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6 Kitchen & Bath Brands Born In California

Think local: discover these kitchen, bath and hardware brands you should know.

6 Kitchen & Bath Brands Born In California

We think local because we are local. If you’re a California native, you probably get it, and likely agree that supporting our SoCal local businesses and economy is important. 

As an independent, local, and family-owned company, we make it our mission to shine light on fellow Californian brands that, like us, are proud to be born in the Golden State. From sun-soaked beaches and high deserts to metropolitan landscapes, California is and remains one the world’s best places to create, innovate and grow companies.

Although we offer over 300 brilliant brands, many from Italy, France, Germany, and other delightfully faraway places, let’s take a moment to celebrate the kitchen, bath and hardware brands born right here in our backyard.

CALIFORNIA FAUCETS

Established in 1988 in Huntington Beach, visionary founder Fred Silverstein laid the foundation for California Faucets with a simple yet novel approach several decades ago: provide top-notch, customizable products, manufacture locally, ensure swift deliveries, and offer unparalleled customer service—an ethos unheard of in the industry at that time.

California Faucets staff

What first began as a mom-and-pop business grew into a family-run affair. Fred's son, Jeff, joined in 1997, infusing the business with his keen design sense. Cousin Noah Taft was recruited in 2002, bringing his Hollywood writer/producer experience to bolster the brand. Jeff's sisters, Tina and Sue, also contributed their talents to the marketing and sales efforts.

Still family and independently owned, California Faucets remains poised for growth while still holding Fred's core values dear.

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DACOR

Dacor remains the cool kid in the kitchen game, bringing the heat with a mix of innovation and culinary finesse. Started in 1965 by Stanley M. Joseph in Pasadena, Dacor epitomizes CA’s laid-back vibe but is all business when it comes to high-end kitchen appliances. Dacor's journey has been a story of pushing boundaries—in 1948, Stan Joseph developed the first fully self-contained ventilating hood for residential use, then in 1952, he refined it, making it the first to fit under cabinets. He and the Dacor team have continued to wow with cutting-edge tech, introducing the first-ever indoor electric barbecue to the public in 1956.

Dacor luxury kitchen appliances

Dacor had been continuously owned and operated by three generations of the Joseph family until it was sold to Samsung in August 2016. The company's headquarters and 325,000 sq ft manufacturing facility were based in City of Industry, California until 2021, however the company still operates a factory showroom in central Los Angeles.

From sleek design to top-notch performance, Dacor is the kitchen wizard you want in your culinary crew.

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DCS

The sound of sizzling, the aroma of smoke, and the gathering of friends and family—this is DCS (also known as Dynamic Cooking Systems Inc). With a heritage founded in California’s Huntington Beach by Roberto Bernal, Surjit Kalsi and Randy Rummel, DCS was born in 1989 from a dream to create a premium experience for all outdoor entertainers. DCS pioneered the famous premium outdoor grill, combining American innovation with the pioneering spirit of Fisher & Paykel, their parent company. Not bad for three innovators that started out of a Surf City garage.

DCS grill with man grilling meat

Working from their 300,000+ sq ft headquarters and factory in South California, Fisher & Paykel and DCS continue to redefine the standard for high-end, commercial quality cooking equipment in kitchens, patios, decks and other outdoor areas around the world.

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EMTEK

Emtek, a distinctive name in decorative door and cabinet hardware, has left an indelible mark on the design industry with their unwavering commitment to quality and cutting-edge aesthetics. Established in 1981, Emtek has been at the forefront of providing homeowners and design trade professionals with premium hardware solutions. Headquartered in City of Industry, California, Emtek enjoys a close connection to the vibrant city of angels, employing hundreds of Los Angeles residents. Emtek's journey intertwines with the dynamic culture of L.A., a city known for its creativity and innovation. This synergy is reflected in Emtek's diverse and stylish range of door hardware, which seamlessly combines form and function.

Emtek Los Angeles staff

Unlike other door hardware companies that offer off-the-shelf solutions, Emtek is different—their product components are sourced from all over the world and then assembled to order at their production facility just 20 minutes from downtown Los Angeles. 

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NEWPORT BRASS

Newport Brass, a standout player in the world of luxury bathroom and kitchen fixtures, brings sophistication to the heart of your home. Originating from Newport Beach, California, Newport Brass has been a trailblazer in the design industry. Founded in 1987 (under the name Brasstech) Ross and Geoffrey Escalette, a father and son team, recognized a need in the plumbing industry for reasonably priced products made of quality materials and crafted with the same care given to more expensive offerings.

Newport Brass Faucets and Fittings

With a commitment to timeless craftsmanship and an infusion of contemporary flair, Newport Brass has become synonymous with luxury spaces. Their faucets and fittings are not just utilitarian, they're a statement, transforming bathrooms into serene retreats and kitchens into culinary hubs. Newport Brass encapsulates the essence of California coolness, seamlessly blending style with functionality for those who appreciate the finer details in home design.

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WATERSTONE

Waterstone is a distinguished brand in the realm of luxury kitchen and bathroom faucets and accessories. Known for its commitment to quality craftsmanship and innovative design. Waterstone was established in 1999 in Murrieta, CA by Marine Corp veteran Chris Kuran.

Waterstone Luxury Kitchen & Bath Factory with founder Chris Kuran

Deeply embedded in American manufacturing traditions, Waterstone produces a wide array of faucets that seamlessly marry functionality and aesthetics. Based out of Murietta near stunning Temecula Valley Wine Country, Waterstone takes pride in its hands-on approach to manufacturing, with skilled artisans meticulously crafting each piece to exacting standards. Known for their extensive range of designs, including traditional, transitional, and contemporary styles, Waterstone faucets have become synonymous with elegance and unparalleled performance. With a focus on premium materials and cutting-edge technology, Waterstone continues to redefine the kitchen and bath experience, offering products that perfectly pair form and function to delight homeowners, culinary enthusiasts, and interior designers. 

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