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2016 Newsletters 2016

January 2016


Greetings everyone, and Happy New Year. With another outstanding month and year, ABSI, Associated Building Supply Inc., closed with a record sales increase of 38% in 2015 and it’s all thanks to you – our customers, clients, and vendors. 2015 is the third consecutive year ABSi has accomplished record growth averaging over 40% and positioning us in the industry categorically in the National spotlight again! We surpassed all 2015 corporate goals and standing tall at the 2016 starting line to finish once again ahead of the pack.                           

As we begin the new year our core values remain unchanging and vigilant. We greatly appreciate your efforts in reinforcing and carrying out our core values throughout the year. The Fairness Doctrine is our guiding light, the beacon of success, and keeps us grounded and doing what is right. The principles of, ”Family First, Work Hard Play Hard, Fairness, and Unlimited Opportunity” thrive within the organization.  

houz2016ABSi has also been voted by the Houzz community as a winner of our Best of Houzz 2016 award! The Best of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 35 million monthly users on Houzz. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2015. Architecture and interior design photographers whose images were most popular are recognized with the Photography award. A “Best of Houzz 2016” badge now appears on ABSi’s Houzz profile page, as a sign of our commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.

CaliforniaMap2ABSi is pleased to announce we have added key personnel throughout the State of California aimed at increasing market coverage and delivering a higher service level to our customers in those specific markets. In terms of brick and mortar, we added a new Northern California Corporate office, opened up a new showroom in Dublin, and sales office in Sonoma. In late 2015 early 2016, ABSi Sales Consultants were recruited for the following markets; Northern California Wine Country, Pacific Grove, Oxnard, Orange County, Placer County-Sacramento, Calabasas, and San Diego. We are poised for a very successful launch in 2016 and look forward to many exciting opportunities already visible in our cross hairs.         


ABSi Contemporary Products Are Hot Sellers! Western Window Systems and Euroline Steel Windows & Doors led the pack in terms of core-vendor sales growth in 2015. We provided their high quality products as best product solution for numerous projects, too many to list, in luxury homes throughout California. Both companies are experiencing record growth and like the year before last, ABSi played a significant role in their success! We accomplished record sales with both companies earning largest volume specialty dealer in the Nation. We invite you to closely examine their product offerings and solutions on our website. ABSi is proud to represent these brands and appreciates the relationships we enjoy at the ownership, management, and staff level. It is truly a partnership between manufacturer and dealer based on Fairness that makes it special and opens doors for unlimited possibilities.   




tracy anthony portraitFeatured Customer: (Builder) Featured on Houzz, Tracy Anthony (CSLB #14817) has successfully managed many projects in the residential home-building industry. He specializes in total- solution development, construction and rehabilitation of single and multi-family residential projects, and has been directly responsible for the construction of over 2,000 homes. His rehab and remodel experience includes 57 properties for McKinley Capital Partners over 16 months in Alameda, Contra Costa and Solano Counties with budgets ranging from $18,000 to $145,000. Tracy has also been responsible for the development of a variety of products ranging from entry level production residences and custom homes to mid-rise condominiums. They pride themselves on their ability to work alongside homeowners and minimize inconvenience while remodels are underway. With great knowledge and expertise, Tracy Anthony is an impeccable general contractor. (Architect) Danielian Associates. This project was dreamed up and designed by Architect Danielian Associates. Danielian Associates is an Orange County based Architecture and Planning group providing services internationally from office across the globe. Our guiding principles and goals for our clients represent Quality, Sustainability, Excellence, and Pride in Craftsmanship. Danielian Associates delivers collaborative leadership, a nurturing environment, creative culture, quick response time, architectural design and community planning services with the highest standards of quality efficiency and innovation.


FlorenceProjectFeatured Project: (LaCantina Florence Project) ABSi Sales Consultants Daniel & Chris Lorber worked closely with the Builder & Architect in providing the correct Window & Door product solution for the specified need and design. The answer was LaCantina folding door systems! As one of La Cantina’s most tenured dealers, we thoroughly enjoy the vendor partnership and are proud to represent the retail brand solution. This home boasts LaCantina’s bi-folding doors and windows. Bi-folds, also known as folding doors or accordion doors, open up by folding inward at the middle. They are a usually found indoors and consist of multiple panels. These doors can provide a quick sight and sound division with a simple operation. The LaCantina folding door system is what is renowned to have perfected. As a pioneer in folding door systems LaCantina sets the standard for style, function and performance. Using the highest quality rolling hardware and robust panel and frame designs, our systems provide smooth and effortless operation unmatched by other large opening door systems. With the ability to span any size opening, multiple configurations and options to meet the demands of any project, a LaCantina folding door system is the perfect choice.


