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ABSi Project "The Bluffs" featured by LaCANTINA

Tucked along the Pacific coast, the Bluffs are new home estates located just outside of Santa Barbara, CA. Ranging from 2,800 square feet to 4,200 square feet, these stylish homes feature distinctive exteriors, gracious living areas, eco friendly and energy saving products, upgraded standard amenities and enhanced custom options. LaCantina Doors folding door systems are a standard feature in 2 of the 5 floor plans in this luxurious single family home development.
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Location: Goleta, CA    Developer: Comstock Homes
Building Type: Single Family Residential Production Home
Dealer: Associated Building Supply Inc. ABSi Sales Consultant Chris Drinkard
Scott Thurber, Vice President, Associated Building Supply, a leading California window and door dealer noted “The Bluffs is another example of LaCantina Doors adding value to a high profile housing project. By substituting the sliding patio doors with LaCantina's Aluminum Wood bifolding doors, Comstock Homes was able to enhance curb appeal and differentiate this project in today’s competitive housing market.”
Comstock Homes VP of Construction Pete Perea added “We could not be happier with the dark chocolate exterior / dark stain VG Douglas fir interior colors of LaCantina's Aluminum Wood folding doors.”
Its important to note, JELD-WEN Siteline Ex wood clad window & door products with beautiful pre-finished interiors were also utilized throughout the Bluffs project. In addition, ABS SmartCare was provided and praised by the Comstock Project Managers and Principles.   

PRESS - Window & Door Magazine 2015. ABSi Jan 2015 Interviewed by Window & Door Magazine - Energy Star

Energy Star Education - Window & Door Magazine

January 28, 2015

Dealers work to train sales teams, homeowners as new guidelines take effect... by Emily Kay Thompson, Editor Window & Door Magazine

FEATURE ARTICLE | Energy Efficiency For many dealers across the country, getting up to speed on the Energy Star v6.0 specification will be among their New Year’s resolutions. As of January 1, 2015, manufacturers must use the v6.0 product specification when labeling products for the North-Central, South-Central, and/or Southern Climate Zones. Energy StarManufacturers may continue to use the v5.0 product specification for the Northern Zone until January 1, 2016. For dealers, the education of their sales teams—and customers—will be crucial to a successful transition.

Energy Star v6.0 will impact some dealers more than others, according to Scott Thurber, vice president of Associated Building Supply, Inc. “It depends on the business model, the target audience, and what niche you’re after,” he says. “It is probably much more important in the remodel/retrofit market than it is for specialty/high-end that sells product solutions based on aesthetics.”

“Manufacturers give you tools and horse power when it comes time to talk energy,” Thurber says of his suppliers. For example, he says that Jeld-Wen’s architectural consultants put on training seminars and, “from a marketing standpoint, they provide a lot of materials.”

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PRESS - Window & Door Magazine 2014. ABSi Recognized by Western Window Systems - Dealer of the Year

ABSi Named Dealer of the Year by Window & Door Magazine

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Associated Building Supply, Inc. (ABSi), a dealer partner of Western Window Systems, has been named a 2014 Dealer of the Year by Window & Door magazine.

“ABSi takes ownership with each customer and are committed to the service they provide from start to finish on every project,” says Western Window Systems CEO Jason Funk in the ABSi feature article in Window & Door. “They work to build the customer’s vision and stay on budget.”

Recognizing “window and door retailers and distributors that stand out among their peers as innovators in terms of business practices, sales strategies, customer service, installation methods and community service,” Window & Door awarded ABSi with Leadership in the Professional Market. The California-based company, which is trending $21 million in sales for 2014, has seen record growth in the last three years.

What’s ABSi’s secret?

absi sd“When some people look at plans, they see it as gospel. We look at it as art—requirements, codes, installation, aesthetics—all the things the homeowner is after rolled into one package,” says ABSi vice president Scott Thurber in the article. “That’s where we shine.”

To see the full article on ABSi in Window & Door, visit the magazine’s website.

PRESS - Stonemill Design Center 2014. ABSi recognized by Stonemill Design Center

ABSi Costa Mesa has been blessed to be located in such a well managed and professional design center.

Stonemill says; "Congratulations to Associated Building Supply as they walk away with the prestigious award of Dealer of the year 2014"...see article

Cathryn DeFazio, Senior Vice President of IDS, oversees the management and marketing of The Stonemill Design Center, and enjoys the challenge of creating an exciting and eclectic showroom mix, beautiful environment and fabulous marketing events. IDS Stonemill Design Center 3243-4x200The Stonemill Design Center is a 130,000 square foot cottage style mixed-use property built in the early 1980s. This landmark property is located in the heart of Orange County near the intersection of all things near and dear to “The O.C.” The Stonemill Design Center is focused on interior design, architectural and creative uses and has a rich, diverse and exceptional offering of goods and services.

