Our story began on February 18, 1991, when founders Allan Hoppe, the late Bill Pettus, and the late Steve Carter filed as a corporation within North Carolina. Their company name was generated from their first names – Allan, Bill, Steve.
Having already spent several years developing relationships in the insulation world, each partner brought his area of expertise to the equation, contributing to critical decision-making procedures early in the start-up process.
In his early 30s at the time, Allan managed the administrative side of the business along with his duties as a salesman. Steve, in his late 30s, was the gregarious one of the group, implementing his natural skills to spread the word about ABS Insulating and attracting their clients. Bill, in his early 50s, was the most established of the three.
A few years after the business was established, Bill left the company to pursue other opportunities. He eventually returned to the insulation industry to start “Pender and Pettus,” now a TruTeam company. The ABS team suffered a great loss when Steve passed away unexpectedly on March 20, 2009, leaving Allan as the sole owner and forever leaving a void in the fabric of our business.
During their growth, ABS Insulating has celebrated many milestones.
- In 1999, ABS joined the National Insulation Contractors Exchange (NICE), an organization consisting of independent insulation contractors from around the country who come together to trade ideas and stay up to speed on the latest industry trends.
- ABS Spray Foam was founded in 2009, allowing the company to offer a new, trendy product to its customers.
- In 2012, the company opened a second branch, ABS Coastal Insulating, in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and is one of the premier insulation providers in South Carolina’s low country. Jeff Hoppe, Allan’s brother, serves as a co-owner, before which he was a sales consultant for ABS Insulating.
Through all these milestones and growing pains, our commitment to our customers and the community has remained strong. We’ve been honored to serve you over the past 30 years and look forward to many years to come.
Thank you for your support, and we invite you to join us in celebrating 30 years of ABS Insulating in the Carolinas!