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Commercial Construction is an extremely dynamic business. There are many moving parts and the only way to predict the outcome is to know every variable (Chaos Theory/Butterfly Effect). A manufacturer flaps their wings in China (can’t produce material) and a tornado happens in Texas (occupancy dates are pushed).  This is akin to predicting the weather three weeks from today. The best you can do is prepare for multiple scenarios and make sure that you have the right trade partners.

Recently we were contacted by a customer who needed material fabricated for a job that another company had been contracted to fabricate. The company that had been contracted to fabricate this material was unable to produce in the timeframe required for occupancy of the project. ASST was asked if we could produce this needed product in an impossible time frame. Our team recognized an opportunity to highlight our ability to Go Beyond for our customer and we found a way to squeeze this into our backlog schedule. Could we do this every time? No, but we will always do our best to exceed the expectations of our customers.

At ASST our first Core Value is BEYOND: Doing more than our competitors to assist our customers. ASST is uniquely positioned to fulfill all aspects of your casework, millwork, solid surface and quartz project. Whatever you need, ASST can build it to the exact specifications, in a safe manner and to the finest quality standards you expect. We look forward to Going Beyond for your exciting project! Contact us today at info@asst.com or visit our website at www.asst.com.


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Is your Division 6 and Division 12 millwork, casework, solid surfaces and quartz trade partner ready for the new normal of commercial construction?

When commercial construction projects resume normal operations, some of your trade partners may not be ready for the new normal of the expectations of social distancing. Some of your trade partners may not even have made it through these difficult times. Do you know that your millwork, casework, solid surface and quartz trade partner will be ready when the flood gates open up? Is your Division 6 and Division 12 trade partner even still in business?

At ASST (ə-ˈsist), we expect that there will be a fast upswing in commercial project schedules as states are opened up to resume the new normal of commercial construction business operations. Because we are an essential business, we have already made the changes necessary to distance our employees and have even found a way to increase capacity while doing so. The safety of our employees and our customers is paramount in all the decisions we make. We are now looking at ways to monitor our social distancing practices within our ERP and our mobile devices. At ASST, we don’t forget the past and we are always looking to the future.

We are here to assist you with immediate, near future and distant future projects. ASST has been safely providing exceptional Division 6/12 millwork, casework, solid surfaces and quartz for 22 years. We have a solid surface fabrication facility in McSherrystown, PA and a quartz fabrication facility in Corry, PA. Whatever your needs, ASST can build it to the exact specifications, in a safe manner and to the finest quality standards you expect. Contact us now online, email us (info@asst.com) or call us at 717-630-1251. WWW.ASST.COM


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Do you have a reliable trade partner that you can call on for large Division 6 and Division 12 packages? Large projects require trade partners who have the experience managing scope that can be chaotic at times.

There are many subcontractors who do not possess the wherewithal to handle the capacity and changes of large projects. So many subcontractors are willing to bite off more than they can chew and, in doing so, place projects at risk.

At ASST (ə-ˈsist), we have been managing large Division 6 and Division12 projects for 22 years. Our Project Mangers understand that being flexible and managing change is part of the job. Our fabrication facilities are designed to maximize quality and throughput. All of our fabricators and installers have mobile devices that are tied to our ERP and we QR code track all work orders. We can bond at $25M/project and $70M aggregate. At ASST, we have the scope of mind to bring large millwork, casework, solid surface and quartz projects to successful completion, on time, in budget and safely.

We are here to assist you with immediate, near future and distant future projects. ASST has been safely providing exceptional Division 6/12 millwork, casework, solid surfaces and quartz for 22 years. We have a solid surface fabrication facility in McSherrystown, PA and a quartz fabrication facility in Corry, PA. Whatever your needs, ASST can build it to the exact specifications, in a safe manner and to the finest quality standards you expect. Contact us now online or call us at 717-630-1251. WWW.ASST.COM


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At ASST (ə-ˈsist), we want what every Owner, Architect and General Contractor wants: Successful projects that are completed on time, in budget and done safely.

During these tough times, we have to fall back on our core values and one of the core values at ASST is perseverance. We continue to work safely until we succeed. Our employees have been provided the proper PPE and our fabrication facilities have ample space to allow for social distancing. We are also adding another shift to further distance employees from each other.

