O'KEEFFE'S COMPANY HISTORY
The roots of O'Keeffe's Company go back more than 20 years to an arid region on the California-Oregon border known as the Klamath Basin. Bill O'Keeffe was a rancher and diagnosed diabetic who loved his rigorous, physical work. The tough lifestyle, however, took its toll on his hands and feet. His daughter, Tara, seeing the pain caused by his chronically dry skin, was driven to find product that relieved her father’s severely dry, cracked skin.
Applying her skills as a pharmacist, Tara and her father spent years creating and testing various formulations mixed in her kitchen, until, many years later, she developed the basic formula for what has become O'Keeffe's Working Hands and, eventually, O’Keeffe’s for Healthy Feet.
Now, with the amazing quality of Bill and Tara O'Keeffe's formula, O’Keeffe’s Company is committed to carrying out their legacy—developing skin care solutions that work as hard as you do. O'Keeffe's Company is a family-owned business and is proud to support our workers, the backbone of every American community.
In 2015, O’Keeffe’s expanded their product line to include Working Hands and Healthy Feet in tubes. These are designed for those that prefer tubes for ease of use, portability and cleanliness but still want the same results provided by O’Keeffe’s jars.
In addition to great products, O'Keeffe's® is proud to be a great company! The Gorilla Glue Company, which owns the Gorilla Glue® and O’Keeffe’s® brands, prides itself on a family atmosphere and hardworking products. Our employees are our most important asset, and our company is dedicated to providing a healthy work culture centered on our core values.