Fridinger- Ritchie Plumbing and Heating was founded in 1889, as "Fridinger Awning & Spouting". The original property was located on Mulberry Street in Hagerstown, Maryland. Decades later, the company was renamed F & R Mechanical Contractors, to reflect the wide variety of services provided. F & R Mechanical Contractors was later renamed Fridinger- Ritchie Plumbing & Heating in the 1960's. In addition, 1960 was the year Fridinger- Ritchie, became an incorporated company. During this time, the company also moved to their current location on East Washington Street in Hagerstown. Throughout the century Fridinger- Ritchie Company, Inc. has provided a wide variety of services to the community, but currently focus on both residential and commercial plumbing and heating. Over the past 125 years, Fridinger- Ritchie has been dedicated to serving Maryland, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. In March 2015 Fridinger- Ritchie Company received an honorable recognition for 125 years of successful business. This merit names Fridinger- Ritchie the OLDEST company in all of Washington County. We genuinely look forward to serving you and our community for the centuries to come. Our commitment to you is what makes us not only the oldest, but the BEST in the area!