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 distribute. 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.
Read all about us in the Summer 2012 edition of US Builders Review
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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.
Residential Windows: New construction or replacement, we have a large selection of products to choose from with our flagship brand being Eagle Window & Door. For the highest energy performing windows available, we offer Super High R-value fiberglass windows from SeriousWindows. All wood windows inside and out the right choice for your home? We have Norwood windows to fill that need. Lastly, if your project is on a tight budget, we carry vinyl windows by Kas-Kel and Lockheed.
Residential Hardware: BR Johnson has a huge collection of door and cabinet hardware to choose from. From manufacturers such as Emtek, Baldwin and Top Knobs, we can help you find that right look you’re searching for.
Aftermarket Door Sales: Our aftermarket division sells and services doors & hardware to existing buildings. We have the expertice to recommend the correct product for an application to meet the rigors of the opening.
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 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.