A PROFESSIONAL SALES AGENCY
REPRESENTING MANUFACTURERS IN THE BUILDING PRODUCTS AND MILLWORK INDUSTRIES SINCE 1983

About Us

Preferred Marketing Associates (PMA) currently consists of 4 outside Sales Associates and an inside Sales Coordinator. Our sales force draws from a broad spectrum of experience in selling for manufacturers, wholesalers and one-step distributors in the building materials and Millwork industry, and combined, represents many years of successful sales experience. With 4 outside Associates working from field offices in the territory, we bring the ability to penetrate a market rather than merely “cover” it.

Mission

The business purpose of Preferred Marketing Associates (PMA) is to generate an ever increasing stream of profitable orders. Good business management along with sales training and the ability to close the sale are proven strengths which PMA utilizes to produce RESULTS. Since its inception, Preferred Marketing Associates has achieved significant increases in sales– and profits– for its principals. We know our markets, we know the people we are working with, and we know the difference between activity and productivity.

History

In 1983 Preferred Marketing Associates, Inc. (PMA) was established by our founder William P. Wallace. Bill drew upon his experience as National Sales Manager for Wasco Products Inc. and prior, as Sales Manager for both Caradco and Clopay Corporations before starting PMA.

In 1986 as PMA started to grow, Bill needed to add to the sales force and took a chance on a young college student, Jeff Calabrese, who joined PMA in August of that year.

In 1988 PMA added a full time sales Coordinator, Lois Dixon. Lois worked with PMA until her retirement in 2005.

1990 brought the need for a second Sales Coordinator and Anita Skill joined PMA to fill that role.

PMA was asked by many of its principals to expand its coverage area, and in 1992 Andrew Bredesen moved from Southern California to establish a Southern Field Office outside of Baltimore, MD.

In 2009, after 25 years of Bill’s leadership, PMA successfully completed a succession plan that Transferred ownership to Jeff Calabrese and Andrew Bredesen in preparation for the next 25 years.

In 2013 Kevin Amanna was added to the team of experienced millwork representatives. Kevin has 17 years experience in the millwork industry. He spent 14 of those years with a millwork wholesaler and the last 2‐1/2 years with a major manufacturer of windows and doors. Kevin will help PMA increase coverage of the greater NYC, Long Island and New England Markets.

In January of 2018 PMA added another industry veteran to its team in the New England market, Ed O’Neill.  Ed brings an impressive 20-year sales career in the millwork and building material industries.  Ed’s experience includes millwork and building material distribution as well as working for a major door manufacturer.

Associations

Our Team

  • Jeff Calabrese

    Jeff Calabrese

    Jeff Calabrese began his business career with Preferred Marketing Associates in 1986 after attending Glassboro State College in NJ. Jeff has been involved in all of PMA’s territory over the years and has proven highly effective in developing business in all channels of the building products and millwork markets.

  • Andrew Bredesen

    Andrew Bredesen

    Andrew Bredesen has been in the building materials industry since 1979. He began as a Roofing Contractor in Texas for 4 years and then worked as District salesman for Wasco Skylights for 7 years. In January 2009, Andy completed a succession plan with Jeff Calabrese to purchase PMA, Inc from Bill Wallace.

  • Kevin Amanna

    Kevin Amanna

    Kevin Amanna started in the building materials industry in 1996 with Brockway-Smith Company, and then worked with JELD-WEN Windows and Doors. Kevin joined Preferred Marketing Associates in April 2013 after 17 successful years in the building industry.

  • Ed O’Neill

    Ed O’Neill started his career in the building industry at a young age while working for his fathers construction company in high school.
    After a quick stint in the retail world Eddie went to work for Bridgewater Wholesalers, Inc. starting in their Customer Service Department and finishing as their New England Sales Manager. His BWI career lasted 20 years.

  • Anita Skill

    Anita Skill

    Anita Skill joined the company in 1990 as part-time sales coordinator and became full-time in early 2005 after the retirement of another employee.

  • William Wallace

    William Wallace

    William Wallace founded Preferred Marketing Associates, Inc. in 1983 after a successful career in management for companies supplying the building industry. Bill began his retirement in 2010.

Jeff Calabrese

Jeff Calabrese

Jeff Calabrese began his business career with Preferred Marketing Associates in 1986 after attending Glassboro State College in NJ.  Jeff has been involved in all of PMA’s territory over the years and has proven highly effective in developing business in all channels of the building products and millwork markets.  In 2009, after the successful execution of a succession plan put in place by Bill Wallace, Jeff along with Andy Bredesen took over the ownership of PMA Inc.
1986-Present     Preferred Marketing Associates Inc.

