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Abt Installs a Solar Panel System at Fairview Elementary School

Monday, September 27th, 2010

A couple weekends ago, an Abt installation crew went to Fairview Elementary School to install a solar panel system.  Officials from Fairview approached Abt for this job because of a grant they received from the State of Illinois to install a solar system.  The panels were mounted on a south facing wall, in the middle of the court yard.  The 1.8 kilowatt system consisted of 8 panels and an Enphase Microinverter system.  The Microinverter system is unique in that it allows the panels to collect the maximum amount of sunlight, regardless if part of the panel is covered by shade or any other obstructers.  Bob Taylor, Director of Operations at Abt, said that “We were very excited to give the school a much larger system than typical to most of these store because of the new products we are using which have a better value for their dollar.”

To view more pictures, click here.  For more information on how Abt can install a solar panel system in your home or building, please leave a comment below.

Abt's Number One Goal

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

If you’re a native to the Chicagoland area, you will probably know the name Roy Leonard. Roy was the radio host for WGN’s mid-day radio show for 31 years and is considered on one of Chicago’s most trusted voices. He has interviewed entertainment stars such as Sophia Loren, Sylvester Stallone, Bette Midler, Paul McCartney and more. He has a blog where he talks about his past experiences with these celebrities and also what is going on in his life at the moment.

So it was an honor to have him mention Abt in his July 4th blog “Retail service hasn’t vanished. You just have to look for it.” Roy talks about his experience as a long time Abt customer and cites a built-in air conditioner installation as an example of Abt’s service.  He tells his readers how removing the old unit wasn’t easy for our installers, but they were able to get the job done. However, the install wasn’t complete. Our installers wanted to make sure the outside frame wasn’t damaged (turns out they had to replace it) and actually painted the frame to match the trim. All this for no additional charge.

At Abt, customer satisfaction is our number one goal. It has been since David and Jewel Abt opened the doors at the first Abt location in 1936. I’m sure that Roy isn’t the only Abt customer who has experienced our above and beyond service. Let us know about your experiences! We hear about them every day from our employees, but sometimes some fall through the cracks. What was your favorite Abt moment?

-Jennifer A.