of fully recyclable extruded polystyrene underlay solutions, suitable for all types of flooring including solid wood, engineered wood, laminate and LVT.​​

Acquires XPS Foam Limited

Acquires AC Products Co.

2017

Expands the product range again with the acquisition of AC Products Co., a prime manufacturer of AppleCreek ceramic bathroom fixtures and accessories.​

2020

Founds the Harris Flooring Group, consolidating QEP’s leading position in the flooring segment in North America.

Acquires XPS Foam Limited

COVID

2020

Keeping employees safe at all times, QEP stands up to COVID: Keeping production sites open, and sustaining supply for vendors and distribution channels.​