While traveling for a paint company out of Denver, CO, Richard R. Myers started thinking he’d like to have his own business. So, when the opportunity for a Benjamin Moore paint dealership in the Yakima area became available, he took it. In 1954 he and his family moved to Yakima and opened Standard Paint along with two other partners.
Dick quickly built a reputation for offering exceptional personal service, a knowledgeable staff and a selection of quality products. After obtaining sole ownership in 1974, and to accommodate a growing business, Dick built a new facility on 3rd Ave. Further expansion came in 1980 with the addition of floor covering and decorating products, and the opening of our Design Studio in 1988. The most recent expansion has been the downtown Yakima store moving the 3rd Avenue location to 409 W. Yakima Ave. to have a full show room. We now operate six stores throughout central Washington and Oregon.
In 1986 Dick Sr. retired, and his son, Dick Jr., took over. Under Junior’s leadership, Standard Paint & Decorating (as it was known at the time) grew along with the Tri-Cities and Bend, OR communities. The flooring and decorating side of the business grew to become just as strong as the paint business, and Standard Paint’s brand and reputation continued build trust and loyalty with their communities.
In 2006 Dick Jr.’s sons Regan and Craig Myers joined the Standard Paint & Flooring team to become the third generation of Myers; they are currently partnered with their Dad. Recently Standard Paint & Flooring expanded their product offerings and services to include cabinets and stucco.
In 2012 Standard Paint & Flooring opened up their sixth store in Wenatchee, WA. We're very proud to become a part of that community and employ some very talented professionals.
Today Dick, Regan, Craig and the entire Standard Paint & Flooring family continue to rely on the same standard of offering quality products and personal service, making Standard Paint & Flooring a place "where service is still in style."