ABS COASTAL TEAM
Jeff Hoppe, Owner/Sales Consultant
Jeff has been with the ABS team since 1997. With his extensive sales background, he is a great asset to the ABS Coastal Insulating team. Jeff has years of experience serving builders and homeowners. Jeff leads the ABS Coastal Insulating team and is responsible for customer satisfaction – from the first phone call through the completion of the job.
Chris joined the ABS team in 2019. He brings with him nearly 30 years of experience in the construction industry. His vast experience ranges from installer of insulation, after paint, gutters, fireplaces and garage doors to service as branch manager of a national product installation company. He has many years of experience building and leading successful teams. Chris serves as General Manager of the Charleston branch and of ABS Coastal Insulating. Chris and his wife spend their free time hiking and walking on the beach. Sports are also a favorite pastime, including racing and a variety of college sports. He has two children, a son and a daughter, who live in upstate South Carolina.
A Florida native, Derek entered the insulation industry in 2011 as an installer. He quickly advanced, moving into warehouse operations and production. Within two years he was a field superintendent. He ran his prior company’s insulation department until 2017 when he joined ABS Coastal Insulating. In his current role, Derek enjoys dealing with different customers and types of projects. Derek is a dog and animal lover. In his spare time Derek spends time being active and exercising.
Vann Horne, Sales Consultant
Vann is a Carolina native, born in Wilmington, North Carolina. After graduating from UNCW, Vann moved to the North Myrtle Beach/Little River area where he worked in outside sales and account management for over 30 years.
When he isn’t working, you can find Vann on the beach, surfing, skateboarding or biking with his two sons – Zack who is a Marine LPC, and his younger son Ayden. Vann prides himself on building relationships with his customers, one project at a time.
Matthew Knowles, Sales Consultant
Matt is one of the few true natives of the Myrtle Beach area. After graduating from Conway High School, he went on to complete his degree at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. After receiving his degree in 2007, he decided to move back home and began his professional career in sales. With over 11 years of outside sales experience and account management in various industries, Matt joined the ABS sales team in 2018. He takes pride in going above and beyond to meet his customers’ needs.