The Corona Story

The story of Corona Brushes, Inc. spans thousands of miles and eight decades, but our commitment to traditional principles — quality, ingenuity, and hard work — still prevails in the modern world.

In a small village amidst the turmoil of post-World War I Russia, Jude Waksman learned the trade of processing hog bristles for paintbrush manufacturing. The desire to create a better life for his family led him to Havana, Cuba, where the family enterprise was born, and later to Tampa, Florida.

As Jude and his sons, David and Gregory, adapted their paintbrushes to a new market, they slowly earned the loyalty of independent dealers. Painters learned that the Corona name meant quality painting tools.

Three generations have now passed since Jude Waksman began his family business. And while history has changed the world, the principles and traditions on which Jude built his company continue to guide the daily operations of Corona Brushes.

Quality. At Corona, we carefully craft our brushes and rollers to meet not just our high standards, but also yours. For us, quality means taking pride in what we create. It's an old-fashioned concept, but one that has guaranteed our customers the finest tools for over 50 years.

Ingenuity. Providing customers with unsurpassed quality decade after decade requires the ability to embrace change with ingenuity resourcefulness, and vision. We have built our reputation for unique painting products by applying new approaches and the most current techniques to meet customers' changing needs.

Hard Work.What started as a small family business has grown and prospered over the years due in great part to Corona's heritage of hard work. For our customers, this tradition translates into superior products and outstanding quality that have also become part of the Corona legacy.

Quality. Ingenuity. Hard Work.

At Corona Brushes, what matters most endures.

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