A sampling of the offerings at The Stonemill Design Center include Creative Design Consultants, Designers Resource Collection, Harsey & Harsey, Ann Dennis Designs, Kenneth McDonald Designs, Fabricut, Estate of Design, Associated Building Supply and many independent interior designers, architects and, of course, the fabulous A Wish and A Whisk Cakery!

 

PRESS - Window & Door Magazine 2014. ABSi Awarded National Top Honors - 2014 Dealer of the Year - Leadership in the Professional Market

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Associated Building Supply, Inc. recognized Nationally for overall excellence in the professional market October 27, 2014 by Window & Door Magazine. At Associated Building Supply, the sales team spends a lot of time developing relationships and building trust with architects. “We work hard to protect and enhance their reputation with the homeowner by ultimately taking the burden of the window and door decision off their shoulders,” says Vice President Scott Thurber, who joined the company eight years ago when owner Chris Cole decided to expand the business. During his tenure, Thurber has helped grow ABSi to eight showroom locations in California—ranging from San Diego to Northern California—and 20 sales-people.
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 “ABSi sales experts take ownership with each customer and are committed to the service they provide from start to finish on every project,” says Jason Funk, president of Western Window Systems, which supplies ABSi. “They work to build the customer’s vision and stay on budget.” To enable the sales team to offer top-notch service, ABSi gives its sales consultants access to all eight showrooms for customer meetings and to use work stations when on the road. Since the company uses a cloud-based system, consultants have access to a private, real-time sales dashboard, quoting software, customer contracts and business records. “With a salesforce of tenured industry professionals, LaCantina Doors has the utmost confidence in ABSi’s ability to manage complex projects and support our mutual customers,” says Tim Kelting, national sales director for LaCantina Doors, which Associated Building Supply carries in its showrooms. “ABSi draws from a broad range of experience and has proven its ability to successfully exceed the service expectations of builders, architects and designers, as well as homeowners and end users.” Jeld-Wen Sales Manager Larry Case says he appreciates ABSi’s “continual training” for its employees and their professional customers—contractors and architects—who regularly attend Jeld-Wen manufacturing and plant training and tours. “You can expect an ABSi consultant to know the answer to product questions or know the best path to get an answer quickly,” he says. Thurber says the company helps its customers through value engineering and knowledge. “When some people look at plans, they see it as gospel. We look at it as art—requirements, codes, installation, aesthetics—all the things the homeowner, builder, and architect are after rolled into one package. That’s where we shine. We spend a great deal of time on the "complete package" by providing window & door intellectual property as the consultant of choice, the expert.” The method seems to be working. ABSi has achieved 40-50 percent growth per year over the past three years, according to Thurber. “We did well during the Recession by focusing on the high-end luxury home niche, which didn’t suffer like the production home segment.”
ABSi is committed to finding employees who Thurber says “are leaders, more professional. We continue to grow and hire all the time. We’re trending at $21 million for this year and our goal is to be at $50 million in the next three to four years.”doylogo 2010 ABSi is a 2-time winner of the prestigious Dealer of the Year award.  DOTY 2010

ABSi 2014 Supplies JELD-WEN Contemporary Wood-Clad Product Solutions

Contemporary Design is all about wide open spaces, clean lines and bold geometry. For many, the style also means individuality. ABSi supplies JELD-WEN Contemporary Wood Clad Window & Door products for high end luxury homes in the Bay Area.Fischer-Rice 1 33

That’s the inspiration behind JELD-WEN's contemporary models in their Custom Window & Door line, which offers those with a passion for contemporary and modern architecture the opportunity to create their own unique door and window styles using a combination of intriguing details and natural materials such as glass, metal and wood.

Over the years, contemporary homes have proven themselves to be among the most popular of styles, and JELD-WEN experts foresee a continued growth curve in the years to come.

In fact, the Perfect Home Survey, a nationwide study of homeowners commissioned by JELD-WEN, found that respondents identified contemporary as the second-most desired style of home in which they would like to live.

THE STORY...

The window and door product originally specified for these featured projects by the esteemed California based Architect were high-end Architectural Aluminum product. However, as it often does during the Title 24 energy calculation process, preserving the homes desired energy efficiency standards presented significant challenges and in this case as most, would not be compromised.

