Newport Brass Evansville
Brasstech was founded in 1987 when Ross and Geoffrey Escalette, a father and son team, recognized a need in the plumbing industry for reasonably priced products made of quality materials and crafted with the same care given to more expensive offerings.
To fulfill the need, they began devoting endless time to developing sources for plumbing fixtures and decorative trim. They took on the role as cultivators and craftsman of their products as well as their employees.
In 1989, the company made the first major addition to its product offering with the creation of Newport Brass, a premium brand of solid brass faucets and fixtures. In the 1990’s, the Escalette’s added multi-operational machinery and sophisticated finishing techniques. With these additions, the finishing expertise evolved to include physical vapor deposition (PVD), a highly specialized technology mastered by a few in the industry. At this time Newport Brass instituted one of the defining and enduring features of the brand by being one of the first brands in the industry to offer a multitude of finish choices.
The Newport Brass business more than doubled in size by 1998, and the company expanded its offering with a quality competitively priced value line (currently Newport 365) of faucets and fittings with instant delivery turnaround time. By 2000, Brasstech was available in all 50 states along with Newport Brass which expanded its lines to include console racks, bar faucets and cabinet hardware. Today, Newport Brass is the preferred brand for customization and quality in kitchen and bathroom products offering solid brass construction, 33 finish options and multiple style and pricing options.
In 2002, Masco Corporation acquired Brasstech, Inc. from the Escalette family. Masco is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of brand-name products for the home improvement and new home construction markets including faucets, kitchen and bath cabinets, paints and stains, bath and shower units, spas, showering and plumbing specialties, windows and decorative hardware. Another important change occurred in 2004 when Masco merged another of its companies, Ginger, with Brasstech to better position Masco in two additional segments of the market.
Newport Brass handcrafts timeless classics that transform the everyday kitchen or bath into beautiful rooms of distinction. From Art Deco to Victorian, Neo Classic to Contemporary, we have endless design genres for the discriminating professional and homeowner. We provide design continuity with matched fittings and hardware that complement our versatile collections of faucet, shower, and bathroom accessories. With Newport Brass, your choices are endless, your design is uncompromised, and your visions are realized.
The Newport Brass product line currently has 38 unique product series covering the traditional, transitional, and contemporary design styles. Each series is offered as a complete product suite providing the customer with the ability to equip an entire bathroom or kitchen with matching trim and accessories.
All of Newport Brass’ lavatory products meet WaterSenseSM water efficiency standards and the entire product line is AB1953 compliant.
Newport Brass is defined by the following:
- 20 years of commitment to solid brass, well-engineered handcrafted designs with a history of performance and durability
- Endless choices from faucet to finish
- Diverse collections of faucet, tub, shower and accessory products
- Timeless designs for traditional, transitional and contemporary styles
- 33 comprehensive finishes
- Mix and match to create your custom design aspiration
- Total solution for kitchen and bath with matching fittings and decorative hardware
- Beautiful classic designs at an affordable price point
- Easy to install with time saving features like direct connect hoses