Rangate was founded by company principal Greg Godbout, a 30-year veteran of the woodworking tooling and supply business, in 2007. From the beginning, we resolved to take the lead in supporting and growing the North American wooden window and door market. Since then, we've grown into one of the industry's most trusted sources of expertise and knowledge on wooden fenestration. We are at the center of a network of window and door professionals in every aspect of the business- from machinery to the installation, and everything in between. By traveling and building friendships with shop owners, suppliers, and builders across the continent, we’ve developed a strong understanding of where our industry is today, and where we can help it to go. We measure our success by the successes our clients experience using the tools and knowledge we've supplied them- and so we only carry products we're confident putting our names behind. That means the highest standards of European engineering and design on everything we carry. Together, our hard work has created a robust and growing market for solid wood fenestration. We've grown much since we got started, but our core commitment to our clients hasn't changed- personalized, attentive service for each person who contacts us, no matter the size of their order, or the goal of their project. This approach has established Rangate as a leader in solid-wood high performance joinery. When you work with us, you can expect a level of service before and after the sale that goes far beyond what you're used to. We've built relationships with some exceptional people across North America doing business this way, and if you haven't worked with us yet, we're hoping you'll be next.
Environmental mission and strategy (ESG)
Window frames are typically made of materials like wood, PVC (or vinyl plastics), fiberglass and aluminum. Here, we have an obvious preferred material for window frames – WOOD! Besides its great low thermal conductivity, wood is increasingly recognized as the more responsible choice for the environment, with a lifetime energy cost far lower than vinyl or metal. Innovative windows are also being designed and produced with materials of higher insulation values, such as cork and Accoya®. There are even studies conducted on how wood furniture and indoor plants have a positive effect on students’ behaviors and their learning abilities- being surrounded by wood just feels right. A recent report, Wood as Restorative Material in Healthcare Environments, by FPInnovations, provided evidence we're all “healthier, happier, and more productive when connected with nature” through material choices like wood