True, we perfected plumbing, but we're more than now.

4 family of businesses

Kitchen & Bath : Distinctive style, array of choices, uncompromising performance. Engines & generators : Tough. Clean. Easy. Gas and diesel engines for the professional and homeowner. Decorative Products : Ann Sacks, Kallista and Robern Golf & Resort Destinations : spa, lodging and cuisine. Luxury without pretense

Founded in 1873

Headquartered in Kohler, Wisconsin Over 33,000 talented associates making their mark on 6 continents48 manufacturing locations worldwideThe sharpest minds maintaining the leading brands in Kitchen and Bath, Power Systems, Interiors and HospitalityA stable, privately held company driven by forward thinkers who define the leading edge

Foundry ...

Our company’s founder, John Michael Kohler, was an Austrian immigrant, a businessman and a visionary. In 1873 he purchased a foundry in rural Wisconsin that produced a variety of cast-iron and steel products.

... to plumbing

Ten years later, Kohler took a product in his line, heated it to 1700°F and sprinkled it with enamel powder. Placing a picture of it in the center of his one-page catalog, he called it “a horse trough/hog scalder . . . when furnished with four legs will serve as a bathtub.” Kohler was in the plumbing business.

Think further

From those humble beginnings, our company has grown into a multifaceted global family of brands that lead the way to enhance our customers’ sense of gracious living.

Charm good taste generosity

The corporation and each associate have the mission of contributing to a higher level of gracious living for those who are touched by our products and services. Gracious living is marked by qualities of charm, good taste and generosity of spirit. It is further characterized by self-fulfillment and the enhancement of nature.

The strength of a team

We reflect this mission in our work, in our team approach to meeting objectives and in each of the products and services we provide our customers..

Executive management team

The Kohler Co. Executive Management Team comprises industry leaders with deep experience in Kohler’s business segments. The team, which includes the most proven professionals from across our global operations, is charged with inspiring and empowering our 30,000+ talented associates to achieve our mission of enhancing the level of gracious living for everyone touched by our products and services.