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Branch Manager

Local Address: Soldotna, Alaska, United States
Spenard Builders Supply Inc
4412 Lois Drive
Anchorage, Alaska 99517
United States

Company Description: Spenard Builders Supply is the leading supplier in Alaska of pre-engineered building components, including wood, floor, roof and steel trusses. Our commitment to...   more
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Soldotna
www.sbsalaska.com, 8 July 2014 [cached]
Rick Abbott Branch Manager rabbott@sbsalaska.com
| Kenai Peninsula Builders Association
www.kenaipeninsulabuilders.com, 5 Dec 2012 [cached]
Rick Abbott, Spenard Builders Supply, Soldotna
Rick Abbott - Health and Wellness Support and Resources - Central Peninsula Health Foundation, Soldotna Alaska
www.givingheals.org, 18 June 2013 [cached]
Rick Abbott
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Rick Abbott Rick Abbott has shared forty years with his wife, Phoebe. Since building their first home on the peninsula 38 years ago, they have raised 3 (now adult) children, with two of them choosing to continue to live on the Peninsula with their spouses and children.
Rick started his building material career on the Peninsula 38 years ago working for Superior Building Supply. He later became Branch Manager / Soldotna General Manager for Spenard Builders Supply, where he works today. Rick is most commonly known as the one who has shared his words of inspiration on the Soldotna SBS sign since 1980.
Rick's outstanding involvement in the community reaches far and wide. He currently serves on the Board of Kenai Peninsula Builders Association. He is an avid hunter and fisherman and services on the Boards of Safari Club International and the Kenai Peninsula Chapter Safari Club International. Rick is a trustee for the Sterling United Pentecostal Church, where he also teaches teens and has been a mentor at Skyview High School. As it relates to his position on the CPHF Board, Rick offers one of his famous quotes:
Kenai Peninsula Online - Alaska NewspaperDeep freeze taking toll on area 12/06/01
www.peninsulaclarion.com, 7 Dec 2001 [cached]
Propane heaters, heat tape, insulation, flex-o-pane, weather stripping and pipe wrap have been big sellers so far this winter, said Rick Abbott, Soldotna branch manager of Spenard Builders Supply.
"They're even coming in and buying the coats we have out on the sales floor," Abbott said.
According to Abbott, sales of heating-related merchandise has been higher than normal for this time of year.
"We've also been spending more time with people to make sure they put their heat tape on correctly and giving other advice so they don't cause damage to their homes," Abbott said.
Maintenance on things like furnaces and oil heaters is something that should not be ignored during any season.During the winter it can be especially important to change filters and make sure things run smoothly and efficiently.
"A lot of maintenance people often comment they meant to do it earlier but just didn't get to it," Abbott said.
Improper installation of products like heat tape or improper use of heaters can result in fires and other disastrous results.
"The most important thing if you are using heat lamps or tapes is that you're very careful to use the directions and instructions and cautions that come with those items," Abbott said.
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Even a small hole in a crawl space under a trailer can freeze a pipe up to 20 feet away, Abbott said.
One remedy to this problem is to heat up crawl spaces under house trailers, but that can be dangerous if not done properly.
"Oftentimes, with old trailers and the like, people will take heat tapes or heaters and use too long a cord, override the breaker and do all kinds of things to make sure pipes don't freeze," Abbott said."I've been here a long time, and, unfortunately, I've seen that happen, particularly in this type of winter."
Gas lines and car engines require a little extra effort as well to keep them from freezing during the winter.
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"Look to your neighbors, and if they need help, help them," Abbott said.
"This is the time of year for that."
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