Top Knobs acquires Water Street Brass

Top Knobs is pleased to announce the acquisition of Water Street Brass.

Founded by brothers Matt and Chase Churchill in 2012 in Lakewood, New York, Water Street Brass provides high-end solid brass decorative hardware, as well as a beautiful collection of door hardware for discerning homeowners. Chautauqua County has a long history of brass hardware manufacturing and the Churchill family was in the brass furniture hardware business before Matt and Chase started Water Street Brass. Water Street Brass has been enthusiastically welcomed by the industry and is proud to carry on the tradition of American manufacturing.

Water Street Brass joins a team of brands that represents the most compelling product selection in the industry for cabinet hardware: Top Knobs, Atlas Homewares, Du Verre, Vesta Fine Hardware, Jeffrey Alexander and Elements.

According to Matt Churchill, Founder of Water Street Brass, “In 2014 we bought our existing facility on Gleason Road in Lakewood. Since then, we’ve hired approximately 50 new employees. In July of 2019 we are breaking ground on an expansion to our manufacturing space that will create more capacity to support continued growth. Partnering with Top Knobs will provide significant new opportunities for growth in jobs, manufacturing capacity, and distribution. The Top Knobs team has made a strong commitment to Chautauqua County and the stakeholders of Water Street Brass. We are thrilled to have such wonderful partners and look forward to many great years ahead.”

Warren Ramsland, President of Top Knobs, commented, “The team at Water Street Brass have built a stunning, high-end brand that I’ve admired since it began. In seven short years, Matt has led the company through tremendous growth with a strong reputation in the country’s top showrooms. We highly value Matt as he joins our team, and look forward to working with the great people of Water Street Brass to reach more of America with these excellent products, manufactured in Lakewood.”


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