RIVCO became a locally-owned company again in November 2005, when the management team bought it back from the previous owners. According to RIVCO President and CEO Lynn Bartley, the move will ensure “a continuation of the dedicated service we provide to our valued customers, and long-term stability for our associates."
The new ownership team includes Bartley, Operations VP Armand Plourde, Marketing & Business Development VP Don Bealko, Sales VP Richard Hinch and CFO Timothy Larkin. Between them, they have far more than 100 years experience in the building products industry.
Founded in 1962, RIVCO is one of New England’s largest producers and wholesale distributors of building materials sold directly to the contractor trade. We produce product locally at production facilities in Penacook and Nashua, NH, and represent nationally-branded products in all product categories.
Easy navigation, a huge selection of decorative drawer pulls and hardware online, and links to virtual kitchen design previews are all features of RIVCO’s newest web site, at www.rivcokitchens.com.
RIVCO’s cabinet lines, including Aristokraft, Decora, Diamond and others, are featured, in addition to laminate, solid surface and stone countertop selections, and comfort and convenience accessories for kitchens and baths. Users can also link to an Aristokraft site that allows virtual views of wood species, door style and finish combinations for cabinets.
RIVCOkitchens.com is also RIVCO’s first foray into online sales, with its link to the RIVCOkitchens Hardware Gallery. There, customers can search by key words, manufacturers, fast availability and other options, and then choose from thousands of knobs, drawers pulls, hinges and other items available from dozens of manufacturers.
If you want the traditional look of wood for your porch or deck, but can do without the painting, staining and maintenance that goes with it, RIVCO has two new lines that are a perfect choice - WeatherBest composite decking, and maintenance-free vinyl railing systems from Fairway. WeatherBest decking cuts, drills and installs like wood, and was a 2 to 1 choice over other composite decking materials in a recent survey. Fairway railing systems are made from 100% virgin vinyl that is guaranteed to last a lifetime. Styles in include square and turned posts and balusters, and several railing profiles, all in traditional New England white.
Hot on the heels of its introduction, the Insul-Tilt Plus window from RIVCO is now available with maintenance-free sash as an option. The cellular vinyl sashes also have simulated divided lites and a paintable/stainable interior surface, for a beautiful look and added curb appeal.
In addition to the maintenance-free sashes, the Insul-Tilt Plus can also be ordered with premium wood sashes that are either primed or pre-finished on the exterior side. All RIVCO Insul-Tilt Plus windows are backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty.
Saving home builders time and money is an ongoing challenge.
RIVCO’s unique maintenance-free vinyl eastern casing trim,
which gives it’s highly successful Town & Country Collection™ the appearance of a wood window, was introduced over four years
ago is now available as a factory applied option.
For singles, mulls, picture windows and half-rounds, contractors
just specify the eastern casing trim option for any window, and
the windows are delivered to the job site with casings and sill
already applied. The newest Town & Country windows are also
prepped with a new easy to install stool cap.
Prompted by the great demand for the field-applied trim kits designed
for Town & Country windows, which are still available and
adds tremendous curb appeal, and has helped make the Town & Country Collection the best-selling new construction vinyl window
available in New England.
A unique and quality-crafted look can now be imparted to
any home using the new Classic Casing line of interior moldings,
available exclusively from RIVCO.
The Classic Casing line has been meticulously researched and painstakingly
crafted to match the artistic and quality standards of the master
builders and designers of bygone years. These superior-quality
wood trim packages replicate the scale and detail discerning homeowners
seek, at a price the cost-conscious will appreciate.
Available standard in poplar - chosen for its ability to
take stains and paints - Classic Casing can also be ordered
in a variety of other hardwoods, including maple, oak and cherry.
Custom profiles are available, as well, as are profiles made to
match those in older homes with trim that is no longer readily
The warmth of wood plus the maintenance-free convenience
of vinyl?! That’s what you get with the new Insul-Tilt®
Plus from RIVCO.
