Since 1902, five generations of the McKeever family have specialized in painting and wallcovering. Our hard-working, dedicated staff can handle any job big or small, residential or commercial. We take pride in every job we do and treat it as our very own. With thousands of satisfied customers, we ensure the job is done right and always to the customer’s liking.
The History of McKeever Decorating Co.
Thomas McKeever was born in Pittsburgh, PA in 1879. He moved to Uhrichsville, OH in 1899. While in Uhrichsville, he met his wife Alice, who was from Dover, OH, and they married on Christmas Day. Thomas moved to Dover and started his business in 1902. He wheeled his painting equipment from job to job on a pushcart. His first son Willard was born in 1903 and a second son, Herbert was born in 1912. Willard started working for his father in 1920. Herb joined the family business in 1929. At that time, Tom named his business T.D. McKeever & Sons. They stored their equipment in a barn between 8th and 9th Street in an alley off Tuscarawas Avenue until Tom’s death in 1946. After his death, Willard and Herb became co-owners of the company. The brothers built their own facility in 1947 on West 11th Street and began selling wallpaper in the retail section of their shop. In 1955, Willard purchased his brother’s share of the company and renamed it McKeever Decorating Company. Willard owned the business until 1973, when his son Tom took over the business. In 1999, Tom passed the business to his son, Steve. McKeever Decorating Co., remained at the West 11th Street store until 2003, when the company moved to its current Oxford Street location. Steve is a graduate of the American School of Paperhanging Arts, a wallpapering school located in Commerce, Georgia. Give us a call today to set up a FREE consult and estimate. We would love to work with you!
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