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RBS’s PreHung Doors | Build Smarter, Build Better Series

What is Plumb, Level, Square and True Worth to You?

Quality control is important to us, and it is imperative to you.  We found that getting door orders shipped in from different suppliers added too much handling to the materials, and too much potential for damage.  Sometimes pre-hung doors arrived racked and skewed and out of square.  That simply is not acceptable to ship out to you on a jobsite.  Our craftsmen routinely would refuse orders, and fix (or replace) the problems that had occurred in transit.  It added time to the whole order-to-delivery cycle, and a lot of labor, too. Then we thought, why not just make them here, so that there is less handling and we can set our own quality standards to follow?  We have been creating pre-hung doors in our shop for over a dozen years, so you can depend on the level of quality you are going to get in every order. If you’ve tried us out for pre-hung doors, we’re pretty sure you’ve stopped hanging doors on your own on the jobsite, because your time can be spent on other important things.

And if you have never tried out Riverhead Building Supply, what are you waiting for? Why spend your time cutting jamb legs and heads, applying hinges, and hanging a door in a frame, then messing around with your level and shims in the rough opening until it swings jussst right?  We’ll ship you the door of your choice, in the frame of your choice, with the hinges you want. You tell us what stops you want, and we’ll hand apply those, then make sure the swing is correct, the boring is correct, and it is all plumb, square and true.  You can still mess around with the level and shims on the jobsite, but that’s about all you’ll have to do to get perfectly hung doors.

  • Door styles – choose from a wide range of styles, such as panel doors, louver doors, even specialty glass pantry doors
  • Doors can be fully primed or unfinished
  • Door frames can be made in any size and any species you need, you tell us your specs
  • Hinges – we start with Emtek, but you can change or upgrade to any type of fine hardware from suppliers like Baldwin, Ashley Norton, Deltana and others
  • Stops applied – our standard OG or eased edge, or any profile you can think of
  • Pre-hung doors for special applications, such as access doors, clipped corner doors for under stairwells

This video gives you a peek at our shop, so you can see how we assemble your order.  Interested in seeing more?  Let us know if you would like a tour of our manufacturing area where we are pre-hanging doors, milling mouldings, making custom cabinetry and custom doors, assembling windows, and more.
For any questions, please give us a call at (800) 378-3650 for our New York locations or at (800) 874-9500 for our New England locations!

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RBS Same Day Delivery | Build Smarter, Build Better Series

We are asked often about our motto, Build Smarter. Build Better.  It’s not just a string of words that we threw together. That phrase is a guiding principle for you, as much as it is for us.  You have much to gain by using the smartest methods, tools, and operations. Smart estimating and planning means a better schedule on the job. Smarter choices for products result in a better finished product. Making smarter choices when you hire, buy a new truck, replace power tools – just about anything you do – will give you better outcomes.  The same goes for our business.  We strive to make smarter and better choices every day, to give you what you need for a productive and successful build.

Over the next several weeks, we’ll be exploring the topic, and what it means to all of us. This week we’re starting with something you may have heard about, maybe you don’t know why it’s special.

Same Day Delivery

  • Delivered: one more square of GAF American Harvest Nantucket Morning roofing shingles, from Hauppauge to Bay Shore, to finish off a roof
  • Delivered: 1 header and some framing lumber, from Middletown to Portsmouth, because the homeowner saw the opening and decided a door would look much better than the window you were installing
  • Delivered: 16 LF of crown moulding from Port Jefferson to Belle Terre, because your new helper cut twice but only measured once
  • Delivered: 2 boxes of coil nails, because the ones you picked up are for a different tool

Same Day Delivery is available to help you out when you get to the job and have one of those forehead-smacking, “I-forgot-the-milk” moments. We’ll take the manpower hit for you, so you don’t need to leave the job during the day to pick up the stock items you need.  We know your time is valuable, and depending upon your jobsite and how many people are working on it, you may not have the luxury of sending someone back to the lumber yard to pick up forgotten items. On those days, give us a call and try out same day building supplies delivery.  Call by 11 AM, and we’ll have it there before we close for the day.

Same Day Delivery is for in-stock items from your local Riverhead Building Supply location. And when we say in-stock, there are plenty of items that are in stock at each location, from your building basics like framing and sheathing, to roofing and siding. Of course, every location has a slightly different array of day-in, day-out stock.  We try to stock the most popular items for each locale. In East Hampton that might mean 18” Perfections, and in Hauppauge it might mean Exterior Portfolio vinyl siding.  While same day delivery can’t take the place of your normal job planning and preparation, we can help you out when you need to change the framing for what was going to be a window into framing for a patio door. Plan ahead, make your materials lists and get your orders set up like you always do; pre-planning is just good business, and a smarter, better way to use your resources. But when you forget something and need it on the job to keep your work moving along on schedule, call us at either (800) 378-3650 for our New York locations or at (800) 874-9500 for our New England locations!