About Phipps

Company Background

Since 1921 The Chas. E. Phipps Company has helped contractors put work in place correctly and profitably by supplying high-quality, innovative products and equipment, technical expertise, and trusted service. Phipps distributes concrete accessories, concrete repair materials, sealants, and coatings to contractors so they can build or repair industrial and commercial buildings, infrastructure, concrete wearing surfaces, or the building envelope. Customers include general contractors, renovation and concrete or masonry subcontractors, and other sub-trades. Apply for credit today by filling out our application. Phipps has offices in Cleveland, Perrysburg, and Canton. For a list of industry related resources, please click here.

Phipps is among the largest U.S. distributors for Sika, BASF, Tremco, Euclid Chemical, Husqvarna and other manufacturers of concrete accessories, sealants, and equipment. Phipps is a member of the North American cooperative, the Associated Construction Distributors International (ACDI), and numerous professional organizations. The City of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County have certified Phipps as a Small Business Enterprise.

Vision

Customers and suppliers will consider Phipps to be a first choice distributor of high quality and innovative construction products and equipment. Phipps also will provide employees with the opportunity to have a fulfilling work experience.

Mission

Phipps helps contractors put work in place correctly and profitably by supplying high quality and innovative products and equipment, technical expertise, and trusted service.

Operating Values

  • Work safely and enjoy our work—Phipps will promote safe work practices and seek to make our work professionally fulfilling and enjoyable.
  • Live the Golden Rule—Treat others as you would like to be treated.
  • Focus on the customer--Our jobs depend upon furthering our customers’ success.
  • Profitability—Phipps will be profitable so that it can continue to satisfy the objectives of employees, customers, and owners.
  • Integrity--Phipps expects employees to be honest, trustworthy, and to use their best judgment.
  • Continuous improvement—Phipps seeks to continually improve its personnel, plant, equipment,    procedures, and product lines.
  • Contribute to our communities—Phipps and its employees will contribute to the betterment of the communities where we work and live.
  • Support more sustainable building practices—Phipps and its employees will seek to operate in ways that support a more sustainable built environment.
  • Provide leadership within the built environment marketplace through participation in trade associations and customer education.


Diversity and Inclusion

Phipps has helped contractors put work in place correctly and profitably by supplying high-quality, innovative products and equipment, technical expertise, and trusted service. We are committed to doing so in a sustainable, socially responsible manner that incorporates both diversity and inclusion.

Diversity
Diversity represents the full spectrum of human demographic differences—race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic status or disability. Diversity can also include differences in lifestyle, personality characteristics, perspective, opinion, family composition, education level or tenure elements.

Inclusion
Inclusion refers to a cultural and environmental feeling of belonging.

Inclusion is very different from diversity because simply having a wide roster of demographic characteristics won't make a difference to an organization's bottom line unless the people who fall into any one demographic feel welcomed.

At the bare minimum inclusion can be measured by the extent to which employees are valued, respected, accepted and encouraged to fully participate in the organization. Inclusive employees and company leaders seek to better understand their co-workers—regardless of background—and conduct themselves in ways that show thoughtful consideration of the differences of others. An inclusive company seeks diverse representation in its leadership and its decision-making.

Phipps strives daily to support an inclusive environment:

  • We believe that everyone benefits when we work to be more inclusive and to support disadvantaged people in our community.
  • We believe wholeheartedly in affording opportunities for minorities (racial, ethnic, religious, and otherwise), women and small businesses across our region.
  • We believe that, by including a diverse range of experiences and backgrounds, we can better drive innovation and growth in both our company and in our region.
  • We strive to empower all Phipps employees to have the chance to contribute their ideas to the company’s mission and success.  Feeling valued drives innovation and best results.

Phipps is in consistent, supportive contact with minority- and women-owned businesses in our region. We consider it a privilege to connect contractors and firms pursuing diversity- and inclusion-centered goals with these businesses. Contractors or firms seeking to work with these businesses should contact Bethany Criscione, Phipps’ treasurer, at bcriscione@chasephipps.com.

 

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