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Chicago Tribune’s Office Space: The Brothers Abt

Monday, June 25th, 2012

When running an award winning, successful retail store in Chicago with your family, anything goes.  The Chicago Tribune stopped by Abt Electronics the other day and profiled the Abt Brothers in their “Office Space” section.

Working with your brothers in such close quarters can lead to some interesting moments.  “I come in here some mornings, the door’s shut, and I open it up and one of my brothers is in here doing something,” said Jon Abt, co-president of Abt Electronics.  “People come in here for changing their hearing aid battery, changing their clothes,” added Mike Abt, the co-president who shares the office with Jon.


Abt Offers Home Security for Chicagoland Customers

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

An in-home security system is an invaluable investment for your family’s peace of mind.  Abt’s home security systems combine advanced home security technology with award winning customer service to help you protect what matters the most. Abt has leveraged over 75 years of electronics experience to cultivate cost-effective, high quality, and practical home management solutions, designed around your family’s unique security needs.


10 Year Anniversary of Abt Electronics in Glenview, IL!

Saturday, May 26th, 2012

Today marks the 10th anniversary of our retail store in Glenview, IL.  This store is currently the fifth location we’ve opened with previous locations being held in Chicago, Niles and  Morton Grove.  Each move has offered Abt Electronics the opportunity to expand and try new things.  Our current location is an exemplification of brilliant business ethics, mixed with pure passion and enthusiasm for the work that is put into this building every day.

Abt construction circa 2001…


Abt Electronics at GDGT Chicago

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

GDGT was held recently in Chicago and it was the third year in a row Abt Electronics stopped by with our own booth and representatives.


Sharp Executives Vist Abt Electronics

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

From Left to Right: Scott Roche, Billy Abt, Paul Horton, John Homlish,  Bob Abt, John Herrington, Jim Sanduski, and Jon Abt

Executives from Sharp Electronics were doing a weeklong tour of some key retail stores in the area that sell their Sharp products.  Showing up at Abt Electronics earlier this week, they were treated to our wide display of flat-panel TVs as well as many other Sharp products.  Sharp came in to also go over upcoming new products and technology as well as collect feedback on how the brand is doing at Abt.

Abt Electronics Hosts “Career Experience” for Visiting 8th Graders

Friday, May 11th, 2012

Abt Electronics hosts numerous field trips throughout the year.  From Kindergartners enjoying a tour which includes a stop at the bubble machine in our atrium, to manufacturer representatives visiting us for the first time, Abt’s tours bring a smile to people of all ages.  Recently, we had the pleasure of hosting a field trip for a visiting 8th grade class from Elm Place Middle School in Highland Park.


Ride In Style: Luxury RV at Abt

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012
RV Interior

Just Wow

What has four wheels, a hydraulic leveling system, surround sound, two flat panel TVs, and is so luxurious it should have its own bulter? A 2006 American Coach Eagle recreational vehicle customized and updated by Abt Electronics’ mobile department.  This isn’t your grandpas RV, this bad boy is decked to the brim with features and amenities that could turn any 23-hour family road trip into a cool, relaxed, and entertained travel experience.


Antique to Abt-ique: The Search for the Nations Most Prized Antique Electronics and Appliances

Monday, April 30th, 2012

When was the last time you were in your grandma’s attic?  How about your great uncle’s stuffy basement?  Chances are, it’s been a while.  If you are brave enough to go hunting in those places, you may just have the chance to get rewarded from  Right now, is looking for the most treasured antique electronics and appliances around. Unlike any contest that has been done before, Abt is calling on people to dust off those buried items  and find out what they are worth!


The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show Begins Today!

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show launches its first day today.  Held at the McCormack Place in Chicago, the KBIS  is an an inspiring, interactive window to the world of everything new.  At the show, the brightest and best in the industry assemble to spot trends, see and experience product introductions, acquire knowledge and find the practical solutions and valuable connections that will take them into the future.   Always on the leading edge, KBIS is the “go-to” international resource, your single best strategy for staying current, competitive––and profitable.

Representatives from Abt Electronics will be on hand to discuss with potential clients and share what we can offer new customers.  For more details, visit the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show website, or check back with us at!

Abt At The Chicagoland Apartment Association Trade Show

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Come visit Abt Electronic’s booth at the Chicagoland Apartment Association Trade Show this week!  CAA represents rental housing owners and professionals in Metro Chicago who own or manage in total more than 120,000 rental units.  The Chicagoland Apartment Association is dedicated to providing services and products that will help members operate their rental housing successfully and profitably.

CAA provides our members with opportunities for education, professional development, legislative representation, networking and serves as a credible resource for industry related information.  Abt will be showcased as one of the booths for owners of apartment complexes.

Visit the Chicagoland Apartment Association Trade Show Event Calender for a full list of events!

Abt’s Booth at CAA