Company History

Over a century of expertise

old image of QEP headquarters


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.​


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​


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


QEP goes public under the symbol: QEPC​

QEP goes public

roberts consolidated


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.


Expands by acquiring companies in Australia and New Zealand.

map of Australia and New Zealand

map of europe


Expands again by acquiring companies in England and France.


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

dalton ga

map of China


Opens an office in China.​


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


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.


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

new QEP logo

Homelux Plasplugs logos


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.


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


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


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


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.​


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 XPS Foam Limited


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


QEP consolidates shipping and opens new 212,000 sq. ft. warehouse and shipping facility in Dalton, Georgia.​

Coronet Exterior

Coronet Exterior

PMM Products new manufacturing facility


PMM Products breaks ground on new manufacturing facility in Gladewater, Texas. Strategic location increases manufacturing capabilities and improves national distribution footprint of the PMM division’s pool plaster, roof tile mortar and stucco products.


Capitol Carpet Tool & Accessories program launches across the U.S. In addition to the already established Adhesive portfolio, the expanded product line now includes kickers, knee pads, tack strip, tapes, heat bond irons and carpet installation hand tools.​

Capitol Flooring program launches

Capitol Flooring products