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about us

BR Johnson, Inc. was founded by Benjamin "Ben" R. Johnson in 1928.  Some of the original products sold by the company were steel windows, rolling self-storing screens, kitchen cabinets, and Modernfold operable wall partitions, a product we still sell. Over the course of the following decades, the company added commercial steel doors, hardware, and residential and commercial windows. Following in his father’s footsteps, Bob Johnson took lead of the company in 1966 following Ben’s death. The company built a reputation of only distributing products that were the best in their respective category. Today, in its fourth generation of ownership, BR Johnson Inc. still holds strong to the values of its founder.

November 1, 2016 - Buffalo, NY – Lorraine Capital, LLC and Regional Brands, Inc. are pleased to announce that they have acquired a controlling interest in BR Johnson, Inc. click here to read more


Read all about us in the Summer 2012 edition of US Builders Review

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In 2007, BR Johnson was featured in the Central New York Edition of Builder/Architect Magazine.  Click here to read that article.

BR Johnson is Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of Custody and Controlled Wood Certified. Our installers are EPA Lead-Based Renovation, Repair and Painting Program certified and are all OSHA 10 and 30 Hour trained depending on their responsibilities. We also are active in many trade organizations to stay up to date with federal and local regulations and current building trends and innovations. Click here to see some of the memberships and organizations BR Johnson is active with.

Over the years, BR Johnson has evolved into a diverse group of products and services under one roof:

Commercial Doors & Hardware.  BRJ is the largest stocking distributor of commercial steel doors, architectural wood doors, and hardware in Upstate NY.

Commercial Windows:   We furnish & install a varied offering of window products for new construction and replacement.  We specialize in windows for historical applications and openings where high energy efficiency is required.

Specialty Division:  Our Specialty Division features unique space division manufacturers such as Modernfold and Skyfold.  These systems are commonly used in gymnasiums, conference centers, hotels, and colleges to name a few.  Smoke containment systems by Smoke Guard offer a code driven life safety solution for atriums, hallways and elevator shafts.


Aftermarket Door Sales:  Our aftermarket division sells and services doors & hardware for existing buildings.  We have the expertise to recommend the correct product and application to meet the rigors of the opening.

BR Johnson is proud to have been a part of projects in the following areas: Syracuse, Buffalo, Rochester, Albany, Utica, Rome, Saratoga Springs, Lake George, Cortland, Ithaca, Binghamton, Elmira, Corning, Skaneateles, Auburn, Geneva, Norwich, Oneonta, Watertown, Kingston, Poughkeepsie, and more.

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