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2019 - ABSi Recognized - "Luxury Windows & Doors for Luxury Home" by Construction Focus Magazine

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Associated Building Supply, Inc. supplies high-end window and door systems to California’s luxury-home market. It’s rated one of the best by its own industry, and driven to be one of the best by its own beliefs. The company was established in Oxnard, California in 1993 by founder Chris Cole. With Chris at the helm ABSi grew over the next decade into a 3.8 million-JW Round Interiordollar company, well established in two locationsand with a solid foundation in southern California. In 2006 Scott Thurber joined the organization and helped Cole grow it into a leading supplier in the region. Today the company employs 30 people and operates nine showrooms and two corporate offices spanning the entire state. As California’s leading supplier of high-end window and door systems, ABSi has seen consistent success and last year achieved 35 million dollars in sales. The history of ABSi has been 26 years of learning, and focusingon, what matters most to its customers and its vendor partners. “Part of what we do really well is representing our brands,” says Vice President Scott Thurber. “Our vendors provide a superhigh level of service to us because of our ability to sell their products. When we bring on a brand to sell we’re very selective and we work very closely with the vendor to develop a joint plan to build both their brand and our brand together.” Over the course of its existence ABSi has carefully cultivated a premium vendor network and a streamlined product offering. As the company grew, so did its vendor network.

L.A.Times2Overall, the company’s performance rates at the top for nearly every brand it works with. “It really increases the level of service we can offer to our customers because of the solid relationships we have with our vendors,” says Thurber. “We’re different that way.” ABSi aims to be much more than a typical supplier. Going far beyond just the product, the company provides a complete solution to every job by working closely with the builders, architects, and homeowners to develop a clear understanding of all their needs, providing a unique solution for the project at hand. This means that ABSi gets involved early on so that its sales consultants can workNewPortBeach3 with the architects, helping them specify products that are right for the design. This involves not only aesthetic decisions, but application- and performance-based decisions as well. As a result of this, ABSi helps ensure that all the products specified in the architect’s plans are structurally feasible, and that they are suited to the weather and exposure requirements of the house. Once the designs are completed, ABSi will work with the building team as well, ensuring that everything fits within budget and code requirements, and that the products are properly installed.

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ABSi Supports "The Veterans Promise Program"

ABSi supports the William and Helen Scarpino Veterans Promise Program.

"We are proud to support our US Veterans and give back to those who served our wonderful Country", says ABSi Controller Sandra Arellano.  

veterans promiseThe Ventura College Foundation William and Helen Scarpino Veterans Promise Program is funded by donors who cover the costs of VC enrollment fees for the FIRST YEAR of U.S. veteran and U.S. active duty military students! This allows these students to reserve their GI Bill® for four-year University education.

How is it helpful?

This program improves the college-going rate among veterans and active duty military in Ventura County!

As the GI Bill® provides a maximum of 48 months of benefits, it allows veteran students to reserve their GI Bill® for four-year university education and allows us to better assist active duty military to transition into civilian life. See recent thank you letters from Vets ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE. As of June 2019, ABSi has had the pirviledge of honoring approximately 100 Veteran Students by way of the "Veterans Promise" and the "Veteran Textbook Program".     

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PRESS March 2019 - ABSi Top National Dealer, 5th in Nation

dwm Mag 2019 cover MarchABSi Ranks 5th in the Nation amongst Window & Door Dealers across the country in Door & Window Market magazine's March 2019 annual TOP DEALER reveiw. This is ABSi's fifth consecutive year of being highlighted as one of Americas Top Window & Door dealers by DWM. DWM says; "The Nation’s top door and window dealers are a diverse group. Overall, the results are proof that a variety of factors go into a “top dealer.” Some may drop a few slots due to employee challenges, while others continue to add new locations and thrive. But wherever they fall, the industry proves its resiliency, as it sustains itself through those challenges, while still finding success."  VP Scott Thurber says; "In 2017 & 2018 ABSi focused on future expansion by developing critical infrastructure. We positioned ourselves in 2018 for steady growth in 2019 by adding seasoned Sales Management and branching out into new strategic markets." See full article.

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