Ed Frable, 28, believes “if I work hard and stick to my word, good things will happen. My crew will not be deterred. We will re-evaluate our game plan and not give up until the job is complete,” explained Frable, the owner/operator of Ed Frable Construction LLC and Advanced Choice Home Inspection.
At 14, Frable started working in the trades and never looked back. At Abington Heights High School, he took advantage of the trade programs hoping to one day build a business of his own.
Since opening his construction company in 2010, Frable has pursued certifications for the installation of products from select manufacturers to enhance his business and attended American Home Inspectors Training Institute to gain the necessary licenses to become a home inspector.
He oversees day-to-day operations. “While on the job, I am a mason by trade. So you will find me with tools in hand, installing material on whatever job we may be doing. When I am not on a worksite, I am most likely meeting with prospective clients and providing estimates.”
Without his crew, who “stick with him through hell or high water,” he would be lost, he said. However, Frable is not afraid to spend all day on the job. “Some contractors find any excuse not to be on the job with their crew. I believe in the complete opposite.” he said.
His mentors include his father, Ed Frable Sr., who recently retired and works full-time for his son. “His ability to diagnose and repair virtually anything mechanical is unreal. He also taught me to never quit until finished,” Frable said.
His second mentor, Vince Piazza, a family friend and a local contractor, “has always provided me with insight that can only be learned through experience,” Frable said.
Citing his wife, Ashli, as one of his greatest supporters, he said, “She has stuck by my side through good times and bad and has always supported whatever decisions I have had to make.” The couple also has a two-month-old daughter.
“My wife and daughter have also taught me that it is really important to take time for myself and for them. What is the point of working so hard if not to enjoy the beauty of life,” he said.
Frable’s favorite part of the day is being able to create something that begins as an idea or a drawing and then turn it into something very real and functional. He also enjoys hearing how happy a client is with his company’s work. “I believe that they can see the dedication put forth into their project,” he said.