Stock Audio System Gets Custom-Tailored Upgrades for Less

A customer stopped into the P.C. Richard & Son NE Philly Mobile Installation Center in hopes of improving the audio system in his brand new 2016 Chevy Silverado. The vehicle only came equipped with an AM/FM radio with Bluetooth compatibility, and the ability to further upgrade was limited and quite expensive.

He was interested in enhancing three major elements: sound, safety, and security. The initial price quote from the dealership concerned him, so he turned to our mobile installer, Josh, to find out what his options were at P.C. Richard & Son and what the bottom line would be.

Josh assessed the vehicle and delivered some great news: he could choose any equipment he wanted, with the features he liked, … Read more...

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 some … Read more...

Why Should You Add a Ring Video Doorbell to Your Home?

Adding the Ring Video Doorbell to your home will deliver unsurpassed convenience and security. These doorbells are smart Wi-Fi connected devices that secure your home while you’re away and eliminate the hassle of waiting for parcel deliveries or dealing with unwanted solicitors showing up unexpectedly.

What Can the Ring Video Doorbell Do?

The Ring Video Doorbell connects to the existing wiring in a standard doorbell, or you can use the built-in rechargeable battery that can last up to a year. It easily installs, and once it’s connected to Wi-Fi and the Ring app, you’re ready to experience the benefits.

The Ring works like a regular doorbell. Once the front button is pressed, HD quality video recording and two-way communication begins. … 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...

3 Benefits of Owning a Smart Air Conditioner

Spring is officially here, and before you know it, you’ll be planning outdoor parties and cookouts. It’s an exciting time, but fantastic weather comes with a price.

Summertime brings heatwaves!

It’s time to start considering how you’ll cool your home this upcoming season. Sweltering hot days and uncomfortable humid nights need to be confronted with a powerful, arctic-inducing air conditioner. Traditional AC units can certainly get the job done, but recently there’s a new solution to handle your cooling needs more efficiently. The answer is Wi-Fi connected smart air conditioners.

3 benefits of Wi-Fi smart air conditioners and why you should get one this year:

1. Ultimate Convenience

Imagine controlling every aspect of your air conditioner anywhere you have a … Read more...

Home Automation: Adding Smart LED Lighting to Your Home

Adding smart LED lighting to your home is stylish, fun, and useful. You can set a party atmosphere, match lighting to fit a mood, and add layers of home security and safety. Customize lighting in any room by adding smart LED lighting such as the Philips Hue LED White and Color Ambiance Starter Kit to your home automation system. Create different color schemes for each room with limitless possibilities, or set schedules to brighten and dim lights to match unique routines.

What Can Smart LED Lighting Do?

The Philips Hue LED bulbs work like any light bulb, and it’s easy to swap a standard bulb for an LED bulb. Plug in the included Hue Bridge, connect to Wi-Fi, download the … 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...