In 1930, during the Great Depression, John Brush, Sr. and his brother-in-law, Willard Punnett, opened a small shop for the manufacture of safes. By sticking to a simple formula — quality products at reasonable prices through innovative engineering — the Brush-Punnett Company began to thrive.
Over the years, John Brush's three sons — Jack, Dick and Bob — joined the firm. The company name changed to Sentry Group in 1987, but we remain family-owned. Today, members of the third generation — Doug and Jim Brush — provide our leadership.
A global presence, Sentry Group today produces more fire-resistant chests, files, safes, security storage containers and gun safes than any other company in the world. Still, our founders' simple dedication — to quality, affordability and innovation — guides all that we do.