AVAware Celebrates 20 Years!

AVAware Technologies proudly celebrates 20 years of innovation and service to our valued clients.

December 2016 brought with it a landmark moment in AVAware’s history. Twenty years ago, on the 12th of December 1996, AVAware was born… well, incorporated anyway. AVAware was originally founded by the current President, Paul Kirsch and a gentleman by the name of Steve Rendulic. Rendulic was a veteran of the architectural openings industry, having spent many years working with a competing software developer. Motivated by a desire to develop more technologically “current” software for the industry, he enlisted the aid of his co-founder, a software engineer with extensive experience in developing line-of-business applications for several industry segments. Together they began AVAware with a vision to sincerely establish new standards of quality for both software development and customer support.

AVAware President Paul Kirsch, accompanied by members of the
AVAware Support and Catalog Development teams.

AVAware made their debut in the architectural openings industry with the introduction of a revolutionary new product… AVAcad. AVAcad is the first and only CAD application specifically designed for architectural openings. In addition to providing detailers the means to create CAD-quality elevations in seconds, AVAcad launched a new era of technology in the industry with its ability to “disassemble” elevations and generate fully priced material lists – all automatically.

Not long after the release of AVAcad, AVAware released ‘AVAproject’ – an innovative piece of software that would forever change the way take-offs and estimates would be done for years to come.

Designed after a “synoptic” journal model, AVAproject was the first estimating package to center project around horizontal ‘Openings Schedules’; a model that would be imitated by competing systems for years to come. Today, seventeen years after its initial release, AVAproject remains the only detailing and estimating package to integrate “live” CAD elevations in its schedules.

Additional technologies, that are still exclusive to AVAproject, include such innovations as automatically rendered door and frame elevations, frame profiles created from parametric data, and the ability to automatically price and prep. any frame or door using specially designed companion catalogs.

Despite the passing of Steve Rendulic in 2005 AVAware has maintained that vision that began in those early days, with annual software releases that are unrivaled throughout the industry. Perhaps even more importantly, is the emphasis that has always been placed on customer service. AVAware has made considerable investments in establishing and maintaining a “state-of-art” support infrastructure with a dedicated team of professionals that ensure users of their software products never have to wait for assistance when they need it.

With each year that goes by, AVAware developers continued to innovate and create unique and powerful software solutions for the architectural openings industry. Most recently, AVAware released ‘AVAproject Fusion’ – the first and only package to offer the ability to integrate virtually any ERP/accounting application with the estimating and detailing “front-end” software. Once again, providing the industry with choices never before offered.

For twenty years, AVAware Technologies has worked tirelessly to create and maintain the most innovative products ever offered to the architectural openings industry – and support them with an unmatched level of customer service. Everyone at AVAware extends their most sincere gratitude to the industry for their support for the past two decades, and looks forward to countless exciting achievements in the years to come.

AVAware's first offices
1996 - 2009

AVAware's current facility
2010 - present

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