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May 2016

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ABSi growth: ABSi continues to build on its stellar reputation and heightened presence in the California marketplace. “You live and die by the brands you represent. We couldn’t be prouder of the vendor relationships we have and their commitment to customer satisfaction”, says President Chris Cole.

 Our recently opened Dublin Showroom has received many additions over the last couple months. We invite you to stop by and operate the newest LaCantina products to include LaCantina’s Folding Doors, Swinging, and Multi-Slide Door systems. “We designed an entire LaCantina room with raised flooring to demonstrate different sill applications”, says Veteran Sales Consultant Daniel Lorber. Another recent product addition is the “Reveal Windows & Doors” formerly known as Pacific Architectural Millwork Lift & Slide and proprietary Slide & Seal door systems. Reveal is the industry leader in high quality energy efficient wood and wood clad fenestration products. Their door systems offer viable solutions for large openings when application and weather is a concern. Both are designed with exceptional water management systems that can be adjusted to the severity of the storm.

Our Costa Mesa Showroom just finished installing a Reveal “Curtain Wall Light, “Narrow Casement”, and “Slim Line Door”. These Reveal products are unique in design and quality engineered to meet the tightest performance specifications. “Shop drawings, product quality, and technical support is second to none”, says ABSi Sales Consultant Joe Younan.

ABSi just completed a multitude of product upgrades and additions to our Los Gatos Showroom. Looking for Steel Windows & Doors? Look no further! Stop by and see the newly installed Euroline Door and Window Display. In addition, you’ll find Epic Tilt Turns and Contemporary Wood Clad Window systems by JELD-WEN. Looking for high end architectural aluminum with energy efficient thermal breaks? Stop by and see Western Window Systems complete aluminum product offering on Display. And by the way...MARK YOUR CALENDARS for Thursday June 16. Please join us for our 10 Year Los Gatos Showroom Anniversary Party. Food, Beverages, Raffles, and more!

Click HERE to RSVP today.

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NerfWarABSI 2016 Sales Meeting: Nerf Guns Anyone? Our annual sales meeting was held in beautiful Monterey Bay in May this year with the theme being “No Man Left Standing”. We were there to celebrate another 40% growth year and thank our sales team for their undying dedication”, says Chris Cole. (WWS) Western Window Systems played a significant role in our meetings overall chaos. WWS CEO Scott Gates was plummeted with foam projectiles when he and staff entered the meeting room under a rapid fire of automatic nerf guns. Presenters as well as the Sales Team dodged nerf bullets throughout the meeting. For the presenters it was a test to “stay on topic” while under continual fire from the crowd. The cross fire was intense at times but the meeting couldn’t have turned out better and been more fun! Dinner at Turn 12 in Monterey concluded the evening while all attendees enjoyed the camaraderie. Shortly after dinner the gang strolled down the street to the British Pub for some Karaoke. It was ABSi rocker Adam Baker who took top honors and in short time had groupies acknowledging his animated performance!

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WhatToDo1ABSi receives National Recognition in recent Magazine article:What to Do When the Wall Just Won't Do? The beauty for the Window & Door Dealer is the ability to blend margins up by inserting specialty sliding doors systems into standard window and door packages. "A veteran sales rep is laser focused on earnings and uses this strategy as a tool to increase commissions and margin bonuses," says Scott Thurber, Vice President of Associated Building Supply, Inc. This high end sliding door product segment has not yet been commoditized in the marketplace primarily due to its installation and application complexities. To sell successfully with no call backs requires a higher sales skill set which includes rough opening layout, post job walks, and structural engineering. When a sales rep can flawlessly perform these value added services builders will happily pay more for the product. Click HERE to read more.

BrianBABSi Service Department: Brian Bunch, ABSi Service Manager, is looking forward to increasing customer service levels and working with vendors to improve overall communication. “We have been working feverishly designing a service module within our Customer Relations Management system that will track and update service status from creation to completion date. This module populates real time dashboard reports and enables easy access to all pertinent contract documents so vendors and ABSi staff have information at their fingertips. All beta testing is complete and were in full swing with our new system! Please feel free to call me anytime, “says Brian Bunch.

Chamber of Commerce Celebrates Associated Building Supply Showroom Opening.

