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Starrett: A Priceless Heritage Since 1880

Read Time: 3 Mins | 29 June 2023

The month of June is ending, and internally, it marks the conclusion of our Fiscal Year. Starting in July, we embark on a new Fiscal Year, symbolizing a fresh beginning for us. This is a pivotal moment for us to reflect on our strategy and the forthcoming challenges. Moreover, it serves as a reminder of our identity, our origins, and our commitments to our customers. Naturally, our founder, Laroy Sunderland Starrett serves as our role model, and it is through his enduring legacy that we chart the course for the next 143 years.

A Legacy of Craftsmanship and Tradition

While our operations have expanded far beyond New England (US Northeastern) it has long been renowned for its generations of skilled craftsmen and Starrett is proud to have contributed to this rich tradition. Many of our employees have experienced the joy and satisfaction of witnessing their sons and grandsons follow in their footsteps, carrying forward the art of tool-making with the same dedication and expertise. Skill in this craft is not acquired overnight; it comes with years of experience and a deep passion for excellence. Today, we are privileged to have a dedicated workforce of veterans who have been with the Starrett Company for 25 years or more, and a significant portion of our team boasts a decade or more of service.

The Enduring Influence of L.S. Starrett

Laroy Starrett’s influence on the company that bears his name cannot be overstated. Rising from a modest background, he worked his way to the top, shaping the destiny of the company along the way. The success of the Starrett Company mirrors his journey, a testament to the collective efforts of the individuals who have worked alongside him and those who have joined the company in subsequent years.

Integrity and High Standards

It is often said that a business reflects its founder, and this rings true for the Starrett brand. Mr. Starrett left a legacy of integrity that continues to inspire all those who follow in his footsteps. Our commitment to upholding the highest standards is embodied in the Starrett Pledge, a testament to our unwavering dedication to maintaining the benchmarks set forth by our founder.

In addition to his remarkable contributions as an industry pioneer, Laroy Starrett left an indelible mark on the 19th century with his innovative patents. His relentless pursuit of innovation and his keen understanding of the needs of craftsmen and tradespeople led to the development of numerous groundbreaking tools.

Among his notable patents are improvements in car couplings, meat or fruit presses, wrenches, try squares, center squares, surface gauges, bevels, leg joints for calipers and dividers, micrometer caliper squares, micrometer gauges, and dividers calipers.

Driving Innovation and Quality

Today, the Starrett brand stands as a beacon of excellence in the industry, offering thousands of precision tools, saw blades, and measuring solutions that are unrivaled in accuracy, robustness, and durability. Our commitment to strict quality control, cutting-edge research and development, and the relentless pursuit of superior tools has ensured that our products remain the preferred choice of professionals around the world.

Trusted by Manufacturers, Builders, and Tradespeople

For over 143 years, the L.S. Starrett Company has been the trusted partner of manufacturers, builders, and tradespeople worldwide. Our tools, whether it be saw blades, hand tools, or measuring instruments, have become synonymous with exceptional quality, innovation, and expert technical support. The Starrett name on a tool signifies a commitment to excellence, empowering our customers to achieve consistent and outstanding results in their work.

As we embrace the future as a global brand, the Starrett heritage continues to guide our operations, ensuring that our products remain at the forefront of precision and quality. We take immense pride in the legacy of Laroy Starrett and the countless craftsmen and craftswomen who have contributed to our success. With an unwavering commitment to upholding high standards and driving innovation, the Starrett brand remains the epitome of excellence in the industry. We look forward to continuing our journey, providing professionals around the world with the most accurate, robust, and durable tools they can trust.

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Laroy Sunderland Starrett

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