Formed in 1976, Top Notch Products began as an offshoot of Richard Buchanan’s kitchen and bath dealership. He had been using DuPont Corian in his kitchen and bath applications for more than two years when he decided to make Corian switch plates to compliment his installations. The switch plates met with such enthusiastic response that Richard joined forces with his father Victor Buchanan and his neighbor, George Benninghoff to experiment with Corian and expand the line.
Top Notch Products was the first company in the country to thermoform Corian into such items as canisters and ice buckets. The accessories were initially marketed through a local DuPont distributor. Top Notch has grown from that original lone distributor to a large national network of customers, and those original switch plates have expanded into a full product line of kitchen and bath accessories.