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Serving the North American fenestration community since 1987.

Functional Fenestration Inc (FFI) provides high quality architectural hardware and automation solutions to the fenestration (door, window & skylight) industry.

FFI has three areas of emphasis:
FFI designed and manufactured architectural hardware, including FFI stainless steel lift slide hardware and handles, and FFI FASTrack;
Distribution of window and door hardware from top global manufacturers, including AGB, Truth and Winkhaus;
FFI Actuator & Control Systems for natural ventilation and smoke evacuation of windows and skylights, as a UL registered Firm.

Functional Fenestration headquarters is in Hawthorne, CA, about 5 minutes from LAX. FFI clients include door, window & skylight manufacturers, fabricators, and re-sellers (showrooms and dealers), as well as solutions for architects. Product lines are well diversified with products for residential, commercial and institutional projects. Many FFI products are ideal for Green Building and LEED projects, contributing to energy savings and earning LEED points through natural ventilation, daylighting and views.

FFI Values & Mission Statement

1. Maintain FFI culture of integrity — internally and externally.
2. Be experts and leaders for our clients and in our industry.
3. Quality commitment to superior products, materials and service.
4. Cooperate and collaborate as a team.
5. Build an A-Team of reliable, organized and motivated professionals.
6. Take pride in a friendly and positive company image and reputation.
7. Subscribe to continuous improvement.
8. Encourage ongoing learning and achievement.
9. Be a magnetic company that attracts clients, employees and partners.
10. Relentlessly pursue success for FFI, as well as our clients and partners.


FFI Company History Highlights

1972
Company founder opens architectural antiques & hardware business in Cincinnati, Ohio.
1987
Company established under name Architectural Art in Los Angeles; becomes an authorized distributor for Truth Hardware.
1990
Company moves to larger facility in El Segundo, expands inventory.
1992
European hardware products added.
1995
Company grows to add Outside Sales staff.
1997
10th Anniversary; name changed from Architectural Art to Functional Fenestration Inc (FFI);
moved to larger Hawthorne facility (near LAX).
1998
Products added: AGB lift slide, multipoint, tilt turn and other products.
2000
In-house Marketing and Technical Departments established.
2001
Products added: interior sliding door hardware, brass track & cladding, and UCS motor systems for windows and skylights.
2002
Products added: exterior folding door systems (Centor & Alspec, discontinued 2005).
2005
FFI celebrates 5 years of double-digit annual sales growth.
2006
Products added: FFI stainless steel lift slide system, manufactured exclusively for FFI.
2007
20th Anniversary.
2008
New company software system: P21 Activant database.
2009
New FFI-designed product lines: LS100/LS200/LS300 handles and pulls, Made-in-USA sliding door tracks, and FASTrack multi-panel sliding system.
2011
New Products: Winkhaus Slider Door Lock & Winkhaus Tilt Turn Window systems.
2012
FFI adds new warehouse facility in Hawthorne for increased inventory and shipping capacity.
2013
FFI becomes a UL Registered Firm for Actuator & Control Systems.
2014
FFI launches new website to meet growing demand for product information and details.
2014
Jim Roberts named Functional Fenestration Inc president
2015
New products released: Lock & Stay window hardware, lift slide door options.
2017
Moved to a new larger facility at 12833 Simms Ave. Hawthorne, CA.