Where It All Began: The Story of Pieter Christian Richard

In the years leading up to 1909, Pieter Christian “P.C.” Richard paved the way for the next 107 years. P.C. was born in Amsterdam, Holland in 1880. He traveled to America when he was 18 years old in pursuit of the American Dream. It was in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, NY that P.C. laid the foundation of his family’s hardware store that his son, Alfred J. Richard (A.J.), our founder, would later transform into a regional appliance retailer and what P.C. Richard & Son is today.

On May 31, 1899, P.C. stepped off the 4,500-ton steamship, Spaarndam, and walked down the gangway in hopes of building a prosperous new life. P.C.’s older brother, Edward, arrived in America a few years earlier, … Read more...

4 Ways a Wall Bed Can Change Your Life!

Have you ever thought of getting a wall bed or what some call a Murphy bed? Adding a wall bed to your home will be one of the best decorating decisions you’ve ever made! From the outside, a wall bed looks as though it’s a wardrobe closet, but inside is a hidden pull-out bed that offers supreme comfort. Owning a hideaway bed can be beneficial in so many different ways, adding ultimate convenience to your life. Browse our broad selection of wall beds in many different sizes, styles, and colors.

Save Space

If you live in a small apartment or want to save some space in your home, a wall bed could be the perfect solution. If sleeping in a … Read more...

5 Reasons to Get a Headboard or Upholstered Bed

A new headboard or upholstered bed can be the perfect addition and can completely transform the overall look of your bedroom. Whether you prefer colorful and funky, sleek and modern, or rich and tufted, we’ve got a HUGE assortment to choose from. Browse our brand-new selection of headboards & upholstered beds.

Transform the Look of Your Bedroom 

A headboard or upholstered bed will give your bedroom a cozy and elegant vibe. Similar to a work of art hung on the wall, a headboard or upholstered bed acts as a focal point. Adding one can really complete the look and feel of your room. You can even match it to other accent pieces in your room such as artwork or … Read more...

Help Me Sleep! 8 Tips to Get a Better Night’s Sleep

Feeling exhausted? Unable to sleep through the night? Here’s some tips to help you fall asleep faster and sleep peacefully.

1.) The Right Mattress Makes All the Difference!

Are you waking up in the morning feeling stiff and achy? Looking forward to vacationing so you could get a better night’s sleep on a hotel mattress? Can’t even remember the last time you bought a new mattress? There’s a good chance your current mattress is no longer providing the support you need, especially if it’s seven or more years old. If your mattress has become worn, saggy, and lumpy, this is a telltale sign that it’s time to be replaced. Nothing beats a good night’s sleep, and sleeping on a proper … Read more...

We Service What We Sell: a Value from the Very Beginning

P.C. Richard & Son has built a reputation of Honesty, Integrity, and Reliability since 1909–and this is why it’s so important to us to service what we sell. Our founder, Alfred J. Richard (A.J.), made it his mission to build a reputation for service and reliability throughout the years. He was always extremely passionate about providing quick and reliable assistance to his customers. After all, he was only a child when he began to develop his love for customer service! “By the time I was seven, I was waiting on customers after school, becoming an all-round hardware clerk,” he once said.

A.J. developed the basis of “We Service What We Sell” during the Golden Age of Radio. In 1929, A.J. Read more...

Positive Vibes, Health, & Relaxation: All the Tools for a Great 2017!

2017 is almost here, and lots of people are beginning to think about their New Year’s resolutions. If your resolution is centered around increasing positive vibes and mindset, focusing on health, or taking the time to relax, we’ve got just the right tools to help you achieve your goals! Making a change for the better can involve even the slightest change. For instance, getting a new pillow can help your goal in getting a better night’s sleep. Or getting a slow cooker can promote relaxation: you relax while the Crock-Pot does the cooking! Let’s take a look at some ideas that can help you reach your goals in 2017:

Promoting Positive Vibes & Happiness

 

Walt Whitman once said, “Keep your … Read more...

How to Make Keurig Peppermint Hot Chocolate

This decadent, holiday-themed hot chocolate can be made with a Keurig or with your microwave. It’s super easy-to-make, and it’s the perfect drink to serve with dessert during the holidays. But don’t forget to save some for Santa!

Ingredients

  • Keurig hot chocolate pod
  • Peppermint coffee creamer
  • Whipped cream
  • Chocolate syrup
  • Candy cane or peppermint candies

Directions 

Make the hot chocolate with your Keurig or microwave. Stir in some peppermint coffee creamer. (Add more or less based on preference.) Add whipped cream on top, and then drizzle chocolate syrup over the whipped cream for an extra chocolaty taste. Smash up the peppermint candies inside of a plastic bag and sprinkle on top. Add a candy cane in as a stirrer … Read more...

All the Holiday Tastes Stovetop Mix

Remember the sweet smells of the holidays permeating throughout your grandparents’ home as delicious treats were cooking on the stove? For many, holiday dishes can bring us back to some of our favorite childhood memories. Cinnamon, chestnuts, and peppermint are delicious ingredients and also happen to make the home smell like a winter wonderland!

With holiday-themed ingredients, this quick and easy-to-make recipe is just as tasty as it smells! It’s also the perfect side dish to serve during the season. Your guests will love all of the different spices and tastes, and it’s also a healthy choice! It’s a one-pot-stop recipe (aside from boiling some rice in an additional pot). So get your largest non-stick fry pan ready … Read more...

Perks of P.C. Richard & Son: It’s All About Work Well Done

Employee pricing is going on right now on appliances and select mattresses. You pay what we pay, not a penny more! It’s a taste of what it’s like to be a team member. But great prices aren’t our only perk… it’s an incredible place to work! Each and every one of our employees play a role in what P.C. Richard & Son is today, a team of over 2,700 dedicated and talented workers. We have 107 years of rich history and five generations of Honesty, Integrity, and Reliability to inspire us. The truest reward is the sunshine in our hearts and loving what we do. Let’s take a look at some of the greatest parts of working here:

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Tips to Make Black Friday Shopping Fun & SIMPLE!

memAre you ready for the Black Friday craziness? Long lines, door busters, shopping on Thanksgiving… just kidding!

Your friends at P.C. Richard & Son are here to help keep Black Friday SIMPLE! Between our Black Friday Price Guarantee (*see our low price guarantee for details) and employee pricing on appliances, select mattresses, and more, we’ve got you covered with HUGE savings. We’ve even got your back with everything from exceptional customer service, installation, and servicing… it’s a VIP experience! We’ve even created some tips to make your shopping experience easy, fun, and enjoyable. With us on your side… you’ll be the ultimate #gifthero this holiday season.

Use Our Store Locator

If you don’t already know where your local P.C. Richard … Read more...