• Josh Veblen

ABS AWARDED EXCLUSIVE 3 YEAR CONTRACT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA

Arcadia, California, August 18, 2020 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN HIGHER EDUCATION: Alco Building Solutions, Inc. (ABS) announced this morning that it has been awarded and signed contracts to exclusively audit, design and implement LED lighting and lighting control projects at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). As a result of the competitive bid process, ABS will deploy energy efficiency and controls campus wide for a period of 3 years.

ABS offers robust solutions for clients in the higher education, community college, K-12 and private education sectors. The award from UCSB builds upon the School Project for Utility Rate Reduction (SPURR) awarded to ABS earlier this year. SPURR is a Joint Powers Authority (JPA) with over 250 member California K-12 public school districts, community college districts and county offices of education.

Joshua Veblen, ABS Chief Operating Officer, was quoted “we commonly implement projects that target energy efficiency, energy generation, energy storage, electric vehicle charging infrastructure and general construction for our clients every day. As a General B (Builder) & C-10 (Electrical) contractor, with a professional services/engineering team to support. We bring unique value in how we are able to support our client’s energy “road-mapping/master planning” efforts. It’s truly an honor to be working with the University of California, Santa Barbara”.

About Alco Building Solutions, Inc. (ABS)

Founded in 1995, Alco Building Solutions (ABS) has built a reputation with a customer-centric mentality, and our commitment to excellent craftsmanship. As a licensed General B (Construction) Contractor, C-10 (Electrical) Contractor and Certified Small Business Enterprise (SBE) in the State of California, ABS offers a full suite of solutions to meet the needs of our diverse client base.

ABS is a recognized leader in the building, operation and maintenance of infrastructure including applications such as: federal, municipal, airports, education, commercial office building and industrial environments, as well as a wide range of technical infrastructure.



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Allan Cook

President

As the president of Alco Building Solutions, Inc. (ABS) I would like to give you a little background on our company, sharing some of our values and our commitment to the community as well. ABS started in 1995 as ALCO ELECTRIC and became an "Electrical & General Construction" firm in 2004, incorporating that same year.

Safety, craftsmanship, integrity, technical knowledge and collaboration are values that we consider important within our business. We have been fortunate to positively impact many people and communities in our work. It's humbling to be contributing to those around us, doing something within an industry that we are so passionate about.

 

Since our inception, our firm has completed numerous projects in the fields of Electrical (commercial, industrial, institutional and large residential), General Construction, EV Charging Infrastructure, Facility Maintenance, and Energy Services. In putting our values to practice, I have served as a Chairperson for Rebuilding Together (2001-2006), Economic Development Commissioner (1/06/2004-12/31/2007) with the City of Duarte,CA, and I have served on the "Route 66 Parade" committee for over 10 years as well. I have also served as the President of the Duarte, CA Elks Lodge. We live out our values through our actions... It's that simple.

Joshua Veblen, LC

Principal

Josh uses his extensive industry knowledge to collaborate in helping customers conceptualize, design, finance, and implement general construction, tenant improvement, energy optimization and sustainability projects throughout the west coast. Josh’s technical strength is complimented by stellar communication skills allowing him to easily translate customer needs into technical guidelines providing leadership for our internal teams, and clients.

 

Throughout his career, he has developed and implemented a variety of construction, energy optimization and sustainability projects with warehouse/distribution, food processing, healthcare, K12, higher education, manufacturing, municipal, and federal government customers, including many national accounts.

 

Prior to joining ABS, Josh was employed as the Business Unit Manager with SmartWatt Energy overseeing all west coast operations. Josh is also an award-winning manager/leader, and has been recognized for this skill set from all prior employers.

Kris Kimble

Business Development Manager

Twenty seven years of professional experience has provided a broad base from which to offer leadership, business development expertise as well as collaboration, consulting and advice to other business leaders. A passion for efficiency, formal training and certification combine in a unique and pragmatic approach to planning, problem solving and results.

Specialties: Understanding a wide range of industry (Academics, Workforce Development, Building Owners/Managers, Architectural/Design, Government & Business) needs to plan, meet mandates, and establish meaningful policy for performance and change.