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THE SOLUTION!

California Bay Area Swatt Miers Architecture was introduced to JELD-WEN's "Custom" wood clad narrow sight-line window and door product offering. They were amazed to discover, in addition to  enhanced energy efficiency, far more desirable and affordable  design options in terms of warm wood species, interior & exterior finishes, architectural profiles, design pressure performance options, and overall esthetics.  swatt panos24

They discovered "the look" was similar in terms of accomplishing wide-open spaces and narrow site lines yet the energy efficiencies of wood clad windows and doors proved far superior to aluminum. A terrific product solution that satisfied and complimented design and energy requirements while achieving budget.

THE EXECUTION

ABSi, JELD-WEN's largest volume specialty dealer in California, employ 17 factory trained Sales Consultants to consult directly with Architects and Builders on how to effectively utilize JELD-WEN's "Custom" product offering as the perfect contemporary window & door product solution. swatt panos52 

After 21 years serving California, Associated Building Supply Inc. has earned JELD-WEN's Architectural Division's highest respect as dealer of choice especially when complex and demanding projects require solutions outside the box. In addition, ABSi has total access to JELD-WEN Architectural resources to include JW Architect Consultants,   CAD departments, and Continual Education Programs. If you can visualize it, and its not the size of Mt. Rushmore, we'll do our best to make your dreams a reality.    

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ABSi Sales Consultants Chris & Daniel Lorber Supply IWC Contemporary Products for Baran Studio designed project

ABSi Sales Consultants Daniel & Chris Lorber partner with Architect, Developer, and Builder to provide aluminum contemporary window & door product solutions while achieving budget! This project is located in Berkeley at 2008 & 2010 9th Street and called for a very contemporaryKeltic outside deisgn. The IWC Ketlic Multi-Slide door system complimented by IWC Ambassador series bronze windows proved to be the perfect solution. "The architect and developer wanted to connect indoor and outdoor space seamlessly. IWC’s Keltic door helped them not only achieve this, but also allowed them to stay inside of their budget", said ABSi Sales Consultant Daniel Lorber.
Architect: Baran Studio  Matthew Baran
Matthew is a licensed architect that has been practicing in Northern and Southern California for over fifteen years. He has extensive experience with single and multi-family residential, commercial, and institutional architecture, and 05 Mediumbroad knowledge of landscape design and construction technologies. He previously worked on large and small scale projects for firms as diverse as Angelil Graham (Now AGPS) and The Jerde Partnership. In addition to his own practice, he is a partner at the design build development firm Assemblage. Matthew teaches courses at UC Berkeley and the Academy of Art University, and has been invited to critique at schools that include Stanford, California College of the Arts, and USC. His academic work focuses on the use of broadly defined machines to analyze, extend, and respond to existing site conditions. His research focus includes mapping, diagramming and scripting using BIM, GIS, CNC fabrication and experimental robotics. Baran Studio Testimonials.
Builder: CS Development - Cristian Szilagy
Developer: Caleb Inman
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ABSi Sales Consultant Bob Parliament Supplies Windows & Doors for Stanford University Olmsted Housing

Olmsted Housing Will Improve Stanford's Recruiting of Coaches.
The construction of 25 housing units, including 17 single-family homes and four duplexes, designed primarily for athletic coaches and their families, is on a three-acre plot between El Camino Real and Olmsted Road. The Stanford Athletics housing project between El Camino Real and Olmsted Road, projected to make recruiting coaches easier, is completetd, according to Deputy Athletic Director Ray Purpur. 
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Like the nearby and newly opened faculty housing project on Stanford Avenue, the additional housing for coaches is intended to offset the extraordinary cost of living in the Stanford area. Often, newly hired staff members have trouble finding affordable living space near campus. "We're the most expensive housing market in all of Division 1A athletics," said Purpur. Having an on-campus housing option makes Stanford more competitive when recruiting talented coaches, he added. "Now, when we bring in a coach or an assistant coach, we can say, 'here's your salary, here's your team, and your budget and your benefits'," said Purpur. "And by the way, here's a house." Building Street Pic 2 Smallhomes for coaches has been part of Stanford Athletics' master plan for the past 25 years, Purpur said. The project was first proposed in 2007. The trustees gave construction approval to a scaled-back plan in April 2009. The Olmsted Road Staff Rental Housing, which includes 17 single-family homes and four duplexes for Department of Athletics coaches on 3 acres bounded by El Camino Real, Stanford Avenue and Olmsted Road. Each home is two stories and comes with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The houses, which Daycare Center Smallrange from 1,550 to 1,880 square feet, are each equipped with stainless steel appliances, a washer and dryer, and a big-screen television installed above a fireplace. "It's a little outrageous how nice they are," joked Purpur. All the houses are for rent only, which will allow for flexibility, since coaches tend to be transitory. The Athletics Department's long-term goal is for the complex to serve as transitional housing so that short-term coaches can avoid the logistical hassle that comes with moving, and long-term coaches can eventually afford a down payment on a house. Purpur said the project has been supported by Stanford alumnus John Arrillaga, who has been involved as project manager. "He's the driving force behind getting this done," said Purpur. 
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Although the buildings have not been completed, all the homes are spoken for. The neighborhood will be mostly populated with a mix of head and assistant coaches, although three of the units will be occupied by staff members from outside athletics. Purpur hopes that the neighborhood will be a fun, close-knit community. All the families moving into the new housing have children, and a large playground will be installed in the complex courtyard. "I think there's going to be huge barbecues outside where people talk about coaching philosophies," said Purpur. He hopes that the neighborhood will facilitate communication between coaches, eventually allowing more experienced coaches to mentor new ones.

