Chapin History

A long tradition of quality begins

In 1884, American homes were still illuminated with kerosene lamps and lanterns. In Oakfield, New York, young Ralph E. Chapin sold kerosene at the hardware store he ran with his brother-in-law, Frank Harris. But something bothered Ralph Chapin. Many of the cans his customers brought in to be filled with kerosene were so poorly made that they often leaked. So Mr. Chapin began making his own cans and selling them to his customers.

The demand for this product was so great that Mr. Chapin soon sold his hardware store and set up a manufacturing business in nearby Batavia. The company quickly expanded and began making 55-gallon storage tanks and pumps. In 1903, Chapin began making compressed air sprayers and hand sprayers.

Today, Chapin sprayers are still made from the best materials and exceed the most exacting industry standards. And Chapin products continue to perform safely and dependably, providing years of reliable service. Just as they have since 1884.

A plant designed for efficiency and quality

The one thing visitors notice first about Chapin headquarters? It's big. At over 700,000 square feet, our building comprises 16 acres of production efficiency.

Here, in this spacious, modern plant, Chapin sprayers are designed, fabricated, formed, assembled, coated, tested, packaged, stored and shipped to customers around the world. One of the world's largest sprayer manufacturing plants, our facilities were created to meet both current and future demands.

Each day, the Chapin team manufactures thousands of high quality sprayers for use in a wide range of applications. The depth and scope of our state-of-the-art manufacturing technology enables Chapin to respond quickly to customer needs.

Hands-on quality in every product

To be a successful company in any industry for over a hundred years takes more than the production of a high quality product. It takes generations of skilled craftsmen and dedicated employees working together with a great sense of pride in what they produce.

In order to measure up to demanding industrial and professional standards, every sprayer Chapin manufactures must pass strict quality control standards before it leaves the plant. The inherent quality of Chapin products comes from both the pride we put into them and their advanced design and construction.

Chapin is the only maker of metal compressed air sprayers to offer a 12-step computer controlled Tri-Poxy® coating process that inhibits corrosion and rust on all interior seams, welds, crevices, bottoms and walls. Famous for their strength and durability, all Chapin hoses are nylon webbed and tested to withstand high compressed air spraying pressure.

Chapin quality is also evident in the top priority we assign our customer service. Our friendly, helpful customer service staff is always pleased to give you prompt assistance and quickly provide the information, product, replacement parts, accessories, or service you need.

A family of sprayers for every need

Over the years, uses and applications for Chapin sprayers have increased as more people discover the ease and convenience of performing a wide range of tasks with a pressurized sprayer. To meet this demand, Chapin has created sprayers that specialize in specific uses as well as sprayers designed for multiple jobs.

Today, the Chapin family of sprayers includes metal Tri-Poxy® and stainless steel sprayers, polyethylene sprayers, backpack sprayers, hand sprayers and dusters, deck and wallpaper sprayers, pest control sprayers, industrial sprayers, construction sprayers, cleaning and degreasing sprayers, light duty sprayers, professional sprayers, slide pump and cart sprayers, and drum pump sprayers.

No matter which Chapin sprayer you choose, you can be assured you're getting value, versatility, quality, convenience, strength, durability and responsive customer service support that's second to none. Chapin sprayers can be found in many applications throughout the world, both with the familiar Chapin logo as well as under private label.

As we head into the third century in which we've been in business, we're proud of our technological accomplishments and continuing customer satisfaction. We pledge to continue our commitment to the impeccable standards of product quality for which the Chapin name has long been known and recognized worldwide.