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The future of business and most certainly ours, is service.
We promise to endeavor to bring you the “bedside manner” by delivering service.
This is indeed our path to success.



Richard Howard AAADM AFDI AFL AMKS ARL CFDAI CPL DHC DHT ICPL IQP

Architectural Builders Supply was founded by owner Rich Howard in 2001 as a bricks and mortar store. Rich eventually expanded to the online market, with ABSupply.net’s first sale occurring in January 2005. From the company’s inception, the goal has been to provide every client, from home owners to contractors, with attentive customer service, competitive prices, and quality products. Five generations of the Howard family have worked in the commercial hardware industry, are proud corporate members of DHI, taken and passed several DHI classes (Including door fundamentals, electrified hardware and building code), maintain AAADM certification and ALOA fundamental locksmith accreditation. This is the Howard's family life work.

Architectural Builders Supply is a national distributor of steel metal door frames; commercial metal doors; architectural flush and panel wood doors; residential flush, panel, french doors; wood frames and prehungs; and commercial door hardware, including pivots, door components, exit devices, locks, commercial washroom accessories, door closers, electric strikes, custom millwork, safes, key machines, fire extinguishers, sliding door hardware, weatherstripping and many additional products.

Featuring over 9 million products, from 1,760 Manufacturers, 360 Vendors bought by from over 105,000 customers.

Our typical clients include hospitals, military, government, general contractors, sub contractors, handyman businesses, home owners, locksmiths, glass and glazing contractors, cabinet shops and many others.

Proud Corporate Members of DHI - https://www.dhi.org
Proud Members of AAADM - http://www.aaadm.com
Proud Members of ALOA - http://www.aloa.org
Proud Members of NFPA - https://www.nfpa.org



We view our relationship with you on this order as a lifelong alliance where both parties work together for mutual benefit and I hope this experience with us has been a pleasant one. Take a moment, confirm everything is accurate and if you are “all set”, great! If not or if have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach-out to us as I have a team of people here ready to help.

If you are pleased with our service - let us know and if there is “room for improvement” or a suggestion you have, please let us know that as well.

To place an order or ask general questions contact Customer Service:
Jessica Smith [email protected] 844-809-3667 x 106 (fun fact Jessica is a weatherstripping expert and DHI member). Taken and passed DHI COR117 Door, Frame, and Architectural Hardware Applications, Taken and Passed DHI COR160 Material Purchasing Concepts, Taken and passed DHI COR153 Installation Coordination and Project Management. Taken and Passed ALOA’s Fundamental Locksmithing class resulting in the designation AFL “ALoa Fundamental Locksmith” and is AADAM certified
or
Frank “Cory” McNair AAADM [email protected] 844-809-3667 x 107 (fun fact Cory is a fire safety hardware expert and holds an Ansul R102 Certificate of Training, AADAM certified and DHI member). Taken and passed DHI COR117 Door, Frame, and Architectural Hardware Applications, Attended ALOA's Door Basics class and achieved Certificate of Training, completed DHI's COR101 Fundamentals of Architectural Doors and Hardware Certificate of Completion.

To track your order contact Tracking:
Heather Jackson [email protected] 844-809-3667 x 108 (fun fact Heather too is a weatherstripping expert and DHI member). Taken DHI COR117 Door, Frame, and Architectural Hardware Applications.

Shipping questions contact our Shipping Manager:
Terry Howard AFL [email protected] 844-809-3667 x 102 (fun fact Terry is a certified AFL “ALOA Fundamental Locksmith” and DHI & ALOA member). Taken and Passed ALOA’s Fundamental Locksmithing class resulting in the designation AFL “ALOA Fundamental Locksmith”. Taken and passed HLF Master Keying. Taken DHI COR117 Door, Frame, and Architectural Hardware Applications, and taken DHI COR140 Using Codes and Standards. Achieved a Certificate of Training “Door Basics” for ALOA’s class. Attended ALOA's Master Keying Fundamentals Certificate of Training, How Master Keying Works Certificate of Training, Common Mistakes in Master Keying Certificate of Training & Small Format Interchangeable Core Service Certificate of Training.

Inventory questions contact our Warehouse Manager:
Ian Kleinsmith [email protected] 844-809-3667 x 102

Problem resolution contact our Fixer:
Anna Howard [email protected] 844-809-3667 x 102 (fun fact Anna is a DHI & ALOA member). Taken DHI COR117 Door, Frame, and Architectural Hardware Applications, Taken and Passed COR140 - Using Codes and Standards. Taken ALOA’s Fundamental Locksmithing class.

