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ABSi Partnerships at the 2015 MDC


Over the weekend of Oct 16-18, 2015, Associated Building Supply, Inc., along with two of its premier vendors Pacific Architectural Millwork and Euroline Steel Windows & Doors participated in the 2015 Monterey Design Conference (MDC) located at the Asilomar in Pacific Grove, which is just a mile from ABSi’s Pacific Grove Showroom. Representing ABSi were sales consultants Tim Bradshaw and Connie Bradshaw, based out of the Pacific Grove Showroom. “It was a jam packed event and great exposure for ABSi,” said Bradshaw. For ABSi, it's a pleasure to support the AIA and its members whom we interact with frequently statewide. The booth was located at space #P11 in the Pavilion with brochures and sample products on hand. ABSi’s Vice President, Scott Thurber was elated as he believes, “Anytime ABSi can give back and support the AIA were all for it! The MDC was a great platform to present our name brand and Product Portfolio to high profile Architects statewide.”

Regional Account Manager, Rob Holland, represented Pacific Architectural Millwork at the MDC. “The atmosphere was very casual and very different than other architectural conferences/events that I have attended,” however “As always, I have a solid relationship with ABSi and their associates so that interaction and experience was great,” stated Holland. Representing Euroline Steel Windows & Doors was their National Sales Director, Brace Lake. Describing the atmosphere as, “festive and friendly.” Lake claims, “ABSi is a valued partner and it was a pleasure to meet architects from all regions of California.”


BraceABSi sponsored a one-hour CES course hosted by Holland and Lake. The course explained the design elements and benefits of large indoor/outdoor living spaces using quality manufacturers of fenestration products.  “It was a positive experience," specified Lake as both he and Holland were able to meet with esteemed architects, as well as other distinguished members of the industry.

Entering its fourth decade, the Monterey Design Conference (MDC) brings together the world’s leading architects and design thinkers for an intellectually vibrant weekend. According to Bradshaw, “Having a partnership at MDC with Euroline and PAM further increased our visibility, architectural confidence and gave us a unique opportunity to collaborate on the spot with architects looking for solutions for their projects both present and future.” With over 800 architects in attendance, this was an elite event to be able to engage with the architectural community at a distinct location, and Thurber concluded, “I believe its these type of events that move the ball forward for ABSi and put our name brand on the map as a resource for Architects.”

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Testimonial Scott Gates

"As a manufacture of luxury quality window and door systems, we know that the homeowners that use our products are going to expect excellence on every product we provide them. To help us deliver on that expectation, we choose to partner with dealers to provide provide our products that share our same passion for customer service and quality. Our partner, Associated Building Supply, is one of the very best. To start, their firm is led by some of the best leaders in the industry. Both Chris Cole (President) and Scott Thurber (General Manager) have nearly unmatched experience in the high-end window and door market. Their expertise, as well as their commitment to a "Fairness Doctrine" that guides their business, ensures their customers that ABSi will not only be able to tackle the complex challenges of a custom home design, but also that they will have a fantastic experience with a dealer that is 100% focused on their satisfaction. ABSi has a commitment to business excellence that is best seen through their beautiful showrooms throughout California that allow customers direct access to their multitude of product offerings. Their sales team is unmatched for product knowledge, customer service skills, and attention to detail. Add all this up and you have a powerful combination that will leave homeowners, architects, and builders extremely satisfied. Our team at Western wholeheartedly recommends ABSi to any customer looking for windows and doors for their custom project."

Scott Gates   Vice President & General Manager    Western Window Systems

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