ABOUT US...A history of looking forward
After the Great War and during the Roaring 20's, a small retail hardware shop was opened in the town of Galt, Ontario, Canada, by J.H. Shellard Rutherford. Right from the beginning, innovation and foresight distinguished Rutherford from his competitors. Anticipating a need, J.H. was one of the first in the region to tap into the growing demand for electrical products by stocking a wide variety of electrical goods and supplies.In 1962, Jack Rutherford took the reins from his father, changing the direction of the company from retail hardware to architectural hardware distribution. He introduced to the Canadian marketplace a more global offering by importing innovative, high-quality products which he designed specifically for the North American market.
In the 70's and 80's, the company, then named Rutherford Marketing Services, grew by leaps and bounds as a third generation, Jack's daughters, Tracey and Victoria, joined the family business. The company developed into Rutherford Controls, and grew to span North America, with divisions in Canada and the United States.
Known today as RCI, Rutherford Controls Int'l Corp. has forged strategic global alliances and provides the architectural hardware, locksmith, and security markets with the best in electric locks, door hardware and access control products.
A legacy of innovation and service
The focus at RCI is on customer service, technical expertise and providing innovative electric locking hardware to the industry. RCI consistently strives to stay ahead of the pace of technological development and market demand. Ease of use and installation, extensive variety, as well as the highest level of quality are all standard features in RCI's product offering.
From their humble beginnings in 1923 to their current status as a highly respected supplier of reliable electric locking hardware, RCI's experience and innovation spans the decades and defines the organization well into the next millennium, ushering in a new era of heightened performance. With RCI's old fashioned dedication to quality, value and service, you can rely on their experience and long term commitment to the industry.