A Family Tradition
Abbott Paint & Carpet was founded in 1945 by Howard (Mike) Abbott Jr, father to the four proud sons who now run the day-to-day operations: Kevin, Steve, Tim and Dave. Mike never asked his children to enter the business but due to his integrity and work ethic, his four sons were inspired to follow in his footsteps and continue his legacy.
Mike Abbott passed in 2016. He was part of a generation of entrepreneurial small business giants who took risks and worked very hard to build and grow a business that would employ nearly a thousand employees over its 70+ years. His work ethic was such that he was still working in his office at the ripe old age of 91.
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 experience makes the difference and people know we are here to help them through every project; before, during and after. From consultation to completion, Abbotts is here for you.
When you think about home design 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 helping 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!
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.
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.
Thank you, Minnesota, for making Abbott Paint & Carpet a decorating and house improvement destination!
The Abbotts—Kevin, Steve, Tim, and Dave