HAPPY 10 Year Anniversary to Allison Guido (Hanson, Ma)

By: Craig H. Guido, CS (Hanover. Ma)

Ten years ago Almar Building & Remodeling
invested in it’s own future when we welcomed our General Manager Allison QuinnGuido, CS as the third generation of Quinn’s to the team full time. (Almar was
founded in 1959 by Allison paternal grandfather Gerald Quinn.) Allison had  worked part-time with Almar thru college running vinyl siding installation  crews, and helping with the marketing in the office. But upon her graduation
from West Virginia Wesleyan College she joined the team full time taking over  the administrative tasks full time.

In Almar’s 53 years we have gone thru many different  phases but we have been delighted to have Allison’s leadership and organizational skills with us thru the last decade especially as we navigated
thru the recent economic challenges.  Allison was learning the new skills of running a business in the moment. When asked about her time at Almar she said; “One of the greatest parts of being part of a
small family business is that I have had the opportunity to jump right in and have my opinions heard. Terry has given me the opportunity to learn by doing and opened me up to education experiences I never would have been able to have in other situations.”

In the time Allison has been with the Almar team we have won Remodeling Magazine’s BIG 50 Award – 2005. In addition Allison has individually been recognized with the following honors:

Builders Association of Greater Boston Rookie of the Year – 2004

Cape &Plymouth Business Magazine 40 Under 40 Award –  2010

West Virginia Wesleyan Young Alumnae Award – 2010

Professional Remodeler Magazine 40 Under 40 Award – 2011

Bay State Alumnae Chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha: Zeta Lady Award – 2012

And featured in both 2008 and 2009 by South Shore LivingMagazine as one of their Women in Business.

Aside from all her duties here at Almar, Allison also captained our Asthma Avenger team for several years till the American Lung Association stopped their Asthma Walk. She is also the current president of the Alumnae Association for Notre Dame Academy in Hingham Ma, and the Secretary/Treasurer
for the Bay State Alumnae Chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha – in all her free time from looking after the hopefully fourth generation of Almar’s leadership, 14 month old Giovanni Quinn Guido.

When I think about working with my wife, I think that “ Allison’s leadership and organization not only help our team on a daily basis, but has been a major factor in Almar’s ability to survive and grow over the past 10 years.” As we look to the future Allison and I are hard at work thinking about where we want to take Almar Building & Remodeling, and CATExteriors over the next ten and twenty years.