For more than 25 years, New England’s builders have depended
on Insul-Tilt, RIVCO’s best-selling wood window. And now
it comes with rot-proof rigid vinyl sill, stop and eastern casing,
for a virtually maintenance-free exterior and a look that is beautiful
both inside and out.
Insul-Tilt Plus windows also feature easy tilt-in sash, warm-edge
technology, high-performance weather-stripping, and optional grilles-between-the-glass.
They also meet Energy Star® guidelines with the low-e + argon
glazing option, and have a limited lifetime warranty.
For a beautiful wood window that will last a lifetime, choose
the new Insul-Tilt Plus, from RIVCO.
Aristokraft Earns Good Housekeeping Seal
Aristokraft, one of the fine lines in the MasterBrand family of
cabinets for the entire home distributed by RIVCO, has earned
the Good Housekeeping Seal, indicating that Aristokraft cabinets
meet the same standards of quality that consumers expect from
all Good Housekeeping Seal holders. According to a national survey,
more than 95% of all women recognize the Seal as proof of a products
superiority and promise that it will perform as represented.
RIVCO is the largest northeast distributor of Aristokraft cabinets,
and also sells Diamond and Decora cabinets from MasterBrand. In
keeping with its policy of exemplary service to homebuilders and
remodelers throughout New England; and thanks to a special arrangement
with MasterBrand, RIVCO makes many Aristokraft styles and colors
available in seven days or less.
RIVCO Expands Corporate Showroom - 5.24.02
RIVCO recently expanded the Design Center at its corporate
headquarters in Penacook, NH. The renovated Design Center includes
14 new kitchen displays in 1,300 square feet of showroom, along
with many window, door and custom millwork displays.
Kitchen displays include products from MasterBrand Cabinets, the second largest
supplier of kitchens in the United States. Aristokraft cabinets from MasterBrand,
recently recognized with the Good Housekeeping Seal, are prominently featured.
Also on display are cabinets from the semi-custom Decora line in a wide range
of styles and wood species; and new Diamond cabinets, including stunning curved-front
Window displayed include the RIVCO Insul-Tilt® and maintenance-free Town & Country
Collection lines. A selection of interior doors include the Impression
mirrored door and the Pro-Core (sound deadening) door from Jeld-Wen. Entrance
doors featured are both metal and fiberglass, from a variety of well-respected
RIVCO's Design Center and corporate headquarters in Penacook are just minutes
north of Concord, at Exit 17 off I-93.
RIVCO Makes A Good Impression - 4.10.02
Impression mirror doors, from DoorCraft, have been added to the interior door
offerings available from RIVCO.
These beautiful new doors showcase a beveled mirror that visually enlarges
bedrooms, bathrooms and closet areas. The second side features a classic Colonial
or Bostonian six-panel design.
Impression doors are constructed with a triple laminated veneer lumber stile
for superior stability, which virtually eliminates bowing. The mirror is impact-resistant
glass. They can be used in swinging, bypass and pocket door applications, and
are available in five popular sizes.
RIVCO Celebrates 40th Anniversary -
RIVCO marks its 40th year of sales and service to New England homebuilders
and remodelers during 2002. From its beginnings as a local manufacturer of
millwork and windows then known as Riverside Millwork Corporation, with a
small plant beside the Merrimack River in Penacook, New Hampshire, RIVCO
has grown to into the largest manufacturer and distributor of windows, doors,
kitchens and architectural millwork in New England, serving all six states
from nine locations. RIVCOs manufacturing and warehousing facility
in Penacook is now more than 220,000 square feet, and an additional warehouse
and countertop manufacturing facility is located in Nashua, New Hampshire.
President and CEO Lynn Bartley attributes RIVCOs growth and success to
a builder-driven dedication to uncompromising quality and service, and to concentrating
on those products most desired by New England homeowners. In the past several
years the focus has been on energy-conserving and low maintenance products,
including vinyl and clad windows and doors, maintenance-free exterior moldings,
and energy-efficient glazing systems.
