• Josh Veblen

ABS CLOSES THE YEAR STRONG – CONTRACT SIGNED TO IMPLEMENT LARGE LED LIGHTING ROLL-OUT IN CALIFORNIA

Updated: Dec 26, 2018

Duarte, California, Dec 23, 2018 – THE ROLLOUT CONTINUES: Alco Building Solutions, Inc. (ABS) announced this morning that it has entered into contract to implement both interior & exterior LED lighting upgrades in 122 CVS Pharmacy locations throughout California in 2019. ABS has collaborated with strategic partner Wesco Distributions – National Retail Group to secure this work, and both parties have apparently been quite busy launching a number of pre-construction activities in anticipation of this effort.


This latest contract with CVS Health marks a significant milestone in relationship with the national chain, where earlier this year ABS was tasked with implementing a 30 location roll-out as well.


ABS President, Allan Cook, was quoted as saying “It’s such an honor serving our clients and strategic partners in this capacity. We are more committed than ever to performing at a level that exceeds our partners expectations, which is why this new opportunity has presented itself in the first place. We care deeply about doing the right thing and honoring the commitments we’ve made relative to our team members abilities/performance. We can’t wait to get busy!”


Chris Tracy, with Wesco’s National Retail Group also added – “First let me say that we can’t thank ABS enough for the good work that they are doing! Moving forward, we intend to partner with ABS on all projects where their team can add value in the West Coast Market, and beyond. We look forward to a great working relationship in 2019 and we have been very impressed with ABS at all levels.”


The project’s at CVS Pharmacy California locations are part of a larger phased rollout that has been in existence since 2015. CVS Health intends to complete LED lighting projects for all of its retail locations by 2021. To date, CVS Health has achieved more than $30 million dollars in cumulative savings and has achieved a 26% reduction in carbon intensity when compared to 2010 baseline information. CVS Health have many initiatives at work, which align with the firms “Environmental Commitment and Climate Change Policy Statements”.


About Alco Building Solutions, Inc.

Founded in 1995, Alco Building Solutions (ABS) has built a reputation with a customer-centric mentality, and with 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 buildings and industrial sites, 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.