More than a year after a fire destroyed the storefront it has operated out of since the 19th century, local paint retailer Budeke’s Paints is being acquired by McCormick Paints, a company with 13 locations throughout Maryland and even more in the surrounding region.
The Budeke’s Paints location in Timonium will continue to operate under the Budeke name.
Bryan Koerber, owner of Budeke’s Paints and the great-great-grandson of founder George H. Budeke, said in a press statement that the two retailers–both family-owned and operated independent paint retailers–are a good match for one another.
“McCormick Paints is the perfect home for us as we share many values and a deep commitment to quality and excellent service for our customers,” Koerber said. “We are bringing together two of the most talented and experienced independent paint retailers in the Mid-Atlantic.”
McCormick Paints has 28 company-owned stores throughout the Mid-Atlantic region as well as four dealer locations, including one in Baltimore’s Federal Hill neighborhood.
The addition of the Budeke’s Paints store will help McCormick Paints continue to expand its brand presence into the Baltimore region, said Casey McCormick, president and CEO of McCormick Paints.
“The company will have a larger footprint, strengthening our ability to serve our customers wherever they are in the Baltimore area,” McCormick said.
Koerber’s great-great-grandfather first opened the doors to the paint store’s original Fells Point location at 418 S. Broadway in 1868.
Budeke’s Paints later added a location at 9494 Deereco Road in Timonium.
When a four-alarm fire destroyed the Fells Point location in September 2018, just after the store’ 150th anniversary, Budeke’s Paints consolidated operations to the Timonium store.
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