Michael has been working for Able Distributors since 1992. He is the President of the company and is the youngest son of Andrew Bleier, one of Able’s founders. In his spare time he loves to read, cook, swim do yoga and travel.
Accomplishments In 2009, Michael introduced a revolutionary business model called Open Book Management. OBM creates a company of “psychic ownership” where every employee, at every level, understands how he or she contributes to our bottom line.
Starting in 2009, we have put together a yearly financial plan; we have daily sales numbers, weekly reports, monthly meetings, quarterly assessments around almost every critical metric in our company. This includes profitability, warranties, open orders, and expenses. At Able, we have become a company of business owners that understand that critical decisions happen every day at every level.
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Fred entered the HVAC industry in 1982 and has been with Able Distributors since 1987. He has spent a good portion of his career with Able Distributors in counter sales and is currently working in outside sales. Outside of work, Fred prefers to spend his time with his wife and daughter. They enjoy running, biking, swimming, and cooking meals at home together.
Fred attended weekend polish language classes that allowed him to learn to speak, read, and write in polish and to become familiar with the culture of his ancestry and parents. This was instrumental in his being able to bring numerous polish speaking clients to Able Distributors and developing and maintaining a relationship with them.
Jimmy has spent his entire life in the HVAC industry. With his father being an HVAC contractor, he grew up learning the terms and seeing first-hand what life in the industry was like as he would accompany his father on various jobs. One of his Jimmy’s first jobs in the industry was in 1986, working at a wholesaler.
Jimmy joined Able in 1994 and has been in both inside sales and outside sales and is currently the branch manager in Evanston. Outside of work, Jimmy loves to spend time with his family, playing guitar, and being involved in his church, where he plays guitar and leads a small group.
Numerous certifications through manufacturers including: