Who We Are
Building with Conscience
Sto’s mission “Building with Conscience” is more than just a tagline. It means we are committed to take considered actions for the health of our people, our communities, and our planet. In addition to developing superior performance for our products and services, we commit to pursue sustainability, safety, continuous innovation, and health and wellness throughout all stages of our products’ lives. These core values guide us in making smart, responsible choices in the office and on-site, and they are reflected in everything we do and build.
In the midst of 19th Century rapid industrial expansion a cement and lime factory is established in Weizen, Germany.
Wilhelm Stotmeister, owner of a lime plant in Klergen, expands his operation by acquiring the Weizen plant.
Stotmeister pioneers and introduces revolutionary high-quality synthetic resin wall coatings to the European market.
Founding of Stotmeister & Co. Farben-und Baustoff-KG: the Sto brand is born.
Sto introduces a new and innovative wall system: a cladding that creates an unbroken layer of insulation on the exterior of the building and integrates an acrylic-based resin coating that is extremely durable and long lasting. It is the first Exterior Insulation and Finish System.
Sto expands to the United States to market high-quality, energy-efficient Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems. Sto Energy Conservation, the first U.S. Sto company, is founded in Rutland, Vermont.
Sto helps form the EIMA, the EIFS Industry Members Association, in order to help establish industry-wide standards.
Sto Energy Conservation becomes Sto Industries, a company reflecting a wider market scope and an increasingly broader vision.
North American expansion continues. A branch office opens in California. Sto acquires PowerwallCorp., a Texas company later renamed Sto Concrete Restoration Division.
Sto Industries Canada Inc. is established on September 21, 1987 in Toronto.
National product sales reach unprecedented levels with help from the Sto Research Center. Sto moves headquarters to and builds a major manufacturing facility in Atlanta, Georgia, to efficiently handle the ever-increasing volume and to centralize operations.
The rapid growth of product lines and plants necessitates the formation of Sto Corp., the unifying center of an International Corporation.
Sto opens a plant in Phoenix, Arizona, providing efficient services to the western United States.
Sto Corp. obtains ISO 9001 certification.
Sto Corp. launches StoGuard®, the first liquid-applied air and moisture barrier for use over wood substrates.
Sto introduces Sto EmeraldCoat®, a spray-on air and moisture barrier designed for use under stucco and other non-adhesive claddings.
Sto launches StoColor® Lotusan®, a revolutionary new coating with Lotus-Effect® Technology, the patented self-cleaning properties.
Sto Corp. achieves ISO 14001:2004 certification of the Environmental Management System for all North American facilities, reinforcing an ongoing commitment to the motto, “Building with Conscience.”
Sto Corp. expands internationally, acquiring locations in Chile and Brazil.
Sto renames the EIFS product line to StoTherm® ci, signifying the thermal and energy-efficient properties of EIFS cladding systems.
Sto Canada Ltd. Opens first sales centre in Canada.
Sto Corp. introduces StoPanel Technology, the most advanced prefabricated wall panel solution in the industry designed to save time, money and deliver exceptional quality.
StoPanel Technology partners with Dri-Design and Swiss Pearl to add metal panel and fiber cement options to the many aesthetic options already offered with StoPanel prefabricated wall panels.
Sto Corp. achieves ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 certifications for demonstrating superior quality management and an ongoing commitment to the environment for all of its North American facilities.
Sto Corp. launches StoTherm® ci Mineral developed in collaboration with Owens Corning to fuse the acoustic, fire and thermal advantages of mineral wool with the design flexibility and performance of Sto exterior wall systems.
Sto Corp. launches StoSignature™, a blend of color, texture, profiles, and effects utilizing Sto products to create customizable finished surfaces for building exteriors.
Sto Corp. introduces Intelligent Technology + Design (iQ)™ (Sto iQ Technology™) coatings program. The program offers a family of high-performance coatings that deliver improved functionality through innovatively optimized product properties – or simply put, more intelligent technology.
Sto Corp. launches StoColor® Dryonic® exterior coating featuring a unique microtextured surface that allows the surface to dry in record time, depriving algae and fungi of the nutrients they need to grow.
Sto Corp. launches The A.R.T. of Restore™. A complete approach to restoration addressing aesthetics, repair and building transformation.
Sto Corp., released a wide-ranging lineup of Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs), spanning 12 systems and cover a total of 27 different products.
Sto introduces StoVentec™ Rainscreen® Systems to North America. StoVentec™ Rainscreen® Systems, include StoVentec Glass and StoVentec Render.
Sto launches Sto® Masonry Veneer Engineered Systems (MVES) pairing veneers of natural stone, think brick, cultured stone or ceramic tiles with Sto’s fully engineered EIFS, stucco and cement board systems.
Sto® awarded the ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 certifications for superior quality management and sustainable environmental practices for all of its US-based facilities including their corporate office in Atlanta, GA and manufacturing plants in Atlanta, Glendale, Arizona and Rutland, Vermont.
Sto introduces StoVentec® for masonry veneer facades, a new offering in the StoVentec® line of ventilated rainscreen cladding systems to support thin brick masonry veneer cladding.
Sto broadens its offering of facade aesthetics with the introduction of StoCast Brick, StoCast Wood and StoColor Metallic. StoCast, prefabricated resin cast shapes, offer the look and feel of traditional materials in a more sustainable solution that is easy to install. StoColor Metallic offers the ability to create a rich, metal look with either smooth or textured finishes.
Sto announces StoPanel 3DP powered by Branch Technology to deliver unprecedented 3-dimensional design freedom for exterior walls. Branch’s unique Cellular Fabrication (C-Fab) utilizes 3d printing and robotic milling to achieve fully customizable 3D exterior shapes.