Since the early 1900's, the Hillyard name has become synonymous with beautiful wood sports floors. When the company's founder, Newton S. Hillyard, first developed a finish to take the place of early oil dressings, the whole complexion of indoor sports changed for the better. Since that day, Hillyard has expanded its extensive research and development capabilities to maintain its leadership in wood gym floor care. Today, Hillyard continues to establish the standards of excellence for wood gym floor finishes and maintenance products.
Hillyard wood sports floor coating systems meet the most demanding needs. Hillyard coatings are renowned for their durability and have become the choice for major tournament floors and even the Basketball Hall of Fame! Hillyard is also the official sports floor care provider to The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Hillyard's impact on wood sports floor care is legendary. In the early years, today, and tomorrow, Hillyard's commitment to deliver proven sports floor care systems is unwavering.
Nowhere is this more evident than in the thousands of gyms that use Hillyard systems. In Hillyard's corporate headquarters an authentic copy of the first draft of the original rules of basketball is displayed proudly to serve as a constant reminder to deliver excellence. The original rules written by Dr. James A. Naismith on December 21st, 1891 were presented to the Hillyard Companies by Ian Naismith, grandson of the inventor of basketball.