Faucet Co. was founded in 1907 and prospered for many years as a leading
independent manufacturer of faucets and other brassware. In 1984 Kohler Co.
acquired Sterling for two reasons: it provided a foundation on which to build a
mid-priced, full-line plumbing brand, and it gave Kohler entrée to sales
through retail stores, a distribution channel that was beginning to grow
rapidly. Over the next several years, Kohler acquired other companies to
enhance the STERLING line and fill out the brand to meld with stainless steel
sinks, compressed fiberglass bathtubs and enclosures, and vitreous china
products. In doing this, Kohler successfully turned a modest-sized faucet
company into a significant full-line brand.
STERLING® is a brand of Kohler Co., the recognized leader in kitchen and bath
design. Kohler's diversity of products and powerful portfolio of businesses
offer industry-leading design, craftsmanship and innovation all knit together
by a single level of quality over a broad range of price points.