Al has been a part of the building material industry for over 35 years. After graduation from Southern Illinois University with a BS in Business Administration, he joined USG Corporation. He was there for 15 years and held several management positions in Human Relations and Distribution Management.

Al left USG (L&W Supply) to join a small independent material distribution company called CALPLY located in Southern California. During his 20 years there, he and the management team worked to expand CALPLY into 7 Southwestern states and 34 locations. For the last 15 years with CALPLY, Al was the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and was one of the driving forces for the rapid expansion of the company during this very successful run.

CALPLY was acquired by USG in 2007, and Al again became a part of the company that originally recruited him from college.   During the next five years with USG (L&W Supply), he held the position of Vice President of Operations and directed over 70 branch locations in the Western Region until his retirement.

A few years after retirement from USG, Al started ARGOS Material Distribution. The original intent was to only distribute tools, fasteners, and accessory products used by the drywall and plastering trades, but because of his many friends and relationships in the industry, Al couldn’t resist the temptation to expand into a full line distribution company.