In the mid-1960s a group of lumber dealers realized that when it comes to success in
business, they would go further
together as a united front. From that insight they banded together to form Allied
Building Stores - a modern co-op ready
to compete against the big box stores of the day. And boy, did they ever!
From the 25 stores we began with in 1965 to the hundreds of locations over 12 states we serve today, ABS strives to stay ahead of the curve to adapt to dealers needs in ever-changing markets. We have one goal and that is to improve our dealer’s bottom lines.
Our buying power, market expertise, and industry experience of over 5 decades, enables us to keep our dealers successful, profitable, and sustainable. And that is why we exist.
We really appreciate ABS’s vendor rebate program. We receive funds monthly and the amount we receive far exceeds the cost of our support fees. ABS pays me to belong to their organization. What a deal!
I think it is safe to say that we would not be the same company we are today without ABS. ABS has helped us capture a significant amount of market share as other competitors have found it more difficult to compete in this down economy. ABS has provided us the strength to be aggressive instead of passive in our local market.
I feel that ABS is the key supplier source that has been instrumental in our growth since 1971.
Cassity Jones Lumber is proud to be a member of the ABS family of dealers. ABS has become a crucial member of our purchasing staff and with valuable access to vendor contacts and information; we continue to rely on their market advice to competitively and profitably service our customer base.
We simply could not compete in certain categories without the programs that ABS offers to us.That being said, it is the staff at ABS that I count on to help our 125 year old business have an edge in the market. I truly feel like they are an extension of my staff.