• Josh Veblen


Updated: Aug 23, 2018

Duarte, California, Aug 22, 2018 – STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP AT WORK: Alco Building Solutions, Inc. (ABS) announced this morning that it has entered into contract to implement exterior LED lighting and lighting controls upgrades in 28 CVS Pharmacy locations in the greater Southern California region later this summer. The roll-out of these project’s will begin in early September 2018 and are expected to be complete by mid-November of this year. ABS has collaborated with Wesco Distributions - National Retail Group to secure this work and has been busy launching a number of pre-construction activities in anticipation of this roll-out.

ABS President Allan Cook was quoted as saying, “We’re honored to be given a chance to serve our clients, partners, and community in this capacity. Our team is committed to performing excellent work and doing that in a manner that positively impacts everyone around us! Time to get busy!”

Chris Tracy, with Wesco National Retail Group said “We appreciate ABS getting engaged with us on this project. Thanks to ABS and their team! We are excited about our partnership with such a great group of people.”

These project’s at CVS Pharmacy California locations are part of a larger phased rollout that has been in existence since 2015. CVS Health, the parent company to CVS Pharmacy, intends to complete installing LED lighting for all its retail locations by 2021. To date, CVS Health has achieved more than $30 million dollars in cumulative savings and has touted an impressive 26% reduction in carbon intensity when compared to 2010 baseline information. CVS Health has 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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--Andrew Carnegie

Allan Cook


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


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.