The Beginning & Focal Point
When Randall Rogers says, “paint runs in my veins”, he really means it as a third-generation paint maker.
Protek Paint & Varnish Company started in 1950 and manufactured the Alkyd Resins used to make Paint and the Paint for the Home and Light Industrial applications. As the 1960‘s progressed, a change began, as manufacturing focused exclusively on Paint.
As Protek expanded placing product into Independent Paint and Hardware stores, more time was Devoted to expanding the product line and increasing wholesale operations. Quality products together with expert service have been the cornerstones for growing our business with loyal customers from the wholesale marketplace to the retail consumer.
In the early years paint was coloured mainly by the painter on the job. Protek Paint had offered custom colour matching from the beginning and was a pioneer at that time. From inception Protek has always maintained a custom element.
Protek Paint & Varnish
Protek Paint & Varnish Company was started in by Randall’s paternal grandfather Ed Rogers. Ed had a headstrong manner as he set out making paint and resins, selling to other paint manufacturers, retailers, retail customers and contractors alike.
William Rogers, was the second generation of Rogers to work the business allowed for more focus. They expanded the business into an additional building, located across from the founding location on Sixteenth Street. It was during this time that Protek Paint focused on Paint and dropped manufacturing of the Resins.
Protek began to develop their latex paints, which complimented their solid market share of Alkyd Oil House paint, Barn paint, Aluminum paint and Aluminum paste that was sold across Canada.