What John Michael Kohler saw in 1883 when he looked at a cast iron horse trough was the bathtub that launched a global plumbing company. That pioneering spirit of ingenuity – the kind that sees a bathing revolution in a horse trough – has defined Kohler Co. from its earliest days. A visionary, John Michael Kohler understood the two essentials of exceptional design: An uncompromising commitment to craft and a willingness to be bold. After four generations, we remain a family-owned company. We’re still leading the industry in innovation and design. And we’re bolder than ever.
Gracious living is characterized by qualities of charm, good taste and generosity of spirit, as well as self-fulfillment and the enhancement of nature. Our mission is to improve your sense of gracious living in every experience you have with a KOHLER® product or service.
To make this happen, we try in each of our businesses to live on the leading edge in the design and technology of product and process. And we maintain a single level of quality regardless of price point across our many product and service categories.
We set a standard of excellence, yet drive for continuous improvement as we respond to the dynamic of the local marketplace across the world.