Back in the 1980s, Richard Umbrell heard his father, owner of a prominent car wash chemical manufacturing company, complain about the quality of buffing pads. The pads simply fell apart too quickly. Richard's entrepreneurial spirit kicked in and he began a quest to improve pad design. He started with the pads that were available at the time and committed early on to building a better pad. Buff and Shine Manufacturing was thus born in 1987.
One-by-one, pads were built and tested in the local region. Richard took the time to work with customers and end users to determine how to improve pads. A natural-born tinkerer, Richard built his own pad manufacturing equipment and improved and continues to improve that machinery to ensure that each machine yields only high-quality products.
With an early commitment to quality production and responsiveness to customer feedback, Buff and Shine quickly gained a reputation for high quality pads and soon the company boasted a nationwide and eventually its current worldwide audience of customers and end users. Because Buff and Shine has a team of highly-qualified designers and manufacturing technicians, the company is able to adjust to new design requests, the introduction of new pad materials, and the latest in buffing technology.