Pfister History

A Leader in Plumbing For Over 100 Years

We have a history of offering a wide variety of innovative, first to market plumbing fixtures. Pfister is ready to launch into another centennial offering quality plumbing fixtures, superior designs, and breakthrough innovations.

History of Pfister Faucets


  • Pfister founders Emil Price and William Pfister

    1910 - Beginnings

    Founders Emil Price and William Pfister found Price Pfister. They opened a new factory shortly after in Pacoima, CA.

  • Make-a-Shower

    1930 - Shower Innovations

    Price Pfister introduces "Make-a-shower" which gives consumers the option of easily converting a bath to a shower.

  • 1940 - Supporting our WWII Efforts at Home

    During WWII, Price Pfister produced military items such as aircraft fittings and hand grenades shell and hired women who had entered the work force.

  • 1950 - Becoming a household name

    Price Pfister unveils its Crown Jewels Line, renowned for being easier to install, more functional and durable than other faucets.

  • 1960 - Introducing the Single Control Shower Handle

    We created the Flow-Matic shower handle featuring the innovative single control lever, allowing homeowners to adjust both water temperature and volume with a single handle.

  • 1970 - Design Innovation

    Price Pfister introduced stylish translucent colored handles and special finishes such as bronze, which were popular in the 1970s bathroom.

  • Pfister TV advertising campaign

    1985 - The Pfabulous Pfaucet with the Pfunny Name

    We launched the “Pfabulous Pfaucet with the Pfunny Name” TV advertising campaign. The memorable tagline became a featured question on the 2008 Jeopardy game show and is still remembered today.

  • The Pforever Seal

    1994 - Introducing The Pforever Seal

    Price Pfister was the first manufacturer to use ceramic cartridge technology on all of our product lines. The innovation led to the industry’s first lifetime guarantee against leaks and drips, trademarked as the Pforever Seal.

  • The Pforever Seal

    1997 - The Industry's 1st Lifetime Warranty

    Price Pfister was the first major manufacturer to offer a lifetime warranty which guarantees finish and function for life.

  • 2000 - Two Legends Coming Together

    Price Pfister and Kwikset merged into the newly created Black & Decker Hardware and Home Improvement group. A modern campus in Lake Forest, California opened its doors and two legends came together, united under one vision: Leadership in quality, innovation and style.

  • 2007 - Partnering for a better future

    We were one of the first companies to partner with the Environmental Protection Agency to create water efficient faucets that help conserve water and protect the environment.

    WaterSense certified products are engineered to reduce water consumption by 30% and meet the highest efficiency standards.

  • 2008 - Custom Designs Delivered in Just 8 Weeks

    Price Pfister introduced PFISTER Custom Faucet Solutions to the hospitality market. Our world class industrial design combined with a flexible manufacturing model delivers custom designs in just 8 weeks.

  • 2010 - Price Pfister Becomes Pfister

    We updated our brand and changed our name to Pfister. Building on our 100 year heritage and tradition of innovation, the new branding focuses on the Pfister experience and strategically positions us for growth.

  • 2012 - Universal Tub & Shower

    Pfister’s innovative Universal Tub & Shower Kit gives homeowners an easy way to install a new tub & shower faucet without having to tear down the shower wall. The upgrade kit is compatible with 8 commonly installed valves from Pfister, Delta and Moen.

  • 2012 - Pfister Joins Spectrum Brands

    Pfister proudly joined Spectrum Brands, forming the new Spectrum Brands Hardware and Home Improvement group.