About Oatey

Since 1916, Oatey has provided reliable, high-quality products for the residential and commercial plumbing industries. Today, Oatey operates a comprehensive manufacturing and distribution network to supply more than 6,000 products for professional builders, contractors, engineers and do-it-yourself consumers around the world. We have continued to meet customer needs for more than a century by offering innovative plumbing solutions that deliver results the first time

Oatey's Market-Leading Products Include

All Oatey products and brands are backed with the highest-quality technical and customer support programs in the industry.

Based in Cleveland, Ohio, Oatey has offices in the United States, Canada and Mexico, as well as a manufacturing facility in China.

Our Brands

Cherne Hercules Oatey Dearborn Harvey Quickdrain Masters
  • Solvent cements for joining plastic pipe and fittings
  • Supply and Outlet boxes
  • Pipe Threat Sealants
  • Vent stack roof flashings
  • Solder and flux for joining copper pipe
  • Sure-Vent air admittance valves
  • Residential and light commercial drains
  • HVAC Chemicals and Test Plugs


Sustainability means more than caring for the environment. It means creating products, processes, services, facilities and communities that improve our quality of life while maintaining the capacity of the environment to provide for future generations.

Throughout our history, Oatey has embraced social and environmental responsibility as part of doing business. In 2000, we began exploring how to expand our impact in these areas through formal sustainability principles.

Today, Oatey's sustainability principles show up in products like our lead-free solder and in buildings like our new Distribution Center and Customer Support Center in Cleveland. Both facilities are LEED-certified and designed to reduce natural resource consumption and operational costs, enhance the comfort and health of our associates, and minimize strain on local infrastructure.

We believe that embracing our sustainability principles not only helps protect our environment and enhance our communities, but it makes Oatey a stronger company.

Oatey is grounded by our Purpose, guided by our Values and inspired by our Vision. By following these principles, we will accomplish the following objectives:

- Delivering defect-free, competitive products and services to our customers on time.

- Committing to meet and exceed all external, internal, customer and interested party requirements.

- Striving for continual improvement through our quality management system.

- Reviewing and maintaining quality objectives.

- Being proactive in safety and environmental practices.

Our Story

Oatey offers over 6,000 residential and commercial plumbing products through its branded lines. After a century of incredible progress, Oatey has changed with the times, meeting the needs of its customers and manufacturing products designed to deliver quality, build trust and improve lives. Because of this evolution, Oatey is recognized today as a leading manufacturer of high quality plumbing products.


Oatey Co. founded by L.R. Oatey


Oatey drills aircraft bolts to help US efforts during World War II


Oatey establishes manufacturing plant and corporate headquarters on Berea Road in Cleveland, Ohio


Oatey establishes automotive division


Hardware DIY division started


Oatey opens corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility at West 160th Street in Cleveland, Ohio


First $1,000,000 year with 45 employees


Oatey begins manufacturing solvent cements


Oatey acquires American Roof Flashing Company (ARFCO)


Oatey acquires United Elchem Industries


Oatey acquires Cherne Industries


Oatey Canada established


Oatey acquires Casper Drains


Oatey receives ISO9001 certification and ships first order to Mexico


OateySCS launches in North America


Oatey SCS opens LEED certified Cleveland Distribution Center


Oatey acquires William H. Harvey Co.


Oatey opens first Asia facility in Changshu China and begins LEAN implementation program


Oatey acquires Hercules Chemical Co.


Oatey celebrates 100 years of evolution and excellence


Oatey acquires QuickDrain USA


Oatey opens an international distribution facility in Mexico


Oatey acquires G.F. Thompson Company Limited, including its brand name Masters