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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.

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Abt Receives High Accolades From Chicago Tribune

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

All of us here at Abt Electronics are brimming with pride at the recognition we have been receiving from the local media recently.  Abt was named one of the top workplaces to work for in the Chicagoland area this year by the Chicago Tribune. This recognition, while familiar, still humbles us.  Our success has lasted over 75 years and it all really comes down to one thing to establish such success, “Be kind to others. Treat other people the way you want to be treated.” states Co-President Jon Abt in a special interview with the Chicago Tribune highlighting successful business owners.  ”We’ve grown over time to become a much larger company, but our values are still very mom and pop-ish.”

Our customers are key to our day-to-day operations.  Assisting, helping, and providing them with whatever they need, every step of the way, allows us to grow both inside and outside the store.  When customers are happy, employees are happy and vice versa.  It’s a retail circle-of-satisfaction that we all hope continues for years and years to come.

 

Abt Electronics: One Great Place to Work

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

The Chicago Tribune recently ranked Abt Electronics as the 9th best place to work for in the Chicagoland area.  Each company’s employees were evaluated through anonymous surveys on their day to day contributions and workplace environment.  In addition to that, each location is measured based on having dynamic, supportive and inclusive cultures.  The full listing of workplaces and rank can be found on their Chicago’s Top Workplaces list.

“I like working for a family owned business that knows to put the customer first” says Gary Q. a customer service representative for the past 10 years.  “Nowadays, it’s hard to find a business that really cares about their consumers.  That has always been the foundation of Abt and will continue to be so.  I’m really proud to work for the Abt family”.

Our motto is “The answer is always yes, to any reasonable request” and I believe that having such a precise mission statement is what has led to a mutual understanding between us employees and our day-to-day customer’s needs.

A special mention goes out to all the hard working nurses, doctors and staff at Children’s Memorial Hospital too, who ranked number 12. In my free time I volunteer for Children’s and have several family members who work there.  We may have outranked you on this list, but your contributions, hard work and dedication to the children and families of the Chicagoland area will never go unnoticed.

For us at Abt, even with such high accolades, there is always room to move up in the scale of best places to work.  With the help of everyone here, we will continue to offer superior service and support for both our employees and our well valued and appreciated, customers.

-Nick Eugenis