ABS generates the purchasing power of over 250 locations throughout 12 Southern and Plains states and is backed by more than 1,000 vendors. The ABS/vendors relationships help provide the membership with competitive prices, quality products, and product availability.
ABS is a Co-op who passes all vendor terms, discounts, and rebates to the dealer. All vendor rebates are issued to the dealer around the 20th of the month immediately following the vendor issuing ABS the rebate.
ABS dealers profit from special buying programs unique to ABS which gives them the opportunity to purchase most lumber and building materials in convenient quantities at truck or carload pricing. The ABS team of professional buyers communicates prompt market information through the ABS website which keeps the ABS dealer up-to-date with market pricing and availability. Timely market buy calls by professional buyers help position the ABS dealer at or near the market bottom allowing the dealer to maximize his time and profits.
Our meetings and shows provide the member the opportunity to develop relationships and
spend time associating with fellow dealers who have similar interests. These relationships
often result in lifelong friendships and usually lead to problem solving and solutions back home.
These meetings, coupled with dealer involvement, create programs that are developed for and by those who use them.
The trade shows that are held bi-annually feature wall-to-wall show specials, spiffs, and dating while providing the ABS members time for one-on-one visits with vendors and staff members. There is also our annual crawfish boil, golf tournament/skeet shoot events, and general meeting in Monroe, LA. This event provides members three full days to mix business with pleasure. Dealers also tour ABS’s 225,000 sq. ft. Monroe Distribution Center, see our exterior door shop in operation, and visit with ABS staff at their work stations.