Words from our CEO


Although Associated Volume Buyers (AVB) group has been around for almost 50 years, we continually look for better and newer ways to help you grow – from marketing programs to best volume buys to (now) digital advertising – giving YOU the greatest visibility and the highest returns. AVB has provided our dealer members with much more than buying group programs so that we continue to chart a course to a more profitable and secure future. 

AVB has revolutionized the quality support and breadth of gold standard services that we offer our members. Your growth and profitability is our passion and we pursue every opportunity to help make this ever changing and sometimes crazy  business more rewarding.  With the volatility of the economic landscape, we are proud of the fact that our dealer members have out-performed industry averages  for the past five years.

First and foremost, it’s all about YOU, the members.  Your success is our success.  Your wins are our wins and it is with this single focus in mind that we strive not just for better but for great. 

A buying group traditionally offers volume buys, discounts, rebates, extended terms and other group financial considerations.  We do all that while we continue to strive to be greater than the sum of our parts.   We want to be your business partner, using the strength of this group to give a voice to independent appliance, furniture, mattress and consumer electronics dealers across North America. 

Our members are our greatest asset. AVB is proud of our winning team and we invite you to join us and be a part of something great.

Thank You,

Jim Ristow
CEO AVB