RIVCO innovations such as Insul-Tilt®, the markets first easy tilt-in
wood windows, were followed in the mid-1990s by New Englands first all-welded
vinyl window with applied wall extensions. RIVCO then built on that introduction
with its very successful Town & Country Collection of vinyl windows
and patio doors. RIVCO has also been a primary partner with Hurd for many years.
Hurd is the acknowledged leader in glazing science, with Heat Mirror glass
and other technology that allows fine-tuning of windows for insulation, ultra-violet
and sound management characteristics.
RIVCO Opens Another New Door - 3.09.02
Continuing to expand its low maintenance offerings, RIVCO is now
carrying a smooth-finish fiberglass entry door from Benchmark.
In addition to durability and dent resistance, this door will
not rust, has a reinforced lock block for added security, and
provides five times the insulation value of a standard wood entry
door. Many trim and glass options are available.
RIVCO Is Honored At Home
Builders Convention - 2.19.02
RIVCO, New England's largest distributor of windows, doors, kitchens
and architectural millwork, received its seventh Gold Award
from Hurd Millwork Corporation at the recent National Association
of Home Builders convention in Atlanta, Georgia. The award recognizes
Hurd distributors for sales and service excellence.
Hurd manufactures extensive lines of windows and patio doors incorporating
glazing options that improve energy efficiency, help control ultraviolet
light, and provide sound-deadening capability. The companys
recently-introduced Monument series of vinyl windows with Heat
Mirror® glazing is one of the most energy-efficient windows
available from any manufacturer. RIVCO is the leading Hurd distributor
in the northeast.
New Town & Country
Vinyl Patio Door Available - 12.10.01
RIVCO's incredibly successful Town & Country Collection
now includes new construction windows, replacement windows and
its most recent addition, the Town & Country Vinyl Patio Door.
This fully-welded sliding patio door features double-pane insulated
glass with low-e and low-e plus argon options; an attractive stylized
handle; integral nail fin and J-channel; and a rigid aluminum
screen. It is available with colonial or diamond grilles-between-glass;
key locks, kick locks and security bars; and is in stock for 5,
6 and 9-foot widths and 3-foot stationary panels. All-vinyl eastern
casing trim kits are also available for these doors.
Diamonds Are a Cook's Best Friend - 11.20.01
RIVCO is now offering a full selection of Diamond cabinets for
your kitchen, bath or any other room of your home. Diamond cabinets,
from MasterBrand, come in more than 200 style and finish combinations,
with dozens of options and accessories. Filling a niche between
the stock offerings in the Aristokraft line and the semi-custom
Decora line, Diamond cabinets are available in three pricing tiers,
so that virtually any kitchen budget can be accommodated. To see
these beautiful new Diamond cabinets, stop by any one of RIVCO's
nine convenient showrooms and design centers throughout New England.
Looking for Peace and Quiet?
Here's Your Door - 10.22.01
Finally, and innovation in interior doors - the new ProCore Quiet
Door from DoorCraft / Jeld-Wen. ProCore doors are just as
quiet but less expensive than most solid wood doors, and up to
50 percent quieter than hollow-core doors. For bathrooms, laundry
rooms, studies, bedrooms - for any room where you'd like it quiet
- ProCore doors are a perfect choice, and they're available from
Two More DoorCraft Doors
Added to RIVCO Offering - 10.22.01
In addition to the ProCore Quiet Door, there are two additional
interior door choices from DoorCraft now available at RIVCO. The
Wide Stile door is designed for classic looks and durability,
and is perfect for condominiums, apartment buildings and other
residential applications. The Impression door is designed to be
both functional and beautiful, with a beveled mirror showcased
on one side, and either a Colonial or Bostonian six-panel design
on the other. Ask your RIVCO sales representative about either
of these beautiful interior doors from DoorCraft.
RIVCO Recognized for Commitment
to NH Builders - 9.11.01
RIVCO, New England's largest distributor of windows, doors, kitchens
and architectural millwork, was recently recognized by the Home
Builders & Remodelers Association of New Hampshire as the
2001 Associate Member of the Year. RIVCO has been serving the
home building community for forty years and received the award
for efforts to improve and maintain the home building industry
at the 13th Annual HBRANH Sales & Marketing (SAM) Awards.
