The Sterling Faucet Co. was founded in 1907. The company built a name for itself manufacturing quality faucets and brassware. Sterling came into the Kohler fold in 1984, providing a full line of mid-priced plumbing products that are as tough as they are beautiful.

Since then, Sterling has been a brand of Kohler, a company with a world-class reputation of its own as the recognized leader in kitchen and bath design. Kohler's diversity of products and powerful portfolio of businesses offer industry-leading design, craftsmanship, and innovation, all knit together by a single level of quality over a broad range of price points.

Backed by Kohler: Sterling is part of the Kohler family of businesses, which means every product must meet or exceed Kohler’s high standards, and everything is backed by 150 years of manufacturing excellence within the kitchen and bath industry.


The history of Sterling began over 100 years ago in a garage. From those humble beginnings, Sterling has grown into an industry leader through  dedication to quality and by continuously innovating. Below are a few highlights from Sterling history.