Allen Knudson started AES in the 1940s as a general hardware store that offered lumber, ice, coal and oil. In the mid 50s, Knudson's daughter, Norma, and his son-in-law, Ben Newby (our mom and dad) took over the store. They started selling fireplaces and accessories and by the 70s AES started distributing hearth products regionally.
Craig and I joined the business in the early 80s and along with the nuts and bolts of the industry Dad taught us how to work hard, provide exceptional customer service and offer unwavering integrity.
I can still hear him saying, "Intelligence, interest and integrity. Intelligence means respecting your customer's thinking. Interest means caring about your customers interests as if they were your own. Integrity means always doing the right thing, like the golden rule you should treat others as you'd like to be treated."
As AES has grown and changed since our inception in 1946 we continue to be driven to provide Always Exceptional Service. You can expect that of every member of the AES team.
We appreciate your business.
- Your AES Team
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