Speakman Company was founded in 1869 by Allen Speakman and his brother Joseph. The business began as a small plumbing and steam fitting shop. In the 1870's, Allen Speakman, then head of the company, found it a constant inconvenience to be unable to get the necessary plumbing supplies locally. He solved the problem by entering the wholesale plumbing supply business.
In 1968, Willard A. Speakman III became the company's fourth President. In 2001, the company launched the formation of three Speakman Autonomous Business Units for Plumbing Solutions, Safety Equipment and Shower Products. The Plumbing Solutions Business Unit supplies specified faucets (i.e. drinking faucet, metering faucet) and showers primarily to the commercial market. The Safety Equipment Business Unit supplies emergency eyewashes and showers and combination faucet eyewash products. The Shower Products Business Unit offers a wide range of showerheads, hand held showers and accessories for residential, hotel and commercial markets.
The acknowledged leader in specification quality plumbing fittings and electronic faucets, Speakman pioneered water bearing safety equipment more than 50 years ago, and led the market transformation into modern-day showering over 75 years ago. Today, the Speakman faucets line is renowned for its quality, innovation and durability.