Vinyl Replacement Windows
Now Available from Hurd - 8.16.01
The innovative glazing technologies pioneered by Hurd now come
in a line of double-hung vinyl replacement windows available from
RIVCO. In addition to the maintenance-free benefits and durability
of vinyl, all Hurd replacement windows meet NFRC rating guidelines,
and can be configured with a number of energy-efficient glazing
options that take advantage of Hurd's Heat Mirror technology.
For beauty, durability and outstanding energy performance, these
new windows from Hurd are a great choice.
Therma-Tru Fiberglass Doors
Now Available - 5.22.01
RIVCO is now carrying three lines of fiberglass doors by Therma-Tru,
all of which have the benefits, but none of the disadvantages,
of wood doors. They are energy-efficient, won't split or warp
and, unlike steel doors, they also won't dent or rust, saving
time and money on potential repairs and adding to warranty life.
The three lines include Smooth Star, a compression molded door
with a smooth paint-grade surface; Fiber Classic, featuring the
look and feel of wood without wood's disadvantages, enhanced by
superior fiberglass technology; and Classic Craft, with premium
touches including raised wood graining and a wide variety of decorative
glass options, for extra visual appeal.
Our Newest Countertop Material?
Quartz! - 4.16.01
Zodiaq® surface material, new from Dupont, has come to New
England, and is available at RIVCO's nine showrooms and Design
Centers. Zodiaq® is an engineered stone material composed
of 93% quartz. Available in 16 vibrant colors that both catch
and reflect light, it is exceptionally hard (7 on a scale to 10),
dense and non-porous, requires no sealing, and is scratch and
stain resistant. Best of all, it comes with a 10-year warranty
against product defects. Ask your RIVCO salesperson about Zodiaq®
quartz surface material today!
Vinyl Pediments Are Tops
Now in stock are matching vinyl pediment heads for RIVCO's Town
& Country Collection of vinyl new construction windows.
Specially produced by Mid-America Building Products, the pediments
are stocked in 43" and 73" standard widths which are
adaptable to all single window and mull configurations, with or
without eastern casing, when cut and used with the optional keystone.
RIVCO Vinyl Eastern Casing
Half-Rounds Now Available - 3.6.01
The demand for vinyl eastern casing trim kits for RIVCO's hugely
successful Town & Country Collection of vinyl windows
for new construction has prompted the addition to stock of half-round
kits in several popular sizes for singles, mulls, picture and
extended half-round windows. The patent pending RIVCO vinyl eastern
casing trim kits install in just minutes on the job site, providing
excellent curb appeal with the maintenance-free durability of
RIVCO Stocking New Vinyl
Swing Patio Doors - 2.14.01
A new line of maintenance-free swing patio doors by PVC Architectural
is now available from RIVCO. These new swing patio doors have
multi-chamber Galvanized steel- reinforced construction for thermal
efficiency, and will never rust, warp or swell. They also feature
standard multi-point locking system for safety, astragal moldings
that allow full door opening, and individually opening twin doors
with their own handles and invisible locks. All this, plus a twenty-year
Monument Swing Patio Door
Debuts - 8.29.00
RIVCO now offers the Monument Swing Patio Door from Hurd, an all-vinyl
swing patio door with maintenance-free performance, energy efficient
glazing and a durable full length hinge. Monument doors are also
the only vinyl swing patio doors on the market with a Heat Mirror
glazing option, making them among the most energy-efficient vinyl
doors available. Monument Swing Patio Doors complement the other
products in the Monument line, including double-hung, casement
and awning windows, and sliding patio doors. They are available
in several stock sizes.
Semi-Custom and Custom Trim Lines Now
Available - 7.7.00
For discerning homeowners seeking a look not available everywhere
else, RIVCO now offers custom and semi-custom architectural millwork,
in addition to the standard lines available at most lumber and
RIVCO's semi-custom line includes 4 window and door casings, 2
base moldings, 2 crown moldings and 1 chair rail. Readily available
in oak, poplar and northern pine, these millwork pieces can also
be made in from any client-specified wood, including maple, cherry,
birch, mahogany and others.
