Our Purpose

At Fortune Brands, our purpose is to fulfill the dreams of home.  We are always expanding our unique competitive advantages, helping us to continue to outperform our markets and competitors. As we win in the marketplace, we create opportunities for our teams and inspire our associates to grow professionally and thrive personally, and we maximize long-term value for our shareholders.

Our Roadmap for Success

Our roadmap guides our work – focusing our associates on what it takes to win, as well as how we go about succeeding. We have outstanding teams who operate in an autonomous, transparent environment where they are held accountable for their performance. We maximize shareholder value by growing organically; gaining share with our leading brands in attractive product categories; leveraging our strong balance sheet and cash flow to create incremental value; and building scale and efficiencies throughout the Company.

Company Snapshot

Fortune Brands is a home and security consumer products company. We began trading on the New York Stock Exchange following our spin-off from Fortune Brands, Inc. (NYSE: FO) on October 4, 2011. Today, Fortune Brands is part of the S&P 500 Index.

As an independent company we’ve created substantial value for our shareholders. In 2013 we issued our first dividend of $0.10. Since then, we've consistently paid and increased our dividend. As of 2020, the Company dividend is $0.24, a significant increase from the initial offering. See our dividend history.

We operate in only the most attractive and profitable product categories – those that are consumer-focused, where strong brands and innovation matter. Our company and products are frequently honored for excellence, product innovation and customer satisfaction. View our Key Recognitions to see some of our most recent awards.

Company Portfolio

Fortune Brands is headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois, just north of Chicago. Our company of approximately 25,000 associates is led by a highly-experienced executive team. Our associates and facilities are primarily located in the United States, but we also have teams and operations in Canada, Mexico, Europe, China, Japan and more. We plan to expand our global footprint.

We’ve made smart investments in capacity and capabilities and have deployed cash to strategically grow the business, including these acquisitions: 

  • 2018: Acquired Fiberon composite decking as part of our newly created Doors & Security business segment, gaining entry into the exciting outdoor living market.
  • 2017:  Expanded our Global Plumbing Group (GPG) by acquiring Victoria + Albert and Shaws.
  • 2016:  Acquired Riobel, Rohl and Perrin & Rowe, broadening our Plumbing segment's overall product offering beyond Moen, the number-one faucet brand in North America. Additionally, created the GPG, which enables us to reach a broader group of consumers with an expanded brand and product portfolio, as well as to accelerate growth in our Plumbing segment. 
  • Earlier Acquisitions: Other acquisitions include WoodCrafters cabinets, SentrySafe personal safes and Norcraft cabinets. View our mergers and acquisitions highlights.

In 2018, the Company posted net sales of $5.5 billion. We remain focused on growing organically and through strategic acquisitions. 

Our History, Our Legacy

Behind our profitable growth is a long heritage of trusted, well-known brands.

  • MasterBrand Cabinets is home to more than a dozen core brands that have been around for 30, 40 and 50 years. Kemper cabinetry, started in 1926, is the oldest cabinet brand in our portfolio. Aristokraft cabinetry, founded in 1954, was the first cabinet brand to join the Fortune Brands family.
  • Moen celebrated its 75th year anniversary in 2014. Since its existence, Moen has been creating innovations that enhance people's lives. Moen invented the world’s first single-handle faucet, allowing consumers to easily adjust tap water temperature since 1947.
  • Therma-Tru came into being more than 50 years ago. In 1983, Therma-Tru introduced the first fiberglass door, giving the public a much more energy-efficient and durable door compared to their wood counterparts.
  • Master Lock was founded in 1921 and invented the world’s first laminated padlock. Master Lock’s Milwaukee manufacturing plant has been operating since 1939.
  • SentrySafe has been providing personal safes since 1930, pioneering the fire- and water-resistant protective security containers for the masses.

View some highlights from our mergers & acquisitions history

We're committed to continuing our legacy of excellence, innovation and living up to the trust our customers and consumers have placed in our brands over generations.