The Redecker Company 75 years & growing

Meet the maker

For 75 years the Redecker Company has been family owned and operated, and is now in its third generation. The company was started by Friedrich Redecker who learnt the craft of brush making Soest School for the Blind after he lost his sight at only age four. Through his entrepreneurial spirit Friedrich built up a small company over time and was able to provide for his wife and three sons.

When Friedrich passed away at age 72, it seemed that that was the end of his small brush making company as none of his sons wished to carry on the tradition. His youngest son Gernot Redecker and his wife decided they would work off the remaining materials and sell the brushes at a local market stall. All the brushes were sold out during the first weekend of the market stall – more materials were ordered.  Soon the little company that none of the sons wished to continue was booming and the Redecker legacy lived on.

The company grew quickly and expanded out of the family cellar into a renovated barn and finally into new offices and warehouse space.  The Redecker Company was no longer just selling at small market stalls they were wholesaling internationally and exhibiting at the top trade fairs. Friedrich would never have thought his little brush making business would become so big.

Change and ongoing development have always been good company tradition at Redecker. In January 2009 Felix Redecker, one of the two children, joined the company. The continuation of the “Redecker family tradition” into the third generation has been secured.