Fargo Glass and Paint Company Founder E.J. Schonberg was fond of calling his company “The Friendly House.” The son of Swedish immigrants, Schonberg founded the Fargo Plate Glass Company in 1917 with $10,000 of borrowed money and absolutely no experience in the glass business.
The brand new company announced itself to Fargo in an advertisement placed in the Fargo Forum on February 5, 1917. The ad explained, “We know we’ll never get any more than we earn or deserve, and we expect to hustle for all we get!”
In 1919, the company changed its name to Fargo Glass Company, and in 1922, the name was changed once again – this time to the company’s current name: Fargo Glass and Paint Company.
With the notion that a company should be based on integrity, intelligence, and imagination, Schonberg’s “Friendly House” has grown into the largest business of its kind to be found between Minneapolis and Seattle.
Fargo Glass & Paint Company Today
Over the years, Fargo Glass and Paint Company has added new products and services to keep pace with an ever-changing marketplace. We are a distributor of glass, mirrors, paint (and related accessories), floor covering specialty items, windows, doors, and siding. Our contract glass division offers customers the experience, products, and personnel to install everything from high-rise curtain walls, storefronts, automatic doors & service, and the supply of door hardware. Our glass department also sells and installs a wide variety of shower enclosures.
We have long-term business relationships with some of the most trusted names in their respective industries. Fargo Glass and Paint Company have been a Benjamin Moore distributor since 1917 and more recently, we’ve been a regional Andersen Window distributor since 1987!
With a staff of 175, Fargo Glass and Paint Company is dedicated to service. Our ongoing training programs help our customers become more knowledgeable about our products; which has allowed them to feel more confident when they are using our products or selling our products to their consumers. We have an inhouse designer to help you make your color selections tight at your home as well as the best trained coatings experts in town at our Osgood retail store. We’re here to help!
Fargo Glass and Paint Company is committed to being the Premier source of building products and services for every home and business project – from start to finish – in the greater Midwest.