ABSi Sales Consultant Bob Parliament worked closely with Principal John Arrillaga, Architect Jeremiah Tolbert This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and Builder Bob Bruce throughout the value engineering process and construction phases of the Olmsted Housing project. After product due diligence was completed, JELD-WEN Siteline EX Wood Windows & Doors with Auralast were manufactured to order achieving a wide variety of architectural design styles, clad color themes, and creative exterior trim options. Energy efficient LowE366 glass was used with a multitude of Simulated Divided Lite bar profiles and lite breakups. "The Stanford University Olmsted Housing project is a complete showcase of JELD-WEN window & door products and clearly demonstrates JELD-WEN's ability to achieve diverse design challenges with quality product solutions"; says ABSi Vice President Scott Cascade Fixed 3 SmallThurber. In addition, JELD-WEN IWP Aurora pre-finished Fiberglass Entry Systems were used over traditional wood entry products to enhance quality and reduce maintenance. On the interior, Lakeview Milllwork's beautiful interior solid core doors and TruStile MDF were used on the interiors to enhance and compliment the wide array of design needs. To top it off, SmartCare, the ABSi proactive service program was embraced and praised by both Builder & Architect. Architect Jeremiah Tolbert, architect and principle of Tolbert Designs, also feels similarly about working with ABS. “I believe they seek to please their clients by offering [and] suggesting great products, and carry that through to the final installation of it,” he says. “ABS does their job with excellence from start to finish.”

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ABSi 2013 Donates to Toys For Tots

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ABSi sponsors 650 children by donating to Toy's For Tots in December 2013!

ToysRus said; "This is the longest receipt in the history of the Oxnard store. 17' long to be exact". toytots2013The cash register was put to its test as 22 overflowing carts of toys lined uped. The donation on behalf of ABSi was made at the Oxnard Fire Station Number One station1via our company owner & family. "Its a pleasure to make an anonomous donation at the Fire Station and help so many wonderful kids". We believe to give is the right thing to do in respect of a higher power and in support of our Fairness Doctrine. God bless to all!   

 

 

PRESS - Door & Window Market Magazine 2013. ABSi Featured by Door & Window Market Magazine at PCBC

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PCBC Back in its Heydey

June 11th, 2013 | Category: Featured Content

Exhibitors who attended last week’s PCBC, held in San Diego, said the event reminded them of years past due to impressive attendance numbers.

“I have attended PCBC for the past 25 years and this reminded me of its heyday,” said Scott Thurber, general manager, Associated Building Supply Inc., a California dealer, who displayed products from LaCantina Doors, Euroline Steel Windows & Doors, Western Window Systems, JELD-WEN Custom and AG Millworks in its booth. “It reminded me of the days when you would look at your watch and it would be 5 p.m. and you would wonder where the day went.”

He added that in his estimation, especially on the first day, attendance numbers increased significantly from past years. Those who were at the event were looking for differentiation and contemporary designs, according to Thurber.

“We have noticed the trend in contemporary designs and this was also evident at the show,” he said, “so we put these products front and center.”

He also said it was refreshing to see attendees looking for ways to differentiate instead of focusing solely on the price point.

“We serve the luxury residential and commercial market and we are finding that companies are not so focused on price anymore and we see that as a positive indicator,” he added. For so long, price was the main factor so it is nice to see that changing.”

