HIS Paint Manufacturing
The roots of this successful organization began with the founder and current CEO of the company Mr. Joe Cox. Joe started H-I-S Paint Manufacturing Company in April of 1972. For more than 39 years, H-I-S Paint Company has been manufacturing paints and coatings in their Oklahoma City factories. Today H-I-S Paint ships paint not only regionally, but nationwide, and overseas.
Joe began his career in the paint & coatings industry in 1960 with Capitol Paint Mfg. in OKC. From 1964-1972 Joe worked for two other paint & coatings manufacturers. He eventually was promoted to Production V.P. for Gemini Lacquers in El Reno Oklahoma before leaving the company in the early part of 1972. In the midst of this, Joe was facing many personal struggles including alcohol. It was during this time that a close friend shared with Joe the life-changing message of Jesus Christ. Joe prayed and trusted Jesus Christ for Salvation and Forgiveness of Sins. With God’s help, Joe’s life began to change as he trusted and depended on God each day for guidance.
While still unemployed, Joe was encouraged by his very good friend, Mr. Harry Currie, to start manufacturing and selling his own line of paint. With Mr. Currie’s financial help and counsel, Joe and his wife Dorothy started H-I-S Paint. From the very beginning, Joe dedicated H-I-S Paint to the Lord and named if for Him. Thus, the name H-I-S Paint – meaning “HIS” paint company as in the “Lord’s” paint company.
The business began primarily servicing the multi-family housing and property management industry as well as professional paint contractors. In the mid 1980’s, a recession in the local economy led to exploration into developing new markets. As a result, a niche for custom industrial and specialty coatings was identified; this began the H-I-S Industrial Coatings Division.
During the early 1990’s, H-I-S Paint saw continued growth in both the architectural and industrial divisions. This led to the acquisition of our current facilities at 1801 W. Reno where our latex manufacturing facility and our corporate offices are located. Our facility at 1700 W. Sheridan is the location of our alkyd manufacturing plant. It was remodeled and expanded during the late 1990’s and early 2000’s to include new warehouse and shipping facilities as well as offices and technical services laboratories. We currently operate out of two modern manufacturing facilities to better serve our diverse customer base.
Today, H-I-S Paint is a full-line manufacturer of both high quality paints and coatings for all aspects of the Architectural and Industrial markets. Our products are distributed regionally and nationwide. We currently export products internationally as well.
From its very beginning, H-I-S Paint has always remained a family owned and operated company. Joe’s younger brother, Johnny Cox, began working at H-I-S Paint in 1975 as a sales rep. All three of Joe’s sons have made their careers at H-I-S Paint. J. Kent Cox the current CFO and V.P. of Operations has been with H-I-S Paint since 1975. Kirk Cox, V.P. Architectural Coatings Division began with the company in 1986. Tony Cox, Vice President of the Industrial Coatings Division joined the company in 1987.
At H-I-S Paint our mission is to provide quality products with outstanding customer service to meet the needs of the coatings industry. It has been through God’s blessing and the dedicated employees of H-I-S Paint that have made our company successful. We thank our many customers who have made over 39 years of successful business possible.