More Than Just Your Average Can of Paint

Since 1945, Abbott Paint & Carpet has been and continues to be committed to providing you with the highest quality of products and the soundest advice. We embrace first-time painters and do it yourselfers as readily as we embrace professional painters and contractors. To us, whatever the job, we know it’s important, and we’re here to help.

Our employees are our greatest asset. Together we strive to conduct our business with integrity and excellence and promise that at Abbott Paint & Carpet there are always knowledgeable, helpful people eager to serve you. We will help you find what you are looking for—not by pointing and mumbling—but by walking you to the spot where an item is located and showing you all your options. We’ll explain how to best use the materials you need and help you avoid unnecessary purchases.

For over 65 years, our goal has been to earn the reputation as a trusted and reliable decorating and design resource from the communities in which we live and serve. We combine personal service with competitive prices. (Don’t be surprised if we call you by name, and for sure we’ll be able to explain how something works!)

At Abbott Paint & Carpet, we have the experience and knowledge to help you with any paint, stain, floor covering, or decorating project.

Can’t find the color you want? With just a little extra time, we can provide you with custom-matched paint and stain. Need advice on what type of brush to use? We’ve got you covered. Will that carpet look good in your home? We’ll answer you honestly. Simply put, we’re here for you.

Thank you, Minnesota, for making Abbott Paint & Carpet a decorating and house maintenance destination!

The Abbotts—Kevin, Steve, Tim, and Dave

Satisfied Customers

  • As a contractor, I’ve had the privilege of visiting all three Abbott Paint & Carpet stores. I am always greeted with a warm and friendly hello upon opening the doors in St. Paul, White Bear Lake, and Stillwater.

    My time is valuable, and I know Abbott is going to have my order ready and even help me load what I need into my truck. The same doesn’t apply with some of those big box stores, so I don’t even bother with those guys anymore.

    What a treasure we have in Abbott Paint & Carpet.

    C. Goodman Customer

A Family Tradition

Abbott Paint & Carpet was founded in 1945 by Howard (Mike) Abbott Jr, father to four proud sons, who now run the day-to-day operations: Kevin, Steve, Tim and Dave. Dad retired in 1990, but you can often find him working his same hours and maintaining his same office, as it’s hard to keep him away (not that we’d have it any other way)!

Our original store was located on Marshall Avenue in St. Paul, Minnesota, but we moved in 1971 to our present location at 1808 Grand Avenue in St. Paul. Our second store opened in August of 1991 in White Bear Lake, formerly called Engen’s Paint, which was a fixture in White Bear Lake for 40 years. The White Bear store moved to its present location at 2223 4th Street in downtown White Bear Lake in 1995. Our third store was added in 1995 at 1672 Greeley Street in Stillwater, formerly called Home Decorating Center.

At Abbott Paint & Carpet, it’s a family affair, as many of our employees and customers have been with us for the past two generations. Why? Because our service is number one. Really.

When you think about decorating centers in today’s market, it’s dominated by massive warehouse stores and national manufacturers. Independent retailers are an endangered species, but in true “survival-of-the-fittest” mode, we’re here to stay. We love what we do, and we’re motivated each and every day by you, our customers.

From the number of knowledgeable, trained personnel to our one-on-one customer support, we still match the majority of paints by hand because computers cannot achieve what we do by eye, but if it’s technology you want, we’ve got that too. And, Abbott may be the only retailer that still does custom-stain matches!

We at Abbott Paint & Carpet are committed to conducting our business with great integrity and excellence in all that we do. Our goal is to continually improve our products and services, and we strive to recognize and respect the partnerships we have with our customers, suppliers, employees, and the communities in which we serve—St Paul, Stillwater, and White Bear Lake.