By: Tom Fink | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: April 2020
ABC Seamless owners Leanna and Ed Yoder.
To paraphrase an old saying, April showers bring May flowers …and wreak havoc on your home and its roof.
Whether it’s to better protect your home sweet home from the Oklahoma storms, winds, heat and elements or you want to beautify your house, ABC Seamless in Chouteau has got you covered – literally.
As specialists in remodeling exteriors and protecting homes with the strongest materials available on the market, ABC Seamless of NE Oklahoma owners Ed and Leanna Yoder are industry leaders in steel siding, gutters, roofing, windows and design.
“We’re heading into spring, so we’re coming into our busy season,” said Leanna Yoder, ABC Seamless of NE Oklahoma co-owner. “When it starts warming up, homeowners start noticing work that needs to be done on their home – roofing, siding, painting, guttering, etc. and even though we work year-round, spring is always when our business absolutely picks up.”
Left to Right- Justin Foreman, David Knepp, Ed & Leanna Yoder, Jacob Fultz-Roach, Dewy Plank, Jason Plank, Christopher Bontrager, Willie Detweiler, Joe Hershberger.
After working in general construction for over 10 years, Ed was building their own home and wanted to cover it with seamless steel siding however the nearest company was an ABC Seamless franchise located near Springfield, Missouri.
“The Springfield ABC Seamless wouldn’t travel all the way here to install siding, but the more Ed learned about it, about its quality and how effective it was, the more he wanted it,” she said. “The more research he did on it (the steel siding), the more impressed he was with it, and a year later, we decided to join the ABC Seamless family – and it is a family – we started our own franchise in Chouteau in 2014.”
So impressed was the company with the Yoder’s efforts and growth, after only two years of being franchise owners, they were selected among 100 other franchise owners to receive the illustrious National Franchise of the Year Award in 2016 – and the rest, as they say, is history.
“The product, the installation, and the service is the same now as it was when we first started the franchise,” she said. “One thing ABC Seamless has always prided themselves on is never discontinuing a product style or color because of the superior quality, lifetime warranty and high customer satisfaction.”
As implied by the name, ABC Seamless’s siding shows no visible seams upon installation, because the metal siding is custom cut on-site to the exact dimensions of a residence. This results in siding that’s both beautiful, with a sleek, uniform appearance on a home’s exterior, and durable, as the siding is a heavy-gauge, hot-dipped, G-90 galvanized steel – thicker and stronger than other siding materials used by competitors.
“We get our materials in 800-pound steel coils, run it through a machine to form it, and each piece is made to custom fit the length of your home – there are literally no seams,” Yoder said. “This is done at the homeowner’s house, and each individual piece is different – some are made to allow for windows, some have to be made to allow for doors, some for both windows and doors, etc. It’s not an exaggeration to say that literally every piece is customized for the home and the homeowner.”
Additionally, steel siding comes in a variety of colors, offers low-maintenance beauty and durability, resisting warping, fading, cracking, peeling and chipping, unbeatable home protection and energy efficiency, as the siding wraps homes (literally) with insulation, topped with ribbons of seamless steel to reduce air infiltration – keeping inside temperatures warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.
Despite no changes to the superior product, one new facet of the business is the introduction of computer rendering to allow the customer a better look at how the steel siding could look on their home.
“Through an app called HOVER, we’re able to create a 3D model of the customer’s home by taking several pictures of the home from different angles, and from this, a 3D model is created of the house, which we are able to share with the customer or potential customer,” she said. “From this, they can ‘try out’ different styles or colors of siding to see how their home could look. Our customers have all responded very positively to this – they love it.”
ABC Seamless of NE Oklahoma services all of northeast Oklahoma, and they currently hold an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.
“Sometimes, we give out addresses of homes that we’ve done – with the homeowner’s permission, of course – so people can go by and see for themselves the quality of our work,” she said.
ABC Seamless is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call them at 918-695-1097 or visit them in person at 5050 W. 590 Road in Chouteau.