Who We Are
We’re a family-owned company in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We’re dedicated to making the best hand tools you’ll ever own, and we start by designing the products that we personally believe in and want to own ourselves.
The word “Tekton” is from the ancient Greek language. It is similar to the word "technician" and shares its origin with words like "technical" and "technique." A Tekton is a person of skill, particularly with the hands.
Our Approach to Tool-Making
To meet our users’ needs, we do a lot of things differently than other tool companies. We hire the best engineers and designers and ask them to focus on putting your dollars where it matters—on functional aspects like using the best materials, refining production processes, and maximizing strength and leverage. Our tools are designed to work better and cost less than the competition’s.
Tools, like many things, don't have to be expensive to work well—they need to be made well to work well.
We hand pick partners who are experts in their fields—whether they’re traditionally a part of the tool industry or not. We challenge ourselves and those we work with to increasingly higher standards of rigor, precision, and creativity. And, in the end, we bring you a tool that’s designed and engineered better and more intentionally than anything else out there.
Where We Make Our Tools
At this time, about 70% of our current product lineup is made in Taiwan, 25% in the United States, 3% in China, and about 2% across several other countries. You can find the country of origin for every tool on Tekton.com by scrolling to the bottom of the product page and referring to the "Specs" section.
The coolest part about what we do is something new taking place here in West Michigan, one of the world’s leading manufacturing hubs. All sorts of advanced fabrication methods are found here to meet the needs of the automotive, furniture, and medical device industries at globally competitive costs.
Why, we wondered, don’t we employ the resources right in our backyard to make tools like no one has ever made them? So we did. We built our own specialized local supply chains to roll out products like our angle head wrenches, crowfoot wrenches, screwdrivers, and nut drivers.
Join Our Team
We're always looking for smart, creative, highly talented people to add to our team. If you think that you or someone you know would be a good fit at Tekton, please fill out an application and tell us more.