We are here to assist you with immediate, near future and distant future projects. ASST has been safely providing exceptional Division 6/12 millwork, casework, solid surfaces and quartz for 22 years.

Call or email us to discuss how we can ASST you during these tough times.


Teamwork: we all know what it means, but do we know how to practice it? If you have ever succeeded in sports or been part of a group of people making music, you understand the importance of teamwork. The same principles apply to commercial construction. Teamwork is essential to both your organization and your trade partners.

We have all heard the well-worn phrases “The customer is always right” and “The customer is centric to our business”.  A balance between caring for the customer and being profitable can be difficult for any organization. A lack of alignment between the employee’s desire to listen to customers and resolve issues is a very real problem for many organizations striving to create a customer-oriented culture. How do we create a great team of people working to assist our customers and be profitable?

At ASST, we strive to keep the customer focus on the alignment of our mission, with our name and slogan. ASST (pronounced ə-ˈsist) keeps that focus in front of all employees. Going Beyond is our work ethic. Beyond Surface Level Solutions is assisting with challenges others avoid. ASST also routinely solicits feedback from our customers providing a unique window into what our customers think and feel. At ASST, we are setting the tone for a positive culture of teamwork and great customer service.

ASST is uniquely positioned to fulfill all aspects of your project. Whatever you need, ASST can build it to the exact specifications, in a safe manner and to the finest quality standards you expect. We look forward to Going Beyond for your exciting project! Contact us today at 717-630-1251 or visit our website at www.asst.com.


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Most companies will tell you that loyal employees are their most important asset. What does that mean? How does a company keep the employees engaged in their job, feel valued and keep the company going in a positive direction? When employees are engaged and feel valued it shows in the quality of their work.

Many employers today view their employees as overhead. Some organizations see employees as a line item on the accounting spreadsheet, somewhere between cleaning supplies and fuel expense. Employees that don’t feel valued or engaged will always perform at a lower level. The cost of letting employees know they are valued and keeping them engaged compared to unhappy employees is minimal. Disengaged employees are less innovative, discontented, less productive and more likely to leave. High rates of employee turnover can be costly especially when it comes to training. According to Entrepreneur.com unhappy workers cost the U.S. up to $550 Billion annually.

At ASST we value our employees. We show our workers this by promoting and nourishing professional development, providing lunch for our monthly safety meeting, sharing stories/pictures of high profile jobs and sometimes just a “hey nice job”. Our management staff is not afraid to make some dust, often will help out in our fabrication facility an even help do installation. At ASST our employees are our most valuable asset. They know it and it shows in the quality of our solid surface fabrication.


If you want your next solid surface project to stand out from the rest, let our employees fabricate it for you. Whatever you need, ASST can build it to your exact specifications, in a safe manner, and to the quality standards you expect. Contact us now online or call us at 717-630-1251.


Athletic Teams work together in different roles to win a game. Good teamwork comes from members combining their specialized talents to achieve an end goal or resolution. The construction industry is a tough business. Building Professionals who are dedicated to embracing change and make the effort to work in concert with customers will reap the benefits of business success.

The Customer is always right. The Customer is centric to our business. We have all heard these well worn phrases. How do we implement the creation of a great team of people working to their potential? A lack of alignment between employee’s desire to listen to customers and resolve issues is a very real problem for many organizations striving to create a customer oriented culture.

At ASST, we strive to keep the customer focus with the alignment of our mission with our name and slogan.
ASST (pronounced ASisST) keeps that focus in front of all employees.
Going Beyond™ is our work ethic.
Beyond Surface Level Solutions™ is ASsiSTing with challenges others avoid.

Every week, the team has a meeting where a team member describes how he/she was Going Beyond for a customer on a specific project or internally with their team. The intended outcome for these meetings is to build an awareness of other team member’s contributions by “raising the bar” for professional behavior and peak personal performance. ASST also routinely solicits feedback from our customers which can provide a unique window into what our customers think and feel.

Although the above steps can be difficult for any organization to implement, setting the tone for a positive culture of teamwork and great customer service will pay off in the future.

ASST is uniquely positioned to fulfill all aspects of your project. Whatever you need, ASST can build it to the exact specifications you require in a safe manner and to the finest quality standards you expect. We look forward to Going Beyond™ to address your exciting project challenges. Contact us now online or call us at 717-630-1251.