Forging Lasting Bonds Between

Principals Customers

Expertise & Exceptional Service. Broad & Local. Chemical Products & Market Solutions. At Dowd & Guild we are committed to making the necessary connections to help you achieve the business results you can expect from working with us.

Founded by Tom Dowd and Howard Guild in 1986, our roots have always been focused on the CASE market (coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers). What began as a small three-person shop focused on specialty chemicals for California-based companies has grown significantly into one of the leading super regional distributors in the Western and Southwestern United States providing outstanding service to both Principals and Customers in a number of industries.

Dowd and Guild History

Well Established, Extensive Network

From Vancouver, British Columbia down the coast to Mexico; stretching east across the Rocky Mountain states and down into the Gulf States region as far as Louisiana, Dowd and Guild has a well-established, extensive, trusted network including a portfolio of leading chemical Principals and over 6,000 Customers across a number of markets: Paints & Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants, Composites, Construction, Graphic Arts/Ink, Personal Care and Plastics.

Described as the “Best in the West”, Dowd & Guild works with Principals looking to get to market faster and more comprehensively and expand their reach; and with Customers who have a need for a specific set of chemical properties. We are attentive to every company’s unique set of needs and are committed to achieving results and providing a suite of exceptional services.

Dedicated to Providing the Highest Level of Service

Responsive to your needs and inquiries, our team is experienced and technically trained – ensuring Customers get the products they need, and Principals receive quality feedback.  In addition, we provide our Customers a toll-free number to place orders, track orders and provide information about a product.

While our company has grown significantly since 1986, our dedication to providing the highest level of customer service and being a trusted partner to achieve high performance has not changed. We continually foster long-term relationships with high-quality Principals and Customers to help Principals quickly expand into related markets and help Customers get the products they need when they need them.

Living our Company Values Day In and Day Out

While our company has grown significantly since 1986, our dedication to providing the highest level of customer service and being a trusted partner to achieve high performance has not changed. To that end, our entire team strives to embody Our Company Values day in and day out.

  • Provide the highest level of service
  • Be positive and professional
  • Be accurate in all that we do
  • Act with initiative and a sense of timeliness
  • Be enthusiastic with all people we deal with
  • Promote each other and the organization
  • Help one another to succeed
  • Research the facts and avoid assumptions
  • Be open to new ideas and help make them work
  • Have fun in our workplace
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