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Building Our Future


We're Building Our Future, made up of our new global headquarters and R&D Center in Northeast Ohio.

New Global Headquarters and R&D Center

Over the course of our more than 156-year history, Sherwin-Williams has grown from a small enterprise on the Cuyahoga River to a global leader of high-performance paints and coatings made of more than 61,000 dedicated employees providing innovative solutions to our customers. Driven by our continued need to serve our customers at the highest level and retain and attract top talent, we are creating a next-generation workplace environment that ignites creativity, collaboration and industry-leading innovation. The Building Our Future project consists of a new global headquarters located in downtown Cleveland and a Research and Development Center located in Brecksville, Ohio.

The new headquarters offers more opportunities to celebrate the Sherwin-Williams brand, as well as act as a catalyst for future development in and around its new campus. The R&D Center will be responsible for product development, coatings research, color  technology and process engineering. 


Our new facilities will house more than 4,000 employees made up of professional staff, engineers, technicians and chemists, with room to accommodate future growth. The transition to the new facilities is expected to occur by the end of 2024. To stay informed about the latest updates, sign up for Building Our Future email alerts!



Featured News

Headquarters Construction Progress


Construction is advancing at our new HQ in Cleveland, OH. We’re excited to share the progress as we capture all the milestones along the way. 



R&D Center Construction Progress


Construction of our new R&D Center in Brecksville, OH is moving quickly. View the latest progress.




Sherwin-Williams Hosts Topping-Off Ceremony at New Global HQ

Ceremony marks major milestone in the Building Our Future downtown Cleveland project 



Building Our Future Projects at a Glance


Approximate square footage to be built over the course of the projects


Approximate construction workers required to support the projects


New Sherwin-Williams jobs to be added over time


Sherwin-Williams employees who will move to the new facilities

More About our New Facilities

Select a project to view site plans, renderings, community engagement activities, facts and more. 


The headquarters campus will consist of three buildings: a two-story pavilion acting as the front porch to Public Square, a 36-floor office tower and an attached multi-level parking garage. 



R&D Center

The R&D Center will consist of offices and labs designed to develop innovative processes and products for Sherwin-Williams paint and coatings customers.



Economic & Community Impact

Economic Impact in Northeast Ohio and all of Ohio


Approx. Northeast Ohio Employment in all Sherwin-Williams Facilities in 2020*


Approx. Future Northeast Ohio Employment **


Approx. Ohio Employment in all Sherwin-Williams Facilities in 2020*


Approx. Future Ohio Employment**

Northeast Ohio Community Impact***


in Charitable Investment


Nonprofit Organizations Supported


Sherwin-Williams Employees Serving on Boards


Boards Supported by Sherwin-Williams Employees

*Based on first-year occupancy

**Additional job commitment estimate

*** Represents 2013-2022 figures

Inclusion, Diversity & Equity

We are investing in our future and the future of the region. Sherwin-Williams is committed to fostering a culture of inclusion, diversity and equity in our organization and we are extending this commitment to the construction of our new facilities. We are excited about the opportunities to include local businesses, including minority-owned, women-owned and small businesses as part of our organization-wide commitment to improve racial equity. 

Doing Business with Sherwin-Williams


If you would like to be considered as a prospective vendor or supplier for the project, please complete the Subcontractors - Vendors - Suppliers - Professional Services Firms Registration Form. If you have any questions regarding the form or process, please contact  info@weltygilbane.com.


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