LaCantinaLogoLaCantina Doors was and remains today, a pioneer in designing and manufacturing folding door systems. LaCantina Doors create dramatically expanded interiors filled with natural light by removing the distinction between the indoors and outdoors. LaCantina Doors, test, engineer and develop every component of their door systems from the ground up in their pursuit to completely transform and create open spaces that enhance any lifestyle. In addition, their customer service is second to none. Their experienced and knowledgeable sales and support team will assist you in choosing the right product and offer guidance throughout the entire process.

  • PHILOSOPHY: Our philosophy is to continually innovate and create quality, value and performance in every product we design.  As a result, LaCantina Doors offer the most comprehensive yet distinctive product range of folding door systems suitable for both commercial and residential applications. More importantly, from the moment the first LaCantina Door was made, we recognized that we were building more than just a door; we were offering our customers a lifestyle choice.
  • MISSION STATEMENT: LaCantina Doors mission is to provide innovative high quality products that are designed to transform our customer’s lifestyle with open spaces. Our product range and customer service are guaranteed and our extensive experience and product knowledge come from our focused manufacturing.

ABSi has successfully been representing LaCantina Doors for nearly a decade and have grown to become one of LaCantina’s largest Dealers in throughout the state of California. We consider LaCantina an important core vendor and have a rock solid relationship with the principles and management staff. The product quality is superb and ease of installation is remarkable.




JeldWenLogoFeatured Vendor: The only limit is your imagination! Founded in 1969, Jeld-Wen is a comprehensive source for reliable wood, vinyl and aluminum windows and patio doors. The JELD-WEN Foundation was and continues to be dedicated to providing financial assistance through grants, scholarships, and matching JELD-WEN employees’ voluntary United Way donations. Today JELD-WEN employs approximately 20,000 people worldwide and has manufacturing and distribution locations across the United States and in more than 20 countries. 



With the new eight-panel bifold window system, this design is available as a top-hung application and can be a great solution for residential or light commercial projects. The window system is designed as either a flush sill that goes down into the counter so it’s smooth all the way across or as a standard outswing sill.  Available in any configuration, the folding window is offered in 42 exterior paint finishes and in the following wood species: AuraLast® pine, knotty alder, mahogany, vertical grain Douglas fir, reclaimed fir, red oak, walnut and cherry. The maximum width is two, 24-foot systems combined to create a 48-foot opening. The handle sets are available in either bronze or a stainless steel finish.


  A little more about Jeld-Wen: ABSi considers the Jeld-Wen Custom line to be the best value, best warranty, best flexibility for design, and most reliable product of all National Brands. We have carried other National Brand's over the years, and now only carry the best. As an example, the CUSTOM casement line is built from AuraLast® Wood (Pine) and available in multiple wood species and 41 clad colors.

  • Custom Capabilities: size, shape, design, finish, texture, wood species, glass, grille designs
  • Color Options: 41 clad exterior colors, copper cladding, 10 wood interior finishes
  • Wood Options: pine, knotty alder, Douglas fir, mahogany, oak, walnut, cherry or custom options
  • Trim Options: exterior clad and wood trim profiles, interior wood trim profiles, distressing options
  • Glass Options: energy efficient, protective, textured, tinted, decorative, acoustic
  • Hardware Options: Window Opening Control Device (WOCD) option available
  • Project Type: new construction, remodel, and replacement
  • ENERGY STAR® Qualified Options: yes
  • Sustainable Solutions: AuraLast® Wood (pine) with reduced VOCs is standard. Two wood-source certification options are available on AuraLast® Wood: Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) or Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC®).
  • Warranty: limited 20-years


JeldWen2The JELD-WEN Siteline EX product line utilizing Auralast wood, while not having as many bells & whistles as the CUSTOM line, is a phenomenal line too with a little better price point and plenty of options for most project designs. Built from AuraLast® Wood (Pine) for superior protection against decay and termites. Other species include Alder and Douglas Fir. Other options include 21 clad colors, grilles, and ENERGY STAR®.



  • Custom Capabilities: size, shape, glass, grille design
  • Color Options: 21 clad exterior colors, 7 anodized clad exterior colors, 10 wood interior finishes
  • Wood Options: pine exterior and pine, alder, Douglas fir interior
  • Trim Options: exterior clad and wood trim profiles, interior wood trim profiles
  • Glass Options: energy efficient, protective, textured, tinted, decorative
  • Hardware Options: Window Opening Control Device (WOCD) option available
  • Maintenance Level: moderate
  • Project Type: new construction and replacement
  • ENERGY STAR® Qualified Options: yes
  • Sustainable Solutions: AuraLast® Wood (pine) with reduced VOCs is standard. Two wood-source certification options are available on AuraLast® Wood: Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) or Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC®).
  • Warranty: limited 20-years

Associated Building Supply is JELDWEN’s number one Window & Door dealer in the State of California. Since 2003 JELD-WEN has marketed its 27 former window and door brands under the JELD-WEN brand, and its reputation for reliable products and customer service is spreading through marketing, advertising and satisfied customers. This is why ABSi has been so loyal and so successful with the brand. 


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