About Aboff’s Paint Stores
Serving Nassau & Suffolk County
In 1929, David and Beatrice Aboff moved from New York City to open the first Aboff’s White Paint Store in Huntington, NY. It’s purpose was to serve Long Island’s local trade and Gold Coast residences.
In those days, paint only came in white and color had to be mixed into it according to the customer’s requirements. Aboff’s often delivered paint to the Gold Coast estates by horse drawn carriage.
In the mid 1940s, David Aboff’s oldest son Melvin entered into the family business and helped open their second store in nearby Huntington Station. By 1957, David’s other son Herbert entered into business as well. Two years later, they opened their third paint store 10 miles away, in East Northport. In 1964, a fourth store was opened in Centereach. After that, a chain of paint stores named the Orange Front Paint stores were acquired by the Aboff’s in the early 1990’s.
Throughout the years, the Aboff’s family has taken the opportunity to grow their business and store locations. Their most recent acquisition was the addition of 7 Janovic Paint stores.
Today, Aboff’s is still able to boast that they are still a family owned and operated Long Island business. You can find 33 Aboff’s paint stores across Nassau and Suffolk counties. The company is currently being led by a third generation of Aboff’s, which include Michael, Rod and Donna Aboff. Donna joined the business in 1970, followed by Michael in 1976, and finally Rod in 1984.
The fourth generation now proudly carries on the tradition of the family business with the addition of Matthew Aboff, who joined the team in 2008.