Paint Contractors - About
When Leonard Klein, Henry Klein, and Francis Xavier (F.X.) Dickert formed the company in 1919, they had three goals in mind; quality, commitment, and service people deserved and expected at a fair price. For more than 90 years Klein-Dickert has earned that reputation built on meticulous performance.
In 1919, Klein-Dickert operated out of an office on University Avenue in Madison, Wisconsin. The paint contracting and glass company performed work on both residential and commercial projects.
In 1935, F.X. Dickert's son, P.J., joined the firm as a painter. He left for the Philippines to serve our country in WWII, and then returned to KD after the war. Henry Klein's son Joseph, (Joe), joined the firm in 1946 after obtaining a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Madison and a masters degree from the Chrysler Institute of Engineering. The company incorporated in 1948 to become Klein-Dickert Co., Inc.
P.J. and Joe assumed management of Klein-Dickert in 1961 shortly after Henry Klein's death. Joe and P.J. expanded the company in 1968 and 1971 when they opened operations in Oshkosh and Milwaukee respectively. Joe Klein sold his portion back to the Corporation in 1988 making the Dickerts majority owners of KD. P.J. retired in 1994 and F.X. and Susan Dickert began leadership of the Company.
The Oshkosh division was sold to its management team in 1986. The Milwaukee operation continues today as Klein-Dickert Milwaukee, Inc. and has contract glass offices in Pewaukee and Madison. Klein-Dickert Milwaukee, Inc. was sold to its minority shareholders in January, 2005. Klein-Dickert operated a highly respected Auto Glass Replacement and Repair division from 1976 to 2012. The Auto Glass division assets were sold to Safelite Fulfillment, Inc. on November 1, 2012.
Currently, Klein-Dickert Co., Inc is owned and operated by Francis Xavier (F.X.) and Susan Dickert, grandchildren of F.X. Dickert and great grandchildren of Leonard Klein. The company is still headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin. Klein-Dickert has paint contracting locations in Madison, Green Bay, and Onalaska.
With our deep Mid-Western roots in Wisconsin, Klein-Dickert always strives to provide each customer the best possible service. As the generations before have taught us, with a serious commitment to our customers, there is only one way to stand above the rest…through pride, quality service, high quality products, and a commitment of excellence to our customers.
Our Mission: Klein-Dickert will continue to be the industry leader in Paint Contracting. We will exceed customer expectations and remain successful through the safe, conscientious efforts of our most valuable assets…our employees.