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ABSi Hosted the Monterey AIA Event, "Four Minutes of Fame"

On Thursday February 11th, Associated Building Supply Inc., hosted the Monterey Bay AIA Event- “Four Minutes of Fame” in our new product showroom located in Pacific Grove. Here attendees were offered four minutes to speak, with or without props, on any topic desired, and received feedback from two distinguished Toastmasters. Experts Mary Jeanne Vincent, ATB, CL and Kevin Donohoe, CC CL personally reviewed each individual and provided private feedback on strengths and opportunities for improvement. With an open-mic form lead by Associated Building Supply, Vice President, Scott Thurber, we appreciate everyone taking time out to join this event and ABSi thanks everyone for their attendance.

ABSi provided attendees with free food, a casual atmosphere for everyone to mingle in along with a tour of the beautiful new showroom along with free personalized feedback on speaking skill from the experts at Toastmasters. There were prizes, raffles and Congratulations are in order for Cerisa Skinner, AIA at International Design Group for winning the raffle- dinner for two at Sardine Factory in Monterey!

With 30 years of window and door knowledge that will benefit our customers, ABSi Sales Consultants Tim Bradshaw and Connie Bradshaw are poised to provide the very best solutions for our customers. “The event was a great success as we had about 15 architects locally attend the event,” says ABSi Inside Sales Coordinator, Connie Bradshaw. “Our showroom is relatively new in the Monterey / Carmel area and we want to continue to get our name out in the community that we are a great source for windows and doors,” states Bradshaw. Architects, Builders and Homeowners can swing by the Pacific Grove showroom at any time, touch and feel the product and get answers to the most complicated project questions. 

ABSi’s key partners from Jeld-Wen (John Perkins), Euroline (Gary Anthony) and Reveal (Rob Holland) were able to join us for the event and chat up ABSI and our value as well as showcase their full product displays in our showroom. “With the huge success of this event, we are now primed for a partnership with the Monterey AIA for “Architecture Week” in April,” mentions Hall. 

“Extra thanks for being such great hosts! You are like your new showroom, top-notch and an utter pleasure,” claims Heather Marquard, 2015 AIA President of the Monterey AIA Chapter. ABSi will be hosting the Pacific Grove Showroom Grand Opening on Thursday April 14th from 11am to 7pm and Monterey AIA will be leveraging our grand opening as part of their week of celebration. 

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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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