Andrew Bredesen

Andrew Bredesen

Andrew Bredesen has been in the building materials industry since 1979. He began as a Roofing Contractor in Texas for 4 years and then worked as District salesman for Wasco Skylights for 7 years. In January 2009, Andy completed a succession plan with Jeff Calabrese to purchase PMA, Inc from Bill Wallace. He resides in Maryland with wife and children.

1975-1978:         U.S. Army Military Police
1980-1984         University of Texas at Arlington
1983-1990:        Wasco Products, Inc.
1990-1992:        Harter’s Distributing
1992-Present    Preferred Marketing Associates

Kevin Amanna

Kevin Amanna

Kevin Amanna started in the building materials industry in 1996 with Brockway-Smith Company, and then worked with JELD-WEN Windows and Doors. Kevin joined Preferred Marketing Associates in April 2013 after 17 successful years in the building industry.

With Brockway-Smith Company, Kevin called on key accounts throughout Connecticut and New York. With his years at JELD-WEN Windows and Doors, he covered key accounts in greater NYC, and North Jersey, & New England.

1992-1996        United States Marine Corps
1996-2010        Brockway-Smith Company
2010-2013        JELD-WEN Windows and Doors, Inc.
2013-Present   Preferred Marketing Associates

Ed O’Neill

Ed O’Neill started his career in the building industry at a young age while working for his fathers construction company in high school.

After a quick stint in the retail world Eddie went to work for Bridgewater Wholesalers, Inc.  starting in their Customer Service Department and finishing as their New England Sales Manager. His BWI career lasted 20 years.

Ed also worked as an Outside Sales Representative for Rafferty Aluminum, a respected wholesale building materials distributor based in Sterling Massachusetts.

Most recently Ed was a Regional Territtory Manager at Woodgrain Doors covering 18 states.

1993               Fairfield University
1994 – 2014  Bridgewater Wholesalers
2014 – 2017  Rafferty Wholesalers
2017 – 2018  Woodgrain Doors

Anita Skill

Anita Skill

Anita Skill joined the company in 1990 as part-time sales coordinator and became full-time in early 2005 after the retirement of another employee.

Anita’s long-term familiarity with the customer base serves all principals well. We all believe that a live person answering the phone better serves all of us.

William Wallace

William Wallace

William Wallace founded Preferred Marketing Associates, Inc. in 1983 after a successful career in management for companies supplying the building industry. Bill began his retirement in 2010.

Products

turn craft columns & posts

Turncraft Columns – Division of Cascade Wood Products
www.turncraft.com
One of the Nation’s leading brands of columns; Wood and Fiberglass Poly-Classic Columns, Porch Posts. Since 1972.  Cascade Wood Products, Pine door components, mouldings and millwork.  Since 1953

Crown Heritage
www.crownheritage.com
Wood and Iron Stairparts; Crown Heritage’s, patented Crown System is the only traditional stair system in the industry that perfectly aligns standard balusters with the rake of the rail and the tread. Since 1987, North Wilkesboro, NC

Evolve Stone
www.evolvestone.com
Evolve Stone is a new revolutionary stone cladding that is impervious to water, and can be applied by face-nailing the stone. Using technology and innovation, Evolve Stone delivers a high-performing, beautiful stone veneer that is simply installed with a finish nailer. Since 2019, Winchester, VA

Fairway Architectural Railing Solutions
www.fairwayrailings.com
5 material technologies in railing, from the newest Cellular PVC, to aluminum, composite, steel and vinyl.
Since 1998, Mount Joy, PA.

Ferche Millwork
www.ferche.com
Hardwood Mouldings; Door components and fire-rated frames; Fireplace Mantels; Door and window toppers; Ceiling beams; Historic reproduction mouldings. Since 1958, Rice, MN.

Homasote
www.homasote.com

For 100 years Homasote®, has been manufacturing environmentally-intelligent building products made of 98% recycled materials.  Homasote’s fiberboard products are specific to sound control in floors and walls, tackable wall board, fire protection for roof decks, concrete expansion joints.  Since 1909 West Trenton, NJ

Signature Door Inc.

Signature Door
www.signaturedoor.com
Since 1989, Altoona, PA. Custom Wood Entry doors, Pre-hung, Factory finish option, including Bifold, Hurricane impact.

Typar Weather Protection System
www.