Our History

TAVCO Chemicals was incorporated in 1979. The founder of TAVCO, Ted Venia, used his 25 years of experience in the Paint and Architectural Coatings Industry to start a company with the goal of providing personal service to West Coast Manufacturers. He has imparted much of his knowledge to his current sales and office staff to maintain a high level of service. Due to his years in the business, Ted was selected by Burgess Pigment Company to become their West Coast representative to the Paint and Architectural Coating Manufacturers. We are proud of the fact that this supplier has been the cornerstone of our business for over 20 years. We are Burgess Pigment's largest sales agent in the United States.

During the last 25 years, TAVCO has developed a unique reputation as a company that cares about its principals and customers, which has helped TAVCO grow every year of its existence. It has also enabled TAVCO to diversify into the colored pigment market, and the food additives industry.

TAVCO Chemicals moved into the new century, making use of available technology, without sacrificing personal service. Tavco personnel chooses to answer every phone call personally. TAVCO is a service oriented organization that does not want to sacrifice our relationship with principals or customers for the sake of expediency.

Tavco Chemicals Territory includes all of California, Arizona and Nevada. Our customers include Kelly Moore, Vista Paint, Behr Process Corp., Dunn Edwards, ICI, and Frazee, to name a few.