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Restoring the past
Enhancing the present
Building the future

 

 

 

 

 

Restoring the past

Enhancing the present

Building the future

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About us

We do what we say we'll do

Established in 1995, Alco Building Solutions is a design-build contractor integrating energy efficiency technology, renewable energy solutions, and power delivery infrastructure.

 

We deliver turn-key, and stress-free sustainable infrastructure solutions to a diverse customer base across the U.S.

We specialize in electrification integration, including:

  • Electric vehicle charging stations

  • Lighting systems & controls

  • Solar PV & battery storage

  • Mechanical systems

  • Building automation systems

 

The Team

ABS’s core values – which include craftsmanship, integrity, accountability, and commitment – are the driving force behind everything the company does. They influence every decision and action. Only those who embrace those values and are passionately committed to exceeding customer expectations are able to join the ABS team.

Our project team of certified and licensed electricians and engineers has designed customized energy infrastructure solution to meet the needs of commercial, industrial, municipal, K-12 and higher ed organizations across the U.S.

 

We handle everything from initial assessment and design through implementation and ongoing maintenance. We also handle all permitting and secure all state and federal funding/rebate opportunities.

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Services

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General Construction

Electrification Integration

Facility Upgrades

  • Tenant Improvement

  • Preconstruction

  • New Construction

  • Consolidation

  • Construction Management

  • Design Build

  • Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

  • Lighting Systems & Controls

  • Mechanical Systems

  • Building Automation Systems

  • Solar PV + Battery Storage

  • Alternative Transportation

  • Bundled Solutions

  • Design Build

  • Performance Contracting

  • Lighting 

  • HVAC

  • Solar PV

  • Electrical

  • Preventive/Optimization

  •  Custom Solutions

Customers

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Featured Projects
Contractors
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Ikea

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

IKEA, the world's leading home furniture retailer, understands that their focus on sustainable transport empowers their customers to live sustainably. 

IKEA partnered with ABS and ECOtality to install Blink® EV charging stations at two of their California locations.

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Los Angeles

New Building

Construction

ABS performed the electrical portion of the 31-story Concerto Project in LA's South Park District. 

ABS's lighting designs and value engineering of the electrical saved the building owner more than $700,000.

CVS Health

Lighting Upgrades

CVS is a pharmacy innovation company.  Their 'Planet in Balance' program ensures that environmental sustainability is embedded in their approach to business operations and product development. 

CVS  partnered with ABS to upgrade interior and exterior lighting in more than 150 locations throughout California.  The upgrades reduced energy consumption, overhead costs and greenhouse gas emissions.

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Orange Coast College

Electric Vehicle Charging

Station

With gas prices continuing to reach record highs and transportation being a major source of carbon emissions, Orange Coast College is committed to finding new ways to make having an electric car more easy convenient for students and faculty.  The college partnered with ABS to install EV charging stations.

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Oakland International Airport

General Construction

ABS was the general contractor on the remodel of the airport's rental can building. Remodeling the front counter and back of house areas at Hertz, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Thrifty, Dollar. The project consisted of demolition of existing infrastructure, drywall, electrical, new millwork, signage, lighting, and flooring

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Grauman's Chinese Theatre

Electrical Infrastructure Replacement

Grauman's Chinese Theatre  partnered with ABS to help upgrade the theatre's aging electric infrastructure (the theatre was built in 1931). ABS rewired every wire in the theatre. To avoid shutting down the theatre during the day, ABS did all work at night—leaving the theatre in pristine, working condition every morning. Even though the project extended over 18 months, no one visiting the theatre was ever aware renovations were ongoing. 

Our Process

LISTEN & LEARN

Getting to know you

We won't know if we can support and/or offer potential value to you until we get to know you.

 

The intent of this first interaction and/or meeting with ABS is to gain some understanding of what you may be trying to accomplish, and to offer a preliminary path forward should you agree it's warranted. 

ESTABLISH PRIORITIES

Preliminary Feasibility Assessment

 

Your feedback matters, and is  the most critical component of any solution that's identified.

At ABS our mindset is such that our first priority is you. Period.

 

As such, it's important to know what aspects of your facility are causing you the most frustration.

 

Based on that feedback, our partnership with you can begin by conducting an assessment of your facility.

 

Our preliminary feasibility assessment (PFA) will identify/establish possible solutions that minimize risk, maximize value and address the concerns you've shared.

COLLABORATIVE DESIGN 

IGA Process & Detailed Design

The result of a successful PFA is twofold: 

 

  1. Our customers have a thorough understanding of what is possible, and what the Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM) data reflects. IE - potential solutions, project cost, project savings, potential utility incentives, etc.

  2. In parallel, ABS will have a firm understanding of what specific measures our client would like to pursue further, after we have had the opportunity to advise on all potentially viable solutions. 

 

Our approach will always be educational in nature, sharing our professional expertise, while also being mindful in allowing you to take a directive role within the development process.

 

The next step in our process is to facilitate an Investment Grade Audit (IGA), and to conduct a collaborative Detailed Design (DD) process.

The end result of this exercise is to deliver a "construction ready" proposal package that you have been able to have a influential role in developing, and can have confidence in obtaining your best possible solution.

IMPLEMENT & SUSTAIN

Straightforward Construction

Delivering on our commitments to our customers is our favorite part!! It may seem simplistic in nature, but the mantra of "do what you say, and say what you do" is something we take personal. We care about delivering on our promises through our actions at the highest caliber possible, making our construction process painless.

We handle every aspect of the project implementation from start to finish, providing our valued customers a construction experience that is second-to-none.

For our clients, this phase of our process is seamless, allowing our customer to participate at whatever level they see fit based on complexity of scope

Having a customer-centric mentality has set us apart over the years, and has produced many highly satisfied clients that we now count as partners and friends.