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ABSi Sales Consultant Bob Parliament Supplies Windows & Doors for Stanford University Olmsted Housing

Olmsted Housing Will Improve Stanford's Recruiting of Coaches.
The construction of 25 housing units, including 17 single-family homes and four duplexes, designed primarily for athletic coaches and their families, is on a three-acre plot between El Camino Real and Olmsted Road. The Stanford Athletics housing project between El Camino Real and Olmsted Road, projected to make recruiting coaches easier, is completetd, according to Deputy Athletic Director Ray Purpur. 
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Like the nearby and newly opened faculty housing project on Stanford Avenue, the additional housing for coaches is intended to offset the extraordinary cost of living in the Stanford area. Often, newly hired staff members have trouble finding affordable living space near campus. "We're the most expensive housing market in all of Division 1A athletics," said Purpur. Having an on-campus housing option makes Stanford more competitive when recruiting talented coaches, he added. "Now, when we bring in a coach or an assistant coach, we can say, 'here's your salary, here's your team, and your budget and your benefits'," said Purpur. "And by the way, here's a house." Building Street Pic 2 Smallhomes for coaches has been part of Stanford Athletics' master plan for the past 25 years, Purpur said. The project was first proposed in 2007. The trustees gave construction approval to a scaled-back plan in April 2009. The Olmsted Road Staff Rental Housing, which includes 17 single-family homes and four duplexes for Department of Athletics coaches on 3 acres bounded by El Camino Real, Stanford Avenue and Olmsted Road. Each home is two stories and comes with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The houses, which Daycare Center Smallrange from 1,550 to 1,880 square feet, are each equipped with stainless steel appliances, a washer and dryer, and a big-screen television installed above a fireplace. "It's a little outrageous how nice they are," joked Purpur. All the houses are for rent only, which will allow for flexibility, since coaches tend to be transitory. The Athletics Department's long-term goal is for the complex to serve as transitional housing so that short-term coaches can avoid the logistical hassle that comes with moving, and long-term coaches can eventually afford a down payment on a house. Purpur said the project has been supported by Stanford alumnus John Arrillaga, who has been involved as project manager. "He's the driving force behind getting this done," said Purpur. 
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Although the buildings have not been completed, all the homes are spoken for. The neighborhood will be mostly populated with a mix of head and assistant coaches, although three of the units will be occupied by staff members from outside athletics. Purpur hopes that the neighborhood will be a fun, close-knit community. All the families moving into the new housing have children, and a large playground will be installed in the complex courtyard. "I think there's going to be huge barbecues outside where people talk about coaching philosophies," said Purpur. He hopes that the neighborhood will facilitate communication between coaches, eventually allowing more experienced coaches to mentor new ones.

ABSi Sales Consultant Bob Parliament worked closely with Principal John Arrillaga, Architect Jeremiah Tolbert This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and Builder Bob Bruce throughout the value engineering process and construction phases of the Olmsted Housing project. After product due diligence was completed, JELD-WEN Siteline EX Wood Windows & Doors with Auralast were manufactured to order achieving a wide variety of architectural design styles, clad color themes, and creative exterior trim options. Energy efficient LowE366 glass was used with a multitude of Simulated Divided Lite bar profiles and lite breakups. "The Stanford University Olmsted Housing project is a complete showcase of JELD-WEN window & door products and clearly demonstrates JELD-WEN's ability to achieve diverse design challenges with quality product solutions"; says ABSi Vice President Scott Cascade Fixed 3 SmallThurber. In addition, JELD-WEN IWP Aurora pre-finished Fiberglass Entry Systems were used over traditional wood entry products to enhance quality and reduce maintenance. On the interior, Lakeview Milllwork's beautiful interior solid core doors and TruStile MDF were used on the interiors to enhance and compliment the wide array of design needs. To top it off, SmartCare, the ABSi proactive service program was embraced and praised by both Builder & Architect. Architect Jeremiah Tolbert, architect and principle of Tolbert Designs, also feels similarly about working with ABS. “I believe they seek to please their clients by offering [and] suggesting great products, and carry that through to the final installation of it,” he says. “ABS does their job with excellence from start to finish.”

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