Reliable service at a fair price.

J. S. Archer Company, Inc. supplies a complete commercial and industrial door package to our end users. We are one of very few companies that have the ability to not only furnish and install doors, frames and hardware, but can include in our package, items such as toilet partitions, toilet accessories, marker boards, projector screens, fire extinguishers and cabinets, lockers and accessories for locker rooms.

Serving Richmond, VA since 1913.


Welcome to J. S. Archer

Founded in 1913, J. S. Archer Company, Inc. is an institution in Richmond, Virginia.

J. S. Archer’s Mission is simple: We want to serve you, our customer, better than we did yesterday. We know that if we serve you better today than we did yesterday, you will be our customer tomorrow.

About Our Products

The J.S. Archer Company distributes products from dozens of quality manufacturers.

About Our Services

Even the finest door and hardware products are of little value without the support of a full-service supplier like J. S. Archer. 

About Our Projects

J.S. Archer Company is pleased to have been involved with many important construction projects throughout Virginia and the mid-Atlantic region.


Your installations are done right, — the first time!


The highest professional designations in our industry include the Architectural Hardware Consultant and the Certified Door Consultant.

Repair Services

Sometimes problems are unavoidable. You may need help quickly.

Renovation & Modification

When it’s time to replace, modify or renovate, we can help you make changes smoothly, and with a minimum of interruption.

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A Word from Our Valued Customers

Our clients are the backbone of our business. Without them, we would not be celebrating over 100 years of service! J. S. Archer is committed to total customer satisfaction today and every day.

“I have been working with John Martin and his team at J.S. Archer for more than twenty years in many locations across Virginia from Richmond to Charlottesville, Staunton, Harrisonburg, Winchester, Warrenton, Farmville, and Hampton.  Their attention to detail at the beginning of a project generally leads to a very smooth installation process.  They have always performed as expected and never let us down. “


William A McClellan, Jr.
Pinnacle Construction & Development Corp.

“The guys did an excellent job! They definitely went above and beyond and not only were we impressed with their craftsmanship but also their commitment to doing the job right! They were polite, professional, and cleaned up behind themselves; a job very well done!”


Tiffany Smith
Google 5 Star Review

“Dallan Construction has worked with J.S. Archer for over twenty (20) years.  They work well with our project managers and superintendents, from field verifying existing doors and hardware all the way through delivery to the job site.  On the rare occasion that there is a warranty issue, they are quick to respond and correct the issue.  John Martin and his team do a great job and I highly recommend J.S. Archer.”


Rich Robertson
Vice President
Dallan Construction Inc.

Why Us?

J. S. Archer provides both residential and commercial products from dozens of manufacturers and a wide variety of services which allows our clients make informed decisions on the scope of their projects.



Hollow Doors & Metal Frames


Wood Doors


Toilet Partitions & Accessories


Sectional Doors


Finish Hardware


Specialty Doors


Dock Levelers & Bumpers


Traffic & Impact Doors


Lockers & Accessories


Fire Doors & Shutters


Coiling Overhead Doors


And so much more…

Our Manufacturing Partners

The J.S. Archer Company distributes products from dozens of quality manufacturers. Please click one of the products below for more detailed information about each manufacturer.


Ceco Door is considered a leading manufacturer of steel doors and frames for commercial, industrial, and institutional construction and produces metal doors and frames to meet the full range of safety, security, and aesthetic requirements.

DHI is an association proudly serving door security and safety professionals, and the dynamic companies they represent, in the non-residential construction industry.

Since 1843 STANLEY® tools have been on the belt and in the hands of professional contractors and accomplished homeowners.


Whether you’re providing enhanced acoustics to ensure peace and privacy in patient rooms or greater durability to stand up to high levels of traffic in a hotel lobby — we have the right door solution for every opening.


At Ingersoll Rand, we’re committed to meeting the world’s growing critical need for clean and comfortable air, safe and fresh food, energy efficiency and sustainable business practices.

VT Industries Inc is a professional manufacturer of quality commercial wood doors, laminate countertops, vanity surfaces and other crafts with beautiful design possibilities.

Our Projects

J.S. Archer Company is pleased to have been involved with many important construction projects throughout Virginia and the mid-Atlantic region. These recent projects illustrate a wide scope of our work.





10466 Dow-Gil Road
Ashland, VA 23005


Phone: 804.798.0400
Fax: 804.798.2338
Toll Free: 800.298.DOOR