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On Thursday, April 14th, the Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce celebrated the grand opening of Associated Building Supply Inc.'s new Pacific Grove showroom located at 157 Grand Avenue. Associated Building Supply, Inc. exists to be the premier retailer of windows and doors for the discriminating custom homebuilder, homeowner, and architect.

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WhatToDo3 Featured Customer - Builder Gary Ernst, Building Contractors License #597227, is the owner of Ernst Development located at 939 Lakeview Way, Redwood City, CA. As a general contractor, Ernst was responsible for providing all of the material, labor and equipment needed to pull together this beautiful Silicon Valley custom home along with the assistance from Designer Steve Simpson of SDG Architecture. SDG is well-versed in various architectural styles, so whether you are looking for classic, modern, or something in between they have the knowledge and skill to respond with innovative solutions. SDG Architects has become especially skilled at maneuvering through the often unpredictable maze of zoning ordinances and design review boards that exist in many of the areas they work in. Size is not a prerequisite for creativity, nor is budget or style. Rather clients who are up for fun, refreshing, quality architecture are likely to attract the SDG team’s attention. 

May20161Featured Project - When this family was in the process of designing their spacious new home, they wanted the best of both worlds for their doors and windows—sleek and modern function with warm, traditional details. Builder Gary Ernst teamed up with ABS Los Gatos Door and Window expert Loren Monge to help them make their dreams a reality. AG Millworks custom aluminum clad bi-fold patio doors and custom aluminum clad pocketing lift and slide doors were the perfect solution for their New England-inspired traditional home.

May20163Bi-fold doors and windows fold open entire rooms to the outdoors in the playful pool/guesthouse living quarters and kitchen. In the great room of the main house, pocketing lift and slide doors disappear into the walls to create living space that flows out seamlessly onto the patio and pool areas. Two walls of the formal dining room fold away with AG Millworks bi-fold patio doors, transforming a cozy winter dining experience into an open air patio in just moments.

May20165A new take on an old favorite—the pass-through kitchen window is achieved with bi-fold patio windows so every opening is accessible when the family entertains. Throughout the rest of the house, high end production windows and doors from Clad Outswing Bi-Fold Windows, Clad Bi-fold Doors, Clad Lift & Slide Doors, and Clad Lift & Slide Pocket Doors. All products were finished with a white clad exterior, primed interior, no screens, with satin nickel hardware and SB 60 Glass.

Team up with the experts at Associated Building Supply for your next project and make amazing things happen!

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AGLogo1DREAM BIG! Pocketing Lift and Slide Patio Doors by Art Glass (AG) Millworks, dramatically expand living space, opening entire walls to the outdoors as they fold completely out of the way. For the ultimate indoor/outdoor lifestyle, lift and slide doors can be completely concealed in the wall when open.May2016Newsletter

Our new foldaway lift and slide handleset sits flush with the face of the door and folds neatly away to allow the doors to pocket–and no removable handle to lose! (See below for details) Pocketing Lift and Slide Doors are also available in Aluminum Clad/Wood. Getting clad windows from another manufacturer but want Art Glass Etc., Inc. aluminum clad patio doors? We’ll match any manufacturer’s exterior clad color to insure a consistent look between our products and theirs. Pocketing Lift and Slide Patio Doors are available in the following wood species:

  • Cherry
  • Walnut
  • Sipo Mahogany
  • Genuine Mahogany
  • African Mahogany
  • North American Red Oak
  • North American White Oak
  • Quartersawn White Oak
  • Rift Sawn White Oak
  • Clear Alder
  • Knotty Alder
  • Clear Cedar
  • Knotty Cedar
  • Poplar
  • Douglas Fir
  • Pine
  • Teak

On all wood units,we’ll even make your doors with different wood species on inside and outside surfaces.

Associated Building Supply has become a leading Dealer of AG Millmorks products throughout California. ABSi considers AG Millworks an exceptional vendor partner in every sense and they respect our expertise & professionalism. Read what Maria says about our Los Gatos Sales Consultants. ABSi proudly displays AG Millworks products at various California showrooms throughout the state. As an example, at the ABSi Costa Mesa Showroom, we have one of their beautiful Bi-Folding door systems made of walnut with a aluminum clad exterior & pleated screen system. Northern California has the largest selection in the state of AG Millwork products on display at our Burlingame Showroom. We invite you to stop in and see the quality! You'll be simply amazed!

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