Riteks is a leading industrial chemical supplier for specialty applications for oilfields, construction, coatings, adhesives, and sealants, and custom chemical manufacturing. From our state-of-the-art facilities in Houston and McKinney, Texas, Riteks takes a dual approach, through leading edge portfolio products and customized product blends, to helping our customers with targeted solutions and technologies for the most demanding environments. We are known for our industry expertise and unparalleled service. 

Each business unit team has both broad and deep industry experience, benefitting our customers from the moment of first contact. At their disposal is a distribution network and logistics planning on par with larger industry players. Since we know downtime is not an option for our customers, we have built our company around their needs, environmental demands, sustainability considerations, and location of inventory and operations.

We are committed to innovation, whether it’s developing formulations and additives for oilfield drilling or multi-functional coatings for challenging applications for industrial or marine facilities. Our products are critical to optimizing construction concrete, metal building materials, marine manufacturing, and all manner of oil and gas exploration. Big things happen around the world because Riteks and its products are ready to help get the job done and protect materials and products. 

Riteks operates to the very highest standards of the chemical manufacturing industry, maintaining ISO certification (ISO 9001:2015), as well as certification according to responsible distribution standards set by the Alliance for Chemical Distribution (ACD).  We maintain a rigorous compliance program, meeting or exceeding all standards for chemical manufacturing and distribution for a host of government agencies. As an active member of the ACD, Riteks adheres to the following Responsible Distribution Guiding Principles as part of its ongoing certification and compliance.

In 2019, we increased our commitment to specialty chemical manufacturing, doubling down on our toll blending and contract chemical manufacturing businesses with the opening of our new 36,000 square foot building in Houston. Our new manufacturing platform, H3-rated for handling solvents, corrosives, flammables, and other toxic chemicals, truly sets Riteks apart, with unprecedented resources for our people and our clients to develop high-performance solutions together.

As we forge ahead in our fourth decade, Riteks proudly serves a worldwide customer base that knows we are always there to serve their needs with the best facilities, resources, and veteran technical team. 

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Riteks founder Edward Boss comes by his entrepreneurial spirit honestly. Growing up in a business-oriented family, he earned a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Wisconsin and a master of business administration degree from the University of Texas – Dallas. After a couple of stops at large corporations like Union Carbide and Air Products and Chemicals, Edward decided to create a company at the intersection of his love of business and love of chemistry, launching a chemical distributorship focused on helping customers take specialty, unique chemicals and assist them how to formulate and improve their own products.

In the very early stages of the chemical distributor business, one of the company’s largest customers presented a new opportunity that the team was well qualified to pursue. Put simply, the customer desired some expertise from a company to provide the services of procuring raw materials, blending, packaging, and shipping final product. Edward and his team had the expertise and quickly realized that providing the toll blending services alongside the distribution operation created tremendous value to their customer base, and Riteks was born.

Since its beginnings in 1989, Riteks has grown to be the specialty chemical provider of choice for high-performance products used in diverse industries like oil and gas, construction, coatings, sealants, and adhesives. With a state-of-the-art chemical manufacturing facility in Houston opened in early 2019, along with the manufacturing facility in McKinney, TX, Riteks is committed to maintaining its leadership position in developing solutions, manufacturing, sales, and service.

Through the years, Edward Boss has also dedicated Riteks to the requirements of chemical safety, sustainability, product stewardship, and responsible distribution.  Edward believes that there is no better organization to guide and assist with these imperative requirements than ACD, the Alliance for Chemical Distribution (ACD).  He has held multiple positions over 25 years with ACD and currently serves as the Vice Chairman of ACD’s Executive Board.

Now, more than ever, Riteks is built for performance—elite chemical products for the industries we serve and an uncompromising approach to customer service based on access, responsiveness, and turnaround. We are making the necessary investments in the people, partnerships, product development, and facilities around the country to position ourselves to better meet customer needs for years to come. Riteks is ready.

As a guest on the Distribution Talk podcast, Riteks’ Founder, Ed Boss tells his business journey.

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