About Faultless Starch/Bon Ami

About the Company

Faultless Building
Faultless Headquarters at sunset


Leadership - Major Beaham
Major Beaham





The Faultless Starch/Bon Ami Company is a privately owned business whose principal enterprise is manufacturing and marketing laundry, household cleaning products, home fragrance, and lawn & garden products, to consumer and commercial markets. The company headquarters, manufacturing plant, research laboratory, and distribution center are located in Kansas City, Missouri, USA.

In 1887, Major Thomas G. Beaham came to Kansas City and bought into a company selling coffee, tea, and spices, which was to become Beaham & Moffit. Later, Beaham & Moffit bought the formula for Faultless Starch from Bosworth Manufacturing, and renamed the business Faultless Starch Company.

Gordon T. Beaham, III
Gordon T. Beaham, III

In 1960, Gordon T. Beaham, III joined the company as the 4th generation of Beahams to lead. Known to his associates (employees) by his first name, Gordon, who possessed and exercised a far-reaching entrepreneurial spirit for the 50 plus years he led the company, pioneered the transformation of laundry starch from dry powder to an aerosol can; thus offering the time-saving convenience consumers were demanding, and still demand, in caring for clothes.

Gordon partnered with other small family companies domestically and around the world to: license aerosol starch to makers outside of the USA; export finished goods around the world; acquire Bon Ami and Kleen King powdered cleansers; import and make famous on TV- The Garden Weasel rotary cultivator; and more. His accomplishments infused the company with an enthusiasm for offering many new and different consumer products that still flourishes today.

The Beaham family has been at the helm of the company since its founding, with some family members serving the company for 50 years. After adding Bon Ami products to the line, the company again changed its name to Faultless Starch/Bon Ami Company in 1974. Today, the company continues to be led by the Beaham family.


Faultless Starch, Niagara Starch and Bon Ami Cleanser have rich heritages, well over a century old, and remain top sellers in today’s competitive market. The Faultless Starch/Bon Ami Company continues to delight consumers with products that address the needs of today’s world. We’re proud to feature the brands that households have trusted since the nineteenth century, and we’re excited about new insights and innovations for the future. Take a look at the many brands and products of the Faultless Starch/Bon Ami Company – and the rich history that has brought us to where we are today!

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