Finest Metal Plating, Coating, and Polishing

About Us

American Metal Finishing is a division of American Faucet and Coatings Corporation, which was founded in 1992. The high-end technical knowledge and skill in metal finishing have come out of American Faucet and Coatings Corporation’s ability to create and plate high-end kitchen and bathroom faucetry and hardware for more than 30 years. All this time the company has stayed true to its vision, and is now a recognized national leader in major metal plating, coating and polishing services inside and outside the faucet industry.

Our 60,000 square feet factory in San Diego County, California

American Metal Finishing got where it is today the American way — from the ground up. We began with just three employees and a dream, and built our reputation honestly, project by project and client by client.

Today, our metal-processing family is a hundred employees strong, and equipped to fulfill virtually any order size, from one part to 15,000 in our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility right here in San Diego, California.

Since 1999, we have been committed to producing the finest metal finishings. Throughout various industries, our metal finishings are renowned for their excellence, and for enhancing the quality and value of our clients’ premium metal products.

Charles C. Butler, Founder

The American Metal Finishing team has been bolstered to include quality-control inspectors, a dedicated welding department, a woodshop and even in-house prototype engineering and design, giving us the personnel and flexibility to provide our customers with a true one-stop shopping experience.

We were founded in 1992 and stayed true to our vision to become a recognized national leader in major metal-related plating, coating and polishing services.

Our Mission

Our mission is to utilize state-of-the art processes, cutting-edge technology, and good old-fashioned know-how and hard work to produce the finest, durable, showroom-ready metal coating and plating solutions to enhance the quality and value of premium metal products.

Team Leaders

Our dedicated professionals are working hard to make your project smooth and successful. Our management core is always ready to help answer your questions or guide you through the services we offer.

Charles C. Butler

Founder 1999

Charles C. Butler started American Faucet and Coatings Corporation in 1986 for the purpose of producing faucetry that met rigorous standards of quality. He grew the company both in size and capabilities into its current 60,000-square-feet modern manufacturing facility in Vista, California.

  • Original Dupont Corian fabricator in the United States in 1972
  • Former Vice President of Dixieline Lumber. Designed and built Dixieline Lumber Classics Collection in 1985.
  • General contractor and remodeling contractor since 1970
  • Chairman of the Board of the Copley Family YMCA in San Diego and served on the San Diego YMCA’s Board of Governors
  • Served on the Board of Directors of the Associated Building Contractors as Treasurer for five years
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Debbie Hambly

Senior Materials Manager

Debbie Hambly was part of the original founders of the Sigma Designer Faucetry in 1986. She is integral to all factory functions and operations. She is highly experienced with all manufacturing and processing activities of our business. Debbie has over 36 years of dedication and accomplishments at American Faucet and Coatings Corporation. Her knowledge and expertise makes her a trusted partner in all activities.

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Don Arnold

East Coast Regional Factory Representative

Engineering Faucet Maker

Consulting Engineer and Factory-to-Factory Agent since 1986

Don Arnold has spent more than 50 years dealing with plumbing products — roles that have included engineering, marketing and training. Over that span of years, he has been responsible for the development of many successful industry products (many based on his numerous patents), managed marketing for leading manufacturer s and served as the technical editor of Supply House Times. His long-running series on product education in that magazine, “The College of Product Knowledge,” was subsequently published in book form and has served as the standard industry training resource for many years. Don has been awarded more than 30 patents, is a speaker at many industry conferences internationally, and is a member of press party covering the ISH show in Frankfurt, Germany for many years.

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Belinda Wise

Strategic Sales and Business Development

West Coast Regional Factory Representative

Belinda has held numerous key management positions in the plumbing and automotive industry, with 30+ years of progressive roles in engineering, manufacturing, sales and marketing and executive management. She has been in the plumbing industry for over 15 years, most notably with Ideal Standard in Brussels and then Neoperl in Switzerland and Germany for 11 years. After 20 of those years in Europe, it was time to settle back in the USA and start on a new path offering strategic sales and business development support.

Belinda has a Bachelor’s degree in engineering from Ohio State University and obtained her MBA from the University of Cincinnati. She brings a wealth of knowledge and understanding about global business development and customer relationships.

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Many of our factory-trained professionals have been employed with the company 10 years or more, and all of our supervisors have been here for at least 15 years, so you can rest assured that no one is “learning on the job” on your projects.

We offer the highest level of professionalism in the industry because we have trained our people from the ground up. So you and your customers reap the rewards of having trained professionals working on your project that know how to produce an on-time, quality product.

Our workforce is trained to plate, coat and finish our way—which is to say the right way. Everyone on our team is a highly skilled professional that can plate over the toughest surfaces and get it right 100% of the time — no exceptions.

Workplace Diversity

We are privileged to operate in a highly diverse working environment, both within the factory and on the administrative side of the business.


Top Level Management

American Metal Finishing also qualifies as a recognized woman-owned business.

Supplier Diversity

Our business has offered us the fascinating opportunity to operate globally. It has been our pleasure to do business with suppliers of all racial, ethnic and religious backgrounds.