ABSi Growth: ABSi just missed the ProSales Top 100 in 2015 which was announced this Month. ABSi finished 2015 at $30.1 with #100 at $30.2M. As a Specialty Window & Door Company ABSi competes for the TOP 100 against a sea of National multi-location lumber yard chains. To my knowledge there are no other “Specialty Window Dealers” in the Top 100. Year to date we are well ahead of 2015 numbers putting the 2016 Top 100 well within our reach. It’s a tribute to our employees and unique model centered on fairness.
New Service Department: ABSi Please join us in welcoming Brian Bunch to the ABSi management team. Brian will be in charge of our new Service Department and will be based out of the Northern California corporate office. Brian has over 25 years of field service Window & Door experience in various positions with National Window & Door manufacturers and has successfully operated his own licensed service repair business. Building the foundation and structure of the ABSi Service Department is in process with a launch date of mid May. Although we’ve been awarded Best of Houzz Service awards in 2015 and 2016 we’re always looking for ways to improve customer satisfaction. This department will give our customers and vendors a single point of contact for Warranty Services by increasing communication channels. With the many complexities associated to parts identification and product performance, having an expert monitoring service will improve service response and completion.
Pacific Grove Grand Opening: We had our Pacific Grove Grand Opening celebration on April 14th hosted by ABSi Sales Consultants Tim Bradshaw and Connie Bradshaw. President Chris Cole says; “We couldn’t be prouder of this showroom in terms of product presentation, ambience, and quality employees.” Connie put her personal touch on it with Balloons, ABSi Info Packets, Door Prizes, Vendor tabletop merchandise, and special hospitality. Factory representatives from ABSi core vendors Western Window Systems, Reveal Windows & Doors, Euroline Steel Windows & Doors, LaCantina, JELD-WEN, Milgard and AG Millworks were on site to answer technical questions and flaunt their products.
A big thank you goes out to our core vendors for their participation and professionalism as well as Lucky Snaps for donating $200 worth of key chains which we were able to give out at the event! The atmosphere was casual and friendly complimented by gourmet cuisine provided by a local Caterer in Pacific Grove. We were honored to have the Assistant Mayor of Pacific Grove and the Chamber of Commerce present the Ribbon Cutting ceremony which officially introduced ABSi to the Monterey Bay community. While enjoying food and drink guests entered multiple drawings for door prizes throughout the day. The door prizes were offered and presented by ABSi’s Industry Leading core vendors! We had our core vendors and over 100 guests attend throughout the day making our Grand Opening a great success. We are proud to have been able to share this momentous occasion with everyone who attended. Winners of our raffle drawings are as follows:
- Architect John Mandurrago won a $20 Starbucks gift card from Western Window Systems
- John Fitzpatrick from Caribou Construction won a $20 Starbucks gift card from Western Windows Systems
- Architect Ken Scates $10 Starbucks gift card from Western Window Systems
- David Martin Architect $50 VISA gift card from La Cantina Doors
- Roesner Building Designs $50 VISA gift card from La Cantina Doors
- Brian Lucena Pacific Peninsula Builders 2 SF Giants tickets from Milgard
- Randy Draper Construction Dinner for 2 at Fandango Restaurant
- Anita Hitchcock-Cueto at Eric Miller Architects – 2 Ticketmaster Tickets from AG Millworks
- John Moore Architect – Magnum Champagne Billecart-Salmon from Euroline Steel Windows & Doors
- Jeanne Byrne Architect - $50 VISA gift card from Reveal Windows & Doors
- Tom Whent Construction - $50 VISA gift card from Reveal Windows & Doors
- Alfie Wardle – Sports lunch bag and thermos from Jeld-Wen
- Chris Barlow Architect - bottle of wine from Western Window Systems
- Luba Fox Designer – bottle of wine from Western Window Systems
- Jon Ambrosia – bottle of wine from Western Window Systems
- Byron Nobis – bottle of wine from Western Window Systems along with a $10 Starbucks gift card from Western Window Systems
Los Gatos Showroom Event: Mark your calendars for June 16th. More details coming in our May newsletter.
Featured Customer – Located in New Port Beach, CA., Scott Phelps, License Number 827901, with Haven Development Group Inc., provides design, consultation and construction services for residential and light commercial projects. From concept to completion we have all of your needs covered. Whether it is a kitchen remodel, ground up custom home or tenant improvement Haven Development can guide you through the process to make your thoughts and ideas a reality. The Haven Development Group, Inc., serves the Orange County, South Bay (including Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Redondo), Belmont Shore (Long Beach).
Featured Project – New Port Beach (Dover Shores) Project is a beautiful contemporary style home. With a stylish interior, modern living space, high ceilings and crisp white walls, this home exudes a sophisticated ambiance all throughout the property. Associated Building Supply, Inc.'s Sales Consultants Joe Younan and Josh Ready, along with Inside Sales Coordinator Robert Tulecki, provided personalized recommendations in regards to the best window and door products for this home project. Younan has over 12 years of experience in the Window & Door industry and proudly delivers an outstandingly high level of customer service. The result of Younan and Ready's consultation was Western Windows Systems due to their exquisite window and door styles.
Since 1959, Western Window Systems has been on the cutting edge of technology and innovation. From multi-slide pocket doors to bi-folding doors and windows, Western Windows Systems will build almost anything to meet your design and enhance your vision for your project. All products are produced utilizing lean manufacturing techniques, and we place a strong emphasis on sustainability and energy efficiency to help minimize environmental impact. Here at Associated Building Supply, Inc., our core values are taken seriously and Western Windows Systems embraces, honors and respects them.
- Series 700 Direct Set & Casement Windows and Series 600 Direct Set Windows
- Series 980 Door at the entry
- Series 100 Single Hung Windows
- Series 600 Multi-Pocket Doors
- Series 900 Double Entry Door
- Series 700 Awning Vents
- Series 100 Double Sliding Glass Windows
- Series 600 Direct Set Windows
Associated Building Supply’s featured manufacture Partner for April is Euroline Steel Windows & Doors which is based out of Santa Ana, CA. Euroline Steel Windows & Doors provides the perfect solution to Architects, Builders, Designers and Homeowners who are looking for clean, ultra-low profiles for their window or door projects. The look achieved by these finely crafted products are trendy, modern, stunning, and unique. Euroline’s simplicity means that it can be used with a wide variety of architectural styles from modern to contemporary to rustic Mediterranean style homes. With low sightlines, and narrow profiles, Euroline Steel Windows & Doors give you a product that cannot be duplicated by wood, aluminum or vinyl.
The featured product of the month is Euroline’s Steel Window Wall – made of steel it comes with an array of glass options and can be built in multiple sizes. Euroline mills and manufactures all of the gear components and crank mechanisms in-house and has been successful in manufacturing several of them. This product is available in a standard of five colors with an option of 2000 Custom colors. The Steel Window Wall is great for making your outside room your inside room. Euroline Steel Windows & Doors is currently in process of manufacturing them for commercial applications such as wineries, micro-breweries as well as some retail outlets. This versatile product is not just for residential use. Great results require a great partnership and Associated Building Supply, Inc., is proud to collaborate with Euroline Steel Windows & Doors. For many years, we have teamed seamlessly for unique and stunning projects, both large and small. Let us help you explore the possibilities of making your next project something spectacular.