Fred Silver & Company’s story is as much about quality as it is longevity.
Our reputation for reliability didn’t happen overnight. Founded in Newark, New Jersey in 1937, the Silver Bros., Fred and Archie, opened a store front re-silvering and repairing silver products. By 1945, the brothers started producing convex mirrors made of glass and in years to come introduced acrylic lenses. In 1950, Archie sold his shares to Fred, and the company name changed to Fred Silver & Company. With our founder Fred Silver at the helm, the company grew to offer various types of silvered glass products which provided products to the home decor, beauty, safety, optical and aerospace industries. Fred Silver & Co., however, became most famous worldwide for our convex and dome mirrors used mainly for theft detection, traffic safety and store security.
For 52 years, Fred ran the company until he passed away in 1989. The company control was then passed on to his daughter, Andrea Silver Schlossberg and her husband, Martin Schlossberg. Martin became President, a position he still holds today, along with Andrea as Chairman of the Board and granddaughters Darian Jennings and Debra West who are all also actively involved.
In 1992, Fred Silver and Co. acquired Ketcham Company, makers of medicine cabinets and bathroom accessories. In these 22 years, Ketcham has become the leading producer of superior quality and affordable medicine cabinets. Respected nationwide, Ketcham has sales offices in Ronkonkoma, New York and has become the go-to choice for architects, remodelers, and property managers due to our glowing reputation nationwide. We pride ourselves in providing a wide selection of the highest quality products, made to last, and at a cost to fit any budget, big or small.
With Ketcham, Fred Silver & Co. has seen dramatic expansion, taking us from New Jersey to Mount Vernon, Ohio, to be more centrally located to our customers. Two expansions later, Fred Silver & Company/Ketcham is at home in our state-of-the art, 24,000 square foot industrial and manufacturing facility. Plus we have extended our reach throughout the United States, South America, Europe, Finland, Australia and Asia.
We stand behind all of our products and our commitment to you is “Exceptional service is our best product!” We look forward to continuing to serve the contracting, remodeling and supply distribution industries with quality convex mirrors and domes, medicine cabinets, and bathroom accessories.