Our History

Ed Pavlish founded Chemical Solvents Inc in 1970. Ed’s vision, insight, and strong leadership skills have built CSI into one of the strongest, most successful independent chemical distribution companies in the country today.

As the needs of our customers have changed, CSI has expanded to satisfy those needs. In addition to distribution of a full range of chemicals, CSI markets a full array of specialty products, custom formulated to meet specific customer needs. In 1979 we formed our Waste and Solvent Recycling division. Our modern Part B facility is fully permitted by local, state and federal authorities to safely handle our customer’s disposal and recycling needs.

In our effort to continue to provide value to our customers, CSI built a custom blending operation. Our blending capabilities include being able to handle flammable, viscous and complex solvent and liquid blends. This enables our customers to save money on insurance, labor and quality control costs.

As CSI moves to the future Ed Pavlish’s commitment to bring maximum value at competitive pricing remains at our core. The over 100 employees of Chemical Solvents Inc take deep pride in our history. Now we look forward to helping the customers of tomorrow see why we are the premier full service Chemical Distribution Company in the country.