An Early Cinco de Mayo
Blazer of Colorado Springs celebrated Cinco de Mayo a day early! On May 4th, we had a chicken fajita counter day. Salespeople from Hubbell Lighting, Hubbell Premise Wiring, Hubbell Raco and Hubbell Wiegmann had tables set up with their product displayed. All of the 150 attendees had an opportunity to sign up for the Making A Difference raffle. A lucky person is going to have an opportunity to pick a charity to donate $500. We are looking forward to our next Springs counter day in July.
Baseball Fever at Blazer
Baseball Fever was in full swing at Blazer Electric Supply Colorado Springs on Wednesday, April 12th. Over 100 people enjoyed different styles of hot dogs at the Atkore Baseball Fever Counter Day. The top dog of choice was the Chili Dog followed by the Chicago Style, New York Style and then Sissy Dog (Ketchup, Mustard, and Relish). Several customers won Rockies Baseball merchandise.
The next Colorado Springs counter day will be Thursday, May 4th just in time to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.
Check out our “New” counter and showroom in Colorado Springs!
We have given a facelift to our customer entrance, loading dock and counter area in Colorado Springs.
Among the improvements:
- Automatic sliding doors.
- Poured concrete exterior dock for fast and easy loading.
- New tile, paint and furniture.
- New counter placement to allow for more point of purchase displays.
- More counter people to serve you!
- Fast and easy Will Call Service—no waiting to pick up call ahead orders!
- New spacious customer lounge.
- More tools, testers, safety products, data-com and hardware.
- Lighting upgrades with a variety of working fixture samples.
We want your experience at our counter to not only be efficient, but comfortable and informative, too! Watch for our regular counter days which always feature the latest in new products, technology and labor savings….and great food!
2016 Trade Show and Steak Fry
We had another great time at the 2016 Steak Fry and Trade Show! This year had a different twist to it. To celebrate Blazer’s 7th year back in business the Steak Fry had a giant birthday party. To keep with the theme, if someone found their birthday match they won a prize. A big thanks to all the vendors that could make it out and all the Blazer employees that made it possible!
Blazer Golf Benefit 2016
On August 11th at the Beardance Golf Course, Blazer held its 4th annual golf tournament to raise funds for contractor training programs and scholarship funds. Blazer was able to raise $26,000 split between the Independent Electrical Contractors and the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee.
2016 Walk to End Alzheimer’s UPDATED
This year both Blazer Branches will be participating in the 2016 Walk to End Alzheimer’s and the Springs Branch is leading the way as the Title Sponsor for the Springs Walk. The Walk in Colorado Springs will take place at the America The Beautiful Park on the morning of September 17th, 2016. Pueblo will walk at the Rock Canyon Swim Beach at Lake Pueblo State Park on the September 10th, 2016. We would encourage you to signup to walk and help put an end to Alzheimer’s, the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death. Please click here
for Pueblo and here
for Colorado Springs. If you cannot attend, but would still like to donate, please click here
. For more information please visit the Walk to End Alzheimer’s website.
We had more than 80 Blazer Electric Supply employees, families, friends, customers, and vendors come out to support the Alzheimer’s walk. Blazer Employees were able to raise over $12,000 which was added on top of Blazer’s Title Sponsorship contribution of $10,000. A special thanks to Blazer team captains Ray Hoff, Cecelia Smith, Craig Mabis, Kelsey Bellamy, Alan Hazlett ( our top fundraiser and the 2nd highest in Colorado Springs), Kevin Knight, and our overall Team Coordinator, Amber Isham.
Patrick Feltault helps to create life saving police equipment
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Spirit of Caring
Blazer Electric Supply was recently honored with United Way’s Spirit of Caring award in the Small Business category. Pikes Peak United Way is a charitable organization based in Colorado, that is dedicated to the welfare of our community through the provision of a safety net for basic services
Steve Blazer accepting the Spirit of Caring Award
The Top 200
Blazer Electric Supply has made Electrical Wholesaling Magazine’s Top 200 list another year moving from position 141 in 2015 to position 126 for 2016! Click on the picture below for more details.
Blazer Expands Datacom
At the end of 2015 Blazer Electric was approached by two ex-Synergy Datacom Supply Employees (Craig Mabis and Stephan Dunker) about expanding Blazer’s Datacom division. Stephan is responsible for the inside Datacom sales and Craig Mabis now acts as Blazer’s Outside Datacom salesman.
Like the Blazer family, Craig grew up in the Midwest including Minnesota and Wisconsin. After achieving his college degree in Police Science, Craig worked several years as a full-time police officer, but later decided that a career in Datacom sales would be more cohesive with his family life. Twenty years later Craig is still selling Datacom, but now with Blazer Electric.
Craig had heard plenty of good things about Blazer and jumped at the opportunity to join the team when he had the chance. “There’s not too many places anymore where you can walk into the owner’s office and shoot the breeze over football, life and other topics and truly feel like you’re talking to someone who really cares about your future,” Craig says. “Many people are motivated for many reasons. What motivates me is to be part of a special team of individuals that care for each other and are focused on making the most positive impact in the marketplace.”
Craig has been married for over 20 years to Jessi Mabis and has two children in high school. In his spare time he likes to work with Youth For Christ, a ministry that works with incarcerated youth.