About Us



Ames Family History

A personal message from our founder:

“Make it the best you can.”  This is the Ames family motto spoken over 200 years ago by my great, great, great Grandfather Oliver Ames, Sr., founder of the Ames Tools Company.

When I was a young boy, my grandfather instilled in me an appreciation of my family heritage and a love for America.  As I grew up, I studied my family history and found a deep connection with the story told by my family.  I visited my ancestor’s homeland in Easton, Massachusetts where I experienced strong genetic memories.  The Ames family history is a story woven into the history of our nations’ founders and foundations.

Throughout my life in the coatings industry, as I have invented new products and brought them to market, I have done my best to uphold that family motto and honor my family heritage.  I have great admiration for the history of our great country and treasure the Judeo-Christian foundation that it is built upon.  My belief in God, the first principles of the US Constitution, and the importance of teaching the Bible in our schools are at the core of who I am.  With this strong conviction, I use much of the profits of my company in efforts that are directed towards promoting and preserving freedom. I am a proud Navy veteran and served during the Vietnam War.

Thank you for visiting and considering our Ames family of products for your waterproofing projects.

Warmest and Best,

Dr. William Ames Curtright, DBA

President/CEO and Founder

Ames Research Laboratories, Inc.


“Remember this, fix it in mind, take it to heart, you rebels.  Remember the former things, those of long ago; I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me.”   Isaiah 46:8-10

Ames Family Quality – Today

Dominating the elastomeric industry with the finest quality coatings and paints on the market today.

We create the best, most innovative and environmentally friendly coatings in the world, backed up with knowledgeable and accessible technical staff. Ames Research coatings are used by the DIY market and by contractors all over the world. We help you do it right the first time.

We provide innovative solutions for all your waterproofing projects. Ames Research Laboratories is the leading manufacturer of quality elastomeric coatings.  Our rubberized and acrylic coatings are proudly made here in the USA from the finest materials possible.  Our new technology provides unrivaled elastomeric coverage that will protect your home or business, from the basement to the rooftop.

This quality means they stay put and resist peeling or flaking.  We are a favorite for extending the life of roofs – but we don’t stop there – there are so many other uses for Ames products!

Besides roofs, we have products for walls, decks, foundations, basements, stucco, concrete, insulated concrete forms, block walls, rubber, metal and more!

Friendly Customer Service, based in the U.S.

Toll-free Sales and Product Services – 6 days a week

Monday – Saturday 7:00 AM – 4:30 PM PT

The Toll-Free helpline is staffed by a talented team of professionals with over 100 years of combined experience in the hardware and home improvement industry. We are here to help every step of the way.