RIVCO also makes custom configurations of many millwork pieces
available according to client-specified designs. Perfect for the
contractor who is building several homes in a development and
seeks a distinctive signature, these custom trim options are available
for a minimum number of linear feet per design, and the client
retains the molding knives used in manufacture.
For more information about RIVCO semi-custom and custom millwork,
call 1-800-99-RIVCO or your RIVCO salesperson.
Finished Stairs in Fewer Steps - 4.16.00
RIVCO now offers pre-fabricated stairways, available in many style
options and a variety of wood species, including #2 yellow pine
typical of basement access stairs, oak, maple and other hardwoods.
Built to customer specifications and delievered to job sites,
RIVCO prefabricated stair assemblies reduce labor requirements
by eliminating site-built cutting and assembly. Contractors need
only install a finished stairway and trim it out.
RIVCO Now Hurd's
Exclusive New England Distributor - 12.1.99
RIVCO and Hurd have extended their 20-year partnership with the
announcement that Hurd wood windows and patio doors and Hurd's
Monument line of vinyl windows and patio doors will now be available
exclusively in New England from RIVCO.
Hurd windows have become the leading choice for many contractors
and homeowners throughout New England because of their excellent
craftsmanship, beauty and industry-leading energy efficiency.
Featuring Heat Mirror and other glazing options, Hurd windows
provide greater energy savings and give homeowners the ability
to fine-tune their windows to meet varying weather and sunlight
RIVCO has been Hurd's primary distributor in New England for many
years. Builders and homeowners with questions or interest in Hurd
and Monument windows and patio doors are encouraged to visit any
one of RIVCO's eight New England showrooms and design centers.
Eastern Casing Option for Town &
Country Takes Off - 11.24.99
The maintenance-free all-vinyl eastern casing kits for RIVCO's
Town & Country windows have become the most sought-after item
in recent memory. The combination of beautiful aesthetics and
curb appeal, along with the maintenance-free durability of vinyl,
has made this a desirable option for discerning builders.
Developed in response to numerous requests from customers, the
kits come pre-cut for individual window sizes, including mullions
and half-rounds, and include an all-vinyl sill nosing extrusion
that replicates the look of a wood sill. End caps, hardware and
instructions are included for each window.
Aristokraft Sails To Nantucket - 11.19.99
With its boldly sculpted contours, square raised center panel, full overlay door
and smooth thermofoil finish, the new Nantucket style cabinet from Aristokraft
is a sure winner. Available at all RIVCO showrooms and design centers in either
a white or antique finish, Nantucket cabinets provide an air of exclusivity and
fashionable taste that complements any lifestyle.
Monument Sliding Patio Door Now In Stock - 11.19.99
RIVCO has expanded its availability of Monument sliding patio
doors from Hurd, adding most standard sizes as stock items. Monument
doors are the only vinyl sliding patio doors on the market with
Heat Mirror glazing option, making it one of the most energy-efficient
vinyl doors available. They are NFRC rated, meet EnergyStar guidelines
and come with a limited lifetime warranty.
Kingston and Madison Styles Added To Decora Line -
The Decora line of kitchen cabinets has added two new styles -
Kingston and Madison. The Kingston style is features arched raised
panel doors, while square raised panels are featured in the Madison
style. Both styles combine a new wide rail design with the distinctive
characteristics of hickory and cherry woods, and can be seen at
all RIVCO showrooms and design centers.
Aluminum-Clad Arch Head Casement Now Available - 10.24.99
RIVCO is now offering an aluminum-clad arch head casement window
manufactured by Hurd. With the ability to bend thick, durable
aluminum cladding into an arch without crimping the metal, Hurd
has created a window that is virtually maintenance-free.
Offering homeowners, builders and architects more design options,
the new window is available in most of the same sizes as standard
Hurd casement windows, and can be mulled together in combinations
up to five wide.