To view complete article follow the link to Door & Window Market Magazine

ABSi is Window & Door Supplier of Choice for Martis Camp Lodge

Martis Camp was the only Project to Win Three Grand Gold Nuggets in 2010! 
SAN FRANCISCO…June 2010
– "Martis Camp wins highest honors and is recognized for its focus on providing incredible opportunities for architecture, recreation, community gathering and lBi fold with radius nicecelebration of nature at the 47th annual Pacific Coast Builders Conference Gold Nugget Awards luncheon on June 10th. Martis Camp was honored as the only property this year to win three Grand Awards: Best Residential Community of the Year, Best Private Recreational Facility for the design of the Family Barn, and Best Site Plan of the Year. Martis Camp was also recognized with a Merit Award for its Family Barn Cabins." The oldest and largest program of its kind, PCBC Gold Nuggets honor creative achievements in architectural design and land use planning for residential, commercial and industrial projects throughout 14 western states and international countries. Grand Award winners emerged from the Award of Merit honorees in each category. A panel of six industry professionals from across the country reviewed 440 entries in 47 categories. Winners emerged from western states and from Australia, Canada, China, Dubai, France, Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and the United Arab Emirates. Martis Camp was the only project to win three Grand Awards. Martis Camp was awarded Gold Nugget Grand Awards in the following categories:

Best Residential Detached Community of the Year: Martis Camp Community
Best Public/Private Recreational Use Facility: Martis Camp Family Barn
Best Community Site Plan over 20 Acres: Martis Camp Development

Martis Camp is a private gated community located between Truckee and North Lake Tahoe in the Martis Valley. Back of lodgeSituated on 2,177 acres with sweeping topography, the land itself embraces the true essence of High Sierra living. A year round community, Martis Camp Club offers private ski access via the Martis Camp Express Lift to Northstar California™ in winter and a Tom Fazio 18 hole golf course in the summer. Martis Camp Club members enjoy a vast array of amenities including the Family Barn complex with swimming, a bowling alley, art loft, movie theater, indoor basketball court, soda fountain and outdoor Performance amphitheater; an 18--‐hole putting park; Sporting fields and pavilions; Camp Lodge with Dining venues, club spa, fitness center and vitality pools; Folk School; Lost Library; 26 miles of private trails for hiking, snowshoeing and cross--‐country skiing, a planned private Mountain Clubhouse at the base of Lookout Mountain, and planned tennis courts and pavilion.

Associated Building Supply Inc. provided all the exterior windows & doors for the Martis Camp Lodge. This is truly a spectatcular project featuring JELD-WEN CUSTOM wood clad window & door products. Among the large quantity of standard picture windows and casements, the project design called for highly custom radius windows, massive Bi-Folding doors systems, and a large quantity of French Doors. The incredible JELD-WEN warranty coupled with their ability to provide experienced architectural support and manage large projects provided ABSi the resources necessary to manage a large project and meet the expectations of both Builder & Architect. "We have been representing JELD-WEN companies for over 20 years and wouldn't have considered this project 
BI-Fold radius 940x5101with any other National Brand." JELD-WEN Architectural Solutions experts John Mikkelsen and Larry Case provided ABSi the factory direct support required to knowledgeably achieve custom product engineering request and design expectations. 
The Architect, Swaback Partners, called for a very specific design requiring countless hours of window and door engineering to make sure all sitelines and details matched with perfection. Swaback Partners is a team of dedicated Architects providing services in special case architectural design, community planning and development services, interior design, environmental and graphic design. The firm was founded in 1978 and currently practices throughout the United States, Mexico, and the World.
The BuilderHayhoe Construction, has built its business on constructing high-end golf course clubhouses throughout the west. Based in Tustin, Calif., Hayhoe has built clubhouses for Pronghorn, Bridges at Santa Fe, Mayacama Golf Club, Sonoma Golf Club, Black Rock and Aliso Vejio Golf Club. 
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ABSi Rich Mathieu "Malibu Project" Featured in Western Window Systems Project Gallery

Private Residence
Malibu - California
Window & Door Solutions - provided and sold by ABSi Sales Consultant Rich Mathieu
1 mann sd imageCrafted by designer Wayne Chevalier of Studio Bracket, this beautiful home was built for a longtime car enthusiast and his wife with entertaining in mind. Thanks to Series 600 Multi-Slide and Sliding Glass Doors located in almost every room of this house, the homeowners are able to extend their living spaces to the beautiful Koi pond, backyard or swimming pool with ease. Inspired by Mid-Century Modern architecture, the doors and Series 600 Window Walls create an open, light-filled structure that feels luxurious yet comfortable.

