Mansfield Plumbing: Made for Real Life
April 20, 2015 / Stephanie Radebaugh

PERRYSVILLE, OHIO – Following extensive independent industry research, Mansfield Plumbing has launched a new brand message: Made for Real Life.

“We invested in both qualitative and quantitative research of distributors, plumbers, and other industry people to learn how they felt about all leading plumbing product manufacturers,” says Gary Pember, vice president of marketing for Mansfield Plumbing. “This research explored the needs and wants of each of these target audiences with the goal of helping us identify how Mansfield could best serve our customers.”

Findings of the study, which was conducted in early 2015 by Draper DNA, show that many plumbing manufacturers have complex structures, making it difficult for customers to do business with them.

“The results show that the majority of competitors to Mansfield are generally described as ‘aloof, impersonal and arrogant,'” says Pember. “We were hearing terms such as ‘hard to work with, complicated and unapproachable.’ On the flip side, these same people referred to Mansfield Plumbing as ‘the nice guys of the industry’ and used descriptions such as ‘uncomplicated, easy going, relatable and committed’ to describe our company.”

Results of the study — in particular the “wants” responses — have led Mansfield to identify their niche as being the manufacturer that makes life easier for customers.

“Our new brand message of Made for Real Life capitalizes on what we do best,” says Pember. “We’re easy to work with, our products are made in America and we have fast fulfillment/delivery. In essence, our products and services are Made for Real Life situations … and we offer them in a simple, straightforward way to the marketplace.”

Mansfield Plumbing has launched its new Made for Real Life branding with trade industry advertising, promotions, public relations and social media messaging.

“We value the relationship all our trade partners have with Mansfield,” says Pember. “Our goal will always be to focus on their needs and exceed expectations. We’re here to make their life easier, their product fulfillment smoother and their sales stronger. We believe that, by standing out with our simplicity, we’re going to stand ahead of the competition.”

Draper DNA is a full service marketing agency specializing in helping building products companies challenge the industry. Located in Raleigh, NC the company is led by industry veteran Shawn Draper. Visit for information.

Mansfield Plumbing precision manufactures millions of pieces of sanitaryware and bathware each year at its facilities in Perrysville and Big Prairie, Ohio and in Henderson, Texas. Founded in 1929, Mansfield Plumbing, which is owned by Corona, is a leading producer of top-quality, high-design, performance plumbing fixtures and fittings for use in residential, commercial and institutional markets. For more information, visit or call 877-850-3060.