Or me - Rich Howard AAADM AFDI AFL AMKS ARL CFDAI CPL DHC DHT ICPL IQP owner [email protected] 773-809-3667 - direct dial.

Background: Rich started in the hardware business in 1990 as the 4’th generation of Howard’s starting in 1936 to sell commercial hardware and Anna and Terry above represent the 5’th generation.

Affiliations: Is a member of ANSI “American National Standards Institute”, an Allied member of AIA “American Institute of Architects”, a member of ALOA “Associated Locksmiths of America” & IAIL “International Association of Investigative Locksmiths”, a member of DHI “Door Hardware Institute” member ID: 25125, a member of NFPA “National Fire Protection Association”.

Certifications: Is AADAM certified “American Association of Automatic Door Manufacturers”, is an ALOA ARL “Registered Locksmith” and is an ALOA AFL certified “ALOA Fundamental Locksmith”, a DHI CFDAI “Certified Fire & Egress Door Assembly Inspector”, an ALOA CPL “ALOA Certified Professional Locksmith”, a DHI DHT “Door+Hardware Technician”, an ALOA ICPL “Institutional Certified Professional Locksmith”, and an IQP “Intertek Qualified Personnel Fire Door Inspector” and IQP “Raceway Installer”.

Education: Taken and Passed DHI COR133 Electrified Architectural Hardware, Taken and Passed DHI COR101 Fundamentals of Architectural Doors & Hardware, Taken and Passed DHI COR102 Introduction to Codes and Standards, has achieved the Door + Hardware Industry Associate (DHIA) certificate, Taken and Passed DHI COR153 Installation Coordination and Project Management, Taken and Passed DHI COR125 Take-off & Estimating, Taken and Passed DHI COR103 Understanding and Using Construction Documents, Taken and Passed DHI COR140 Using Codes and Standards, Taken and Passed ALOA’s Fundamental Locksmithing class resulting in the designation AFL “ALoa Fundamental Locksmith”, Taken and Passed ALOA’s PRP Elective exam L-41 Door-Related Hardware, Taken and Passed ALOA’s Elective exam L-05 Door Closers, Taken and Passed ALOA’s Elective exam L-13 Basic Electricity, Taken & Passed ALOA’s Elective exam L-21 Lever Locks, Other Than Safe Deposit Elective, Taken and Passed ALOA’s Elective exam L-28 Lockset Installation, Taken and Passed ALOA’s Elective exam L-07 Life Safety Codes, Taken and Achieved Certificate of Competition of ALOA's IV001 Investigative Locksmithing I & II, Taken and Holds Certificate of Completion of 2016: NFPA 80: Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance Requirements for Swing Fire Door Online Training, Taken DHI DAI600 Fire and Egress Door Assembly Inspection class and achieved Richard Howard Certificate SealCFDAI – Certified Fire + Egress Door Assembly Inspector Certification and is a registered IQP Intertek Qualified Personnel Fire Door Inspector, Taken and Passed DHI CDC300 Using Door and Frame Standards, Taken and Passed DHI CDC305 - Detailing Doors and Frames, Taken and Passed COR163 Developing Master Key Systems, attended NFPA's Class - NFPA 101 2012 Life Safe Code for Health Care, Taken and Passed ALOA’s L-00 Mandatory Locksmith Exam resulting in the designation CPL “Certified Professional Locksmith”, Taken and Passed ALOA’s Elective exam L-38 Small Format Interchangeable Core, Taken and Passed DHI COR147 Introduction to Specification Writing, Taken and Passed DHI COR146 Introduction to Detailing Doors, Frames and Hardware, Taken ALOA's Large Format Interchangeable Core class and received its Certificate of Training, Taken ALOA's High Security Cylinder Servicing class and received its Certificate of Training, Taken and Passed DHC307 Advanced Detailing Doors, Frames and Hardware DHC307 Advanced Detailing Doors, Frames and Hardware Student Manual 09.2019, DHC307 Advanced Detailing Doors, Frames and Hardware Student Review Manual, Taken and Passed Intertek's Raceway Installer Program training resulting in the IQP - Raceway Installer accreditation, Taken and Passed DHI DHT120 DHT Exam Prep resulting in the designation “DHT” Door + Hardware Technician, Taken and Passed ASSA ABLOY Academy Medeco3 Bi-Level online course, Taken and Passed ALOA’s Elective exam L-08 High Security Cylinder Servicing, Attended the ASSA ABLOY Master Keying Basics Overview webinar achieving the Certificate of Completion, Taken and Passed ALOA’s Elective exam L-31 Advanced Master Keying, Taken and Passed ALOA’s Elective exam L-16 Exit Hardware & Exit Alarms, Taken and Passed ALOA’s Elective exam L-39 Large Format Core, Attended ALOA's Eight Rules of Master Keying - Planning a Master Key System Certificate of Training, How Master Keying Works Certificate of Training, The Purpose and Operation of Door Closers Certificate of Training, Master Keying with the Standard Progression Format Certificate of Training, What Your Apprentice Needs to Know About Master Keying Certificate of Training, Master Keying with the Rotating Constant Method Certificate of Training, Common Mistakes in Master Keying Certificate of Training, Selective Master Keying I Certificate of Training, Cross Keying without Key Interchange Certificate of Training, Selective Master Keying II Certificate of Training, Working on Master Key Systems Created by Someone Else Certificate of Training, Master Keying SFIC & LFIC Certificate of Training, Hacking Master Key Systems Certificate of Training, Reading and Understanding Large Master Key Systems Part 1 Certificate of Training, Reading and Understanding Large Master Key Systems Part 2 Certificate of Training, Master Keying with a Computer Certificate of Training, Keeping Good Records in Master Key Systems Certificate of Training, Expanding an Exhausted Master Key System Certificate of Training, Taken and Passed ALOA’s Elective exam L-40 Electro-mechanical Access Control, Taken and Passed ALOA’s IL-00 Institutional Mandatory Exam resulting in the designation ICPL “Institutional Certified Professional Locksmith”, Attended ALOA's Motorcycle Locksmithing Certificate of Training, Taken and Passed ALOA’s Elective exam L-11 Special Applications Cylinder Servicing, Taken and Passed ALOA’s Elective exam L-20 Keyless Mechanical Locks, Having Taken and Passed an additional 12 ALOA elective exams the certification of CPL “Certified Professional Locksmith” & ICPL “Institutional Certified Professional Locksmith” have been achieved, Attended ALOA's Fire Door Inspector Class Certificate of Training, Taken and Passed the ALOA AFDI Exam resulting in the credentials AFDI, ALOA Fire Door Inspector, attended ASSA ABLOY’s “Fundamentals of DC Electricity for Low Voltage” Webinar, ASSA ABLOY’s “Powering Your Access Control System” Webinar & “Storefront Mechanical to Electrical Solutions” Webinar, published author “A Look at Master Ring Cylinders” appeared in ALOA Keynotes May 2021, Taken, completed and passed ALOA’s Master Keying Specialist Training Program Certificate of Training program earning the designation AMKS ALOA Master Keying Specialist, Taken and Passed ALOA’s Elective exam L-30 Basic Master Keying, Taken DHI's AHC220 Architectural Hardware Consultant AHC Exam Prep, Taken and Passed DHI's CE1401 Codes and Standards Update and received it's Certificate of Training.

I personally ask for your repeat business - why?
1. We know what we're talking and if we don't know the answer we will get it and advise. We take deep pride in our technical expertise as we know it separates us from our competition, so don't hesitate to ask.
2. We respond and we follow up.
3. If there's a mistake, no matter who's at fault, we work with you until the very conclusion to bring it to a happy ending.

Why and how I became CRL Certified Registered Locksmith,
who and what helped me prepare for the exam


Thank you for your consideration.

Richard Howard AAADM CertifiedAAADM AFDI AFL CertifiedAFL AMKS ARL CertifiedARL Richard Howard Certificate SealCFDAI CPL DHC DHT ICPL IQP Fire Door InspectorIQP

I am AAADM Certified!
Certification #170918

I am an Allied Member of The American Institute of Architects

Proud Corporate Members of DHI - Door & Hardware Institute

I am a CFDAI – Certified Fire + Egress Door Assembly Inspector

I am an Intertek Qualified Personnel (IQP) Fire Door Inspector

I am an AFL ARL CPL ICPL ALOA & IAIL Fundamental & Professional Locksmith
Proud Member of ALOA - Associated Locksmiths of America
I am a member of IAIL “International Association of Investigative Locksmiths”
ALOA Registration #: AR66021 & IAIL member #2374

We are Members of NFPA - National Fire Protection Association






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