Press Release
March 31, 2020

Richards Building Supply Partners with Renovate America on Residential Home Improvement Financing

New partnership enables contractors to offer financing options for their customers

HOME GLEN, IL, March 31 – Renovate America is pleased to announce a partnership with Richards Building Supply, a leading U.S. distributor of roofing, windows, cabinets, and other remodeling supplies. The partnership will enable contractors to offer affordable financing plans for residential home improvement projects with a seamless in-home sales experience for both homeowners and contractors.


Renovate America’s multi-product financing platform helps contractors grow their businesses by allowing them to serve a wider range of customers across the full credit spectrum. Homeowners will be able to spread out the cost of their projects over fixed monthly payments with competitive interest rates.

“We are excited about the partnership with Renovate America. After a comprehensive review, we selected Renovate America for their ability to deliver a complete solution for home financing to contractors allowing them to qualify the customer in-home and close more sales,” said Ron Guzior, President and CEO for Richards Building Supply. Guzior added, “With Renovate America’s passion for providing access to affordable homeowner financing and unmatched customer support, contractors can uniquely position solutions that help homeowners realize energy efficiencies while increasing the beauty and value of their home.”


Renovate America provides home improvement contractors with the tools they need to succeed in the field. In addition to multiple financing options, Renovate America offers industry-leading training, education, and support service. Renovate America also provides easy-to-use technology for the field including a mobile app and web portal. 


“We are proud of our partnership with Richards Building Supply as we share similar values toward the residential home improvement industry,” said Shawn Stone, Chief Executive Officer of Renovate America. “We believe homeowners, regardless of credit quality, should have access to a comfortable, energy efficient home with an affordable payment they choose to meet their budget. Renovate America’s expansive product offerings allow homeowners access to energy-efficient products, reduced utility and operating expenses, with expert installation performed by reputable Richards Building Supply contracting partners.”


Eligible contractors can register with Renovate America now to take advantage of promotional rates. To learn more about Richards Building Supply, please reach out to




About Richards Building Supply

Richards Building Supply is a family-owned building supply wholesale distributor with over 60 locations in 13 states. The company provides the highest-quality building materials and trusted relationships with partners, contractors, and homeowners. Richards Building Supply products include roofing materials, siding, windows, decking, gutters, doors, moulding, and cabinets, for residential and commercial projects from new construction through remodeling or restoration. 


About Renovate America

Renovate America offers a financing platform that helps Americans improve their homes while giving contractors the tools they need to grow their business. In addition to financing home improvements through a traditional lending product, Benji, Renovate America also offers participating communities HERO financing. HERO is a leading residential Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program in the U.S. and has been used by the owners of over 130,000 homes to make upgrades that can save energy and water, generate renewable energy, or protect against storm damage. HERO-financed upgrades are projected to save homeowners billions of dollars in energy and water bills, and are estimated to have created over 25,000 local trade jobs that cannot be offshored or automated.