Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Business Visit Take On a Fresh Remodeling

Frederick County Commissioners Blaine Young, C. Paul Smith and The Business Development and Retention Division were guests of A & S Sales, Inc. of Frederick. The family owned company is located at 9834 Liberty Road and has been in operation since 1971. The visit was hosted by Richard Aiello and Jennifer Menconi, co-owners of the company. A & S Sales, Inc is truly a “One Stop Shop” specializing in services ranging from remodeling to new construction. Their projects include complete kitchen and bath remodeling, custom fabrication and installation of natural Stone and Quartz Surfaces. A & S Sales, Inc. also provide Ceramic Tile Design and Installation, Kitchen and Bath Cabinetry Design and Installation, and a full line of sinks, fixtures and appliances. A & S Sales, Inc. has built a reputation for professionalism, technical expertise and quality craftsmanship on large-scale commercial projects. The 14,500 square foot facility employs 14 people, many of whom have been employed with the company over 20 years. A & S Sales Inc. has a second location in Alexandria, Virginia and is approaching its twelfth year. For more information about A & S Sales, Inc. visit their website at

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Business Visit Take Place at J. Allen Smith Design/Build

Long before J. Allen Smith Design/Build existed, Jesse Smith gained a wealth of experience as a finish carpenter completing complex trim work. He focused on high-end remodeling projects for various architects in the area. Today he is the proud owner of J. Allen Smith Design/Build a residential design build remodeling firm working with architects and designers as well as homeowners directly. Mr. Smith was host to BOCC President, Blaine Young and Sherman Coleman of the Business Development and Retention Division for a recent visit. They toured the 1,100 facility located at 2510 Urbana Pike, suite 107. The company has been in business since 2005 and at this site for a year. The company employs seven full-time employees; and has three company vehicles. J. Allen Smith Build/Design perform a wide variety of home improvements including master suites, whole house models and additions along with outdoor projects such as outdoor kitchens, pergolas and pool houses. The company is also a member of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. For more information about J. Allen Smith Design/Build, visit

Flamingo Pool Supply Business Visit

Frederick County Commissioners Blaine Young and C. Paul Smith and the Business Development and Retention Division were guests of Flamingo Pool Supply of Frederick. The visit was hosted by Jay Carswell, owner, who has over 21 years of experience in the pool industry. Flamingo Pool Supply is a full service swimming pool supply store staffed with 4 full time experienced pool pros. The 3,200 square foot facility is located at 5715 Industry Lane, Unit #1 in Frederick. They offer free computerized pool and spa water testing and a full line of the finest pool chemicals available as well as replacement equipment. The company also offers all brands of replacement parts for your pool equipment. Flamingo Pool Supply has three company service vehicles and a customer base of over 2,000. For more information about Flamingo Pool Supply, visit their website at

Monday, August 6, 2012

Business Visit Take Place at Fort Detrick

The Frederick County Business and Retention Division along with Richard Griffin, Executive Director for The City Department of Economic Development were guests of Tim Selby, Manager for ibExpress. IbExpress is a division of Industries for The Blind Inc. headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The mission of Industries for The Blind Inc. is to provide meaningful employment for the blind and visually impaired.. Over 50% of Industries for The Blind Inc. workforce is blind or visually impaired. Over 80% of their labor force is blind or visually impaired. A manufacturer and distributor of multiple product categories, Industries for the Blind Inc. was the first non-profit ISO 9001 quality certified manufacturer in the world. The IbExpress store is located on Ft. Detrick and has been in operation for three years. IbExpress is known for high quality products and services, competitive prices and support of corporate diversity supplier goals. The 4,800 square foot facility employs three fulltime and three part-time personnel. IbExpress is primarily an office supply store that has over 1,500 items. Business is done mostly by email or fax, but according to Tim Selby “walk in traffic has picked up.” There are eleven ibExpress centers across the Country. All skill craft products sold in the centers are either manufactured or assembled by a blind or disabled person. For more information about ibExpress, visit their website at