ABSi "Project Frog" recognized by JELD-WEN

CRISSY FIELD CENTER– PROJECT FROG
San Francisco, California
Certified: USGBC- LEED Platinum (pending)

project-frog-largeProject Challenge: Project Frog is on a mission to revolutionize the way buildings are created. Described as LEGOS® on steroids, the Project Frog approach applies new technology to overcome the inefficiencies of traditional construction. The result is measurably greener and significantly smarter spaces such as the new 7500 square foot Crissy Field Center located on San Francisco’s waterfront adjacent to the picturesque Presidio and the Golden Gate Bridge. The Crissy Field Center consists of environmental education classrooms, a science lab, a community gathering room and popular Beach Hut Café. Designed with durability in mind, high performance features to note include the sleek storefront with aluminum exterior and environmentally friendly glazing and signature clerestory.

Architectural solution: Critical to the success of the project was the smooth integration of jamb and trim details to accomplish the desired exterior appearance. The creative JELD-WEN Architectural Consultant and Commercial Solutions team worked in concert with local dealer Associated Building Supply to create designs of mulled, high performance window units which complimented the look of anodized aluminum and fit into a value conscious budget. Intended as a model of sustainable development for both students and community, the project strived to reach its efficiency goals while minimizing its environmental footprint.

Incorporating JELD-WEN Premium Siteline EX Arctic Silver casement and awning windows with stainless steel hinging hardware, the project team successfully accomplished their goal. Made with durable AuraLast® wood, the windows featured efficient glazing with low U-Factors and 20-year warranties.

Project details / benefits: Premium Siteline EX clad wood windows with Auralast® wood, ENERGY STAR® qualified windows and doors featuring Low-E glazing, Prefinished Arctic Silver aluminum clad exterior for ease of maintenance, Reliable 20-year warranted AuraLast® wood for durability.

Architect: MKThink - San Francisco, CA
Builder: Fisher development - San Francisco, CA
Dealer: Associated Building Supply Inc. - Burlingame, CA
Comments: An ENERGY STAR® Partner since 1998, JELD-WEN ENERGY STAR qualified windows with Low-E glazing maximized daylight in the buildings and aided the project in achieving LEED Platinum designation (pending) from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Read JELD-WEN Article Story also in JELD-WEN Architectural Solutions Brochure

ABSi Recognized as Featured Western Window Systems Dealer with "The Vision House"

Western Window Systems recognizes ABSi as Featured Dealer in 2013!

"The VISIONS House"

western window systems featured dealers associatedAt Western, our dealers are our closest and most important partners. Dealers are not only our direct point of contact to end customers, they are often directly responsible for helping ensure that our products get ordered, installed and serviced the way they should. For that reason, we count ourselves incredibly lucky when we find dealers as excellent as Associated Building Supply.

Like Western, ABSi has lofty ambitions and believes they “exist to be the premier retailer of windows and doors for the discerning custom homebuilder, homeowner and architect.” Their focus on being great, coupled with a “Fairness Doctrine,” forms the foundation of their business and operating procedures that make ABSi a great dealer-partner for Western. “The top leaders of ABSi, Chris Cole and Scott Thurber, are two of the greatest guys you could ever be around,"says Western vice president Scott Leech. "A lot of their success has to do with the fact these are just great guys that are fair, do what they say and are committed to trying to be the best at what they do. Their rapid climb to become the highest volume dealer in California for Western has everything to do with their great leadership.” While great leadership is the foundation, ABSi also has seven beautiful showrooms, a talented and knowledgeable sales force, diversified products and financial stability. “As the Northern California sales rep for Western, I can’t tell you how much it has meant to me to have a great partner like ABSi. Their salespeople have committed themselves to becoming true product experts, and their focus on reaching and connecting to important architects in the area has been outstanding," adds Western dealer representative Jeff Jensen. "Plus, when you have a showroom that displays the Western product as beautifully as their new facility in Burlingame does, their team is equipped to make a great impression on any potential customer.”

ABSi is quickly making their mark by continuing to land and secure Western projects that are making news throughout the country. For example, the photos shown here are for a project called “The VISION House” that was featured in Green Builder Magazine (to read the full article, please CLICK HERE). The cutting-edge project, designed by KAA Design and P2 Design, included Western Bi-Fold and Multi-Slide Doors that helped promote the indoor/outdoor lifestyle that was central to the home design. “ABSi did a great job on this project. Customers love working with them, and so do I,” says Western dealer representative Todd Hayhurst. To Chris, Scott and the ABSi team: We want to say thank you for your partnership. We could not ask for a better team or a better dealer to help us continue our rapid growth in one of our most important markets. You guys are awesome.

ABSi Rich Mathieu "Santa Barbara Project" Featured in Western Window Systems Project Gallery

Private Residence
Santa Barbara - California
Window & Door Solutions - provided and sold by ABSi Sales Consultant Rich Mathieu
2 black sd imageUtilizing a Series 600 Multi-Slide Door to open the back of the house to a beautiful view, these homeowners have committed fully to the indoor-outdoor lifestyle. Natural light also floods the home thanks to Series 700 Casement/Awning Windows that sit just below the roof line — which all dramatically expand the home's livable space. Western's products help to define this home by maximizing its best asset (the view) and drawing it into the home, which would have been impossible to do with a traditional wall or door.

ABSi Supplies Cottage Living Idea Home Windows & Doors

Project: Cottage Living Idea House(click here). cottage 0orSet admist the hills of Los Angeles California with a Spanish Colonial Style is the Cottage Living Idea House.  
Window & Door Supplier: Associated Building Supply Inc. The exterior window & door product is JELD-WEN’s CUSTOM line with unique design elements to include AURALAST primed/painted wood exteriors, Half Round & Standard French Door systems, and massive Dining Room windows with Keyhole Arch Tops.
Architect: Harrison Design Associates: Since its founding in 1991, Award-Winning Harrison Design Associates has been dedicated to creating high-end, custom residences, cottage 1patiotown homes and specialty commercial projects that are inspired by the best of classical and modern architecture. From East Coast to West Coast, the company shares a singular belief that a well-designed building is a work of art; it is an enduring investment and a place to express the client's individuality. With a team of more than 60 architects, designers, landscape architects and interior designers, the firm creates an array of distinctive ancestral homes and public structures through the thoughtful study and application of traditional hierarchies, proportions, materials, and detailing. With offices in Atlanta and St. Simons Island, Georgia, as well as Santa Barbara and Beverly Hills, California, and now cottage 3roomNew York, Washington DC, and China, the firm has worked throughout the United States and internationally.
Builder: RJ Spann: Rick and Jim Spann, with a gentle nudge from their father, started R.J. Spann in 1983 and built a Company founded on traditional values dedicated to quality craftsmanship, hard work and honesty in all endeavors. Rick and Jim have guided the Company, located in Santa Barbara, to its success as a leading General Contractor throughout California. Several factors contribute to R.J. Spann's list of repeat clients. “We take pride in hiring the most qualified and committed employees. We are committed in the pooling of knowledge and ideas between owner, architect, and subcontractor duringcottage 2 each phase of the project. We have over sixty years of combined experience in the Industry, and our team approach prevents delays and produces the highest quality work both functionally and aesthetically.”

The New ABSi Burlingame Showroom

The new address is 859 Hinckley Road just off Harbor Blvd by SFO. Landmarks are the Elephant Bar & El Torrito. We have expanded into a showroom twice the size so we can display a wider variety of outstanding Window & Door products. The showroom features Art Glass Millwork custom mill wood products, LaCantina Bi-Fold Doors, Western Window Systems contemporary aluminum Multi-Slide, Bi-Fold Doors, Pivot Doors, French Doors and windows, Euroline Steel, and JELD-WEN window & door products. Call (888) 422-9422 for an appointment or email us. us      

ABSi Features LaCANTINA Bi-Fold Doors

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ABSi is Proud to Represent LaCANTINA Bi-Folding Doors. They are simply OUTSTANDING!

Come see the LaCANTINA Bi-Fold door display at our LOS GATOS, BURLINGAME, BERKELEY, COSTA MESA, SAN DIEGO, TORRANCE, and CALABASAS SHOWROOMS. We continue to have tremendous success with LaCANTINA Bi-Fold Door systems in terms of quality, support, & service. This is your opportunity to touch and operate a beautiful MAHOGANY or VG-FIR wood interior clad exterior Bi-Fold door system. LaCantina MG 7099 2LaCantina Doors was founded over 15 years ago in Australia. A pioneer in the industry, they were the first company to establish their own production facilities in both Australia and the United States, dedicated to the bifold door. This is an awesome product! Call for an appointment today.  

 

 

ABSi Invites You To The NEW Berkeley Showroom

We have moved one block from our old location! Our new Berkeley showroom is located at 702 Harrison Street, Suite C. From I80, take Gilman to 4th Street, turn left, go down 4th to Harrison turn left, to RR tracks. We still have easy access and parking just off I80. Our new showroom is being furnished with new displays and is twice the size. Come see our fully automated proprietary Pacific Architectural Millwork Slide & Seal (see video) wood-clad door system, 19 feet wide and 9 feet tall. We feature a large array of GREEN window & door products complimented by high quality brand names that meet our stringent selection standards and industry leading warranty requirements. Come see our unique Wood, Steel, and Aluminum window & door products on display. Bob Parliament, Daniel Lorber, & Chris Lorber make up your local ABSi sales team (contacts tab). Our Showrooms are by appointment only, so make sure you call us first or email.

ABSi Celebrates 21 Plus Years

CELEBRATING 21 PLUS WONDERFUL YEARS. THANK YOU!

After 21 years in business we are vibrant, growing, and true to our core values. Our core value of FAIRNESS proved to be the nucleus behind another record setting year. Our ongoing community responsibility and engagement in local business associations and charities endorses our core values of being a "fair company". To our customers, thank you for your trust and patronage. To those not yet in the ABSi camp, please allow us the opportunity to earn your trust and serve you fairly.  

Modern Pivot Doors

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AGMPivot1Pivot Doors are fresh, sleek and contemporary with the ability to enhance any architectural design. They are an excellent selection for applications that require a large opening with minimal floor space interruption while offering a modern take on the traditional hinged door. The pins of a Pivot Door are located at the top and bottom of the frame, allowing the door to swivel open and shut. These doors look great whether they are in the home or in the office and make a remarkable first impression with their massive glass, wood and steel panels that open with grace and ease.

Associated Building Supply, Inc., has several vendors that provide this beautiful product. Pivot Doors are the fresh, bold and contemporary choice for making an entry. Brazenly dramatic and modern, Pivot Doors are the most striking way to customize any entrance. With the ability to swing inward or out, the massive glass panels on the Pivot Door maximizes views and lets in light. Customized hardware allows you to open and close the door with ease.

EurolinePivot1EurolinePivot5Pictured to the left and right are Steel Pivot Doors manufactured by one of our core vendors, Euroline Steel Windows & Doors. With the heights reaching up to 12 feet and openings up to four feet wide, these doors can be used to showcase the enormity of any location. Pivot Doors add a modern look to the exterior as well as embellishing the entryway at the same time. These doors help the front door to be wider and much more substantial in relation to the residential or commercial elevation.

JW9To the right, JELD-WEN Windows and Doors has raised the bar with its striking entry doors that are a sure-fire way to add value and immediate street-appeal to your home. They offer innovative improvements to its pioneering pivot door system for the hot new trend of taller, wider entry doors. The pivot door system introduced by Corinthian Doors, a member of the JELD-WEN Windows and Doors family, handles the weight of taller and wider entry doors that have become a dominant feature in modern design.

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The pivot system means the weight of the door is carried at the top and bottom rather than on traditional hinged jambs. The system offers a self-closing mechanism that holds the door in a fully open position so that entering the home is unobtrusive and when released from the open position the door will automatically close shut.

JW6Corinthian’s popular Sunburst range is one of the most stunning of the entry door suite and has proved popular for those looking to maximize the value of their home by enhancing its immediate impact. With funky design elegance and strong lines reflecting the radiating power of the sun, the Sunburst double-door sets comes in bold, symmetrical designs: Sunburst Grand and Sunburst Arc. The creative range also comes in seven glazing options, each of which is enhanced using a new splayed glazing bead profile. Sunburst doors can be stained or painted. The innovative pivot door systems have become standard across the JELD-WEN Windows and Doors entry door range and have set new standards for entry doors across the residential building industry.

Series980To the right, Western Window Systems Series 980 Pivot Door is boldly dramatic and decidedly modern. As mentioned by Western Window Systems, the massive glass on the Series 980 Pivot Door maximizes views and lets in light. Custom hardware allows it to open with ease. Also, because it is aluminum, the Series 980 Pivot Door is low maintenance and is best suited for environments where screening is not necessary. With an array of finishes and sizes, this specific pivot door can fit almost any residential or commercial project.

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From patio to entry to interior doors, Pivot Doors come in a multitude of finishes and such as aluminum, steel and wood, and an array of sizes so this door can fit the need of any project.

Please call 888-422-9422 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details about this product.

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 "Associated has earned the trust of JELD-WEN and the builders and architects we refer to them. They specialize in luxury and technical solutions that require a high level of skill and years of experience.  Associated has proven that they have the professionalism to create solutions that work for each project. I would recommend Associated to my friends and family." 

Larry J. Case
JELD-WEN, Inc.

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