Saving the Environment, One pureWash Pro at a Time

How does pureWash Pro help the environment?

The pureWash Pro is a revolutionary laundry sanitizing solution that’ll help you save time, money, and the environment, all while keeping your clothes cleaner and fresher than ever. It’s the little things that make a BIG difference… reducing your impact on the environment and helping to keep the planet beautiful and sustainable is sometimes as simple as changing the way you do your wash.

Laundry detergent contains ingredients that have a negative impact on the environment, polluting our waterways. Using the pureWash Pro is a healthier, safer, and smarter way to do laundry with little to no detergent. You’ll save hundreds of dollars per year and reduce energy costs with this environmentally-friendly, cold … Read more...

P.C. Richard & Son Surprises the Dwight D. Eisenhower Senior Center

The Dwight D. Eisenhower Senior Center in Bridgeport, Connecticut is a state-funded, community-based recreation center for older adults. Their location sees hundreds of war veterans and seniors weekly, and the center helps to make a difference in their lives.

Considering the center has a small budget, Gregg Richard (President & CEO) and P.C. Richard & Son chose to surprise the Dwight D. Eisenhower Senior Center with a 50″ TV to add a little extra entertainment and fun to their center. The TV was installed on a wall, and they were very happy about this new addition.

…Not long after the TV was installed, Frank G. (district manager) and Mike D. (sales trainer for the state of Connecticut) visited to see … Read more...

30 Things to Do Around Your Fire Pit This Summer

Make any evening memorable with the magic of a fire pit. Picture this: you’re sitting outside with your family on a beautiful night, and the sun is beginning to set. An imaginary paintbrush creates a cotton candy sky of pink and blue that slowly morphs into vibrant streaks of magenta and orange. Soon, a vast, cobalt sky covered in twinkling stars is overhead, and a cozy, crackling fire gives off a warm glow. When night falls, the light of the fire will keep your summer gathering going even longer. With a fire pit set, you can enjoy summer nights to the fullest. You’ve got the perfect scenery, and now all you’re missing are some fun things to do!

Here’s … Read more...

John LaRegina, Senior Buyer, Retires from P.C. Richard & Son After 36 Years

The P.C. Richard & Son team proudly congratulates John LaRegina, senior buyer of 36 years, on his retirement. He’s been a dedicated, hardworking team member since he began his career in 1981. John has become a part of the P.C. Richard & Son family, and he always upholds our key values of Honesty, Integrity, & Reliability.

When asked what the best part about working for P.C. Richard & Son has been, he responded with, “There’s so many. There’s a sense of team spirit here that has allowed us to achieve our great successes over the years.”

John is a true inspiration and great example of how important it is to love what you do. Many of John’s fondest memories are … Read more...

Which Patio Furniture Set is Right for You?

Whether you’re having a cookout and spending the day with friends and family, need a single comfy seat to chill out, or want to sit around a cozy fire at nighttime, there are patio furniture options for all different styles and needs. There are dining sets, conversation sets, fire pit sets, all-weather chairs and rockers, accent furniture, bar height dining sets, and more. Which patio furniture set or pieces are right for you and your home?

Barbeques & Backyard Fun: Dining Sets 

A dining set will be the perfect addition to your backyard this summer, especially if you enjoy having cookouts and sitting around the table with friends and family. Dining set tables are a great place to set up … Read more...

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...