Our Story

Our Story

2018
May 15

1989

1989

Four Star Products Founded

In 1989, chemical formulator Rick Vaal and businessman Sam Lankford, both car enthusiasts, set out to create eco-friendly car care products in the industry while operating the business with passion, honesty, the highest ethical standards and above all quality formulations. The company began as Four Star Products and it didn't take long before word began to spread about this new manufacturer with the amazing new chemical formulated products.

May 15

1989

1989

The Lab Zone is Born

The manufacturing division of the company was renamed "The Lab Zone". The goal became to formulate and produce premium quality eco-friendly formulations with reduced application times, ease of use and longer lasting results, so enthusiasts could spend less time caring for their vehicles and more time enjoying them. The results were overwhelming and the Lab Zone grew quickly in sales and reputation to become a top private label brand in the USA.

May 15

2006

2006

Polycharger Breakthrough

The company patented and introduced a chemical additive like none ever seen before in the industry: PolyCharger, a revolutionary wax, polish and protectant additive that improved the quality, effectiveness, and longevity of every product... even those from competitors. PolyCharger instantly made each product longer lasting and more resilient. PolyCharger received rave reviews from customers and industry professionals alike.

May 15

2018

2018

USA Pride Launches

In an effort to make Polycharger products available to everyone, The Lab Zone wanted to dig deep into its roots and develop a brand that celebrates its origins. Made in the U.S.A. is more than a slogan at USA Pride. We're proud of our country, it's workers, and products, but most of all its veterans who have laid down their lives for more than 240 years so that we can enjoy a brand of freedom and democracy that no other nation has ever known. We're proud to be a USA manufacturer.