The Merit Difference

Merit combines traditional craftsmanship with modern technology to ensure that our products stand the test of time, just as we have. Our hardware is handcrafted at our factory outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Merit products are proudly made in America, as they have been since 1876. Many of our techniques have been in use from the time of our founding; while we’ve embraced new technology throughout our history, we refuse to sacrifice quality for the sake of convenience.
At every step along the manufacturing process, our skilled craftspeople pay keen attention to detail, ensuring that every piece of Merit hardware meets our exacting standards of excellence. The results speak for themselves. Merit has been honored to produce the Presidential Eagle that rests atop the flagpoles throughout the White House, including those that can be seen flanking the President during Oval Office addresses. Our hardware established a standard of beauty and quality on majestic sailing vessels that has influenced the look of architectural hardware in the world’s finest homes.
Some of the products that were featured in our catalogues in 1876 are still available today. That alone speaks for the timeless elegance, proven quality, and impeccable craftsmanship that Merit has delivered for more than a century.