B.F. Rich to Cease Operations

February 8th, 2017 by Trey Barrineau

B.F. Rich Windows & Doors, a longtime manufacturer of vinyl replacement fenestration products headquartered in Newark, Del., has informed its employees and customers that it is closing.

“Unfortunately, despite a long legacy of achievements, B.F. Rich has experienced financial setbacks dating back to the beginning of the Great Recession in 2007,” said Terry Rex, vice president of sales and marketing, in an e-mail to DWM. “This situation could not be sustained.”

Rex said BF Rich employed about 130 people.

The company had notified dealers on Monday that it would be closing, sources told DWM earlier this week, and a receptionist who answered the phone at the company’s headquarters this morning confirmed that.

“This minute we are open, but we are closing any day,” she said.

B.F. Rich was founded in 1957 in Richardson Park, Del., by Benjamin Spiller, Frank Chaiken and Richard Guyer. (BF Rich is a combination of their names.) The company began operations in 5,000 square feet of leased space.

The company expanded in 1963 with the purchase of five acres in Stanton, Del., and the construction of a new home. The 25,000-square-foot office and manufacturing facility was expanded four times, adding 38,500 square feet to the plant for a total of 63,500 square feet.

In 1998, BF Rich built a 120,000-square-foot manufacturing facility at its current location in Newark, Del.

In 2013, BF Rich was a DWM Green Award honoree for its overall commitment to energy efficiency. The company was also recognized as a “2010 Top Seller” in the U.S. Department of Energy’s High-Performance R-5 Windows program for the third quarter of 2010 with its Cabernet Elite Green Shield triple-glazed window.

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  1. Do you have any info as to who, if anyone, will honor the warranty on BF Rich Windows and Doors? My whole house was re-done with their products, and I have 2 very expensive patio doors with fog in between the glass. They have a lifetime warranty, but what can I do? Any info you have would be greatly appreciated!
    Thanks!

  2. I need this information too. I have my entire half of my new edition in BF Rich windows and don’t know who I can contact for a screen issue.
    I think we are out of Luck Joanne
    I just went on the web to find a BF Rich distributor to learn they are out of business. I was going to put in their windows for the rest of my home!

  3. if anyone knows anything, my cell is 443-465-2827
    I live in Maryland

  4. I have two stationary windows 4×3 E-glass that have lost their seal and fog up in extremely cold weather. How do I get window insert replacements?

  5. We also have bf rich windows throughout house and are having fogging issues as well, if anyone finds what to do please notify me, I have asked bf rich tech who has serviced my home before via text but never a reply. I have asked him to please guide me who can fix windows warranty or no warranty, I have etched panes throughout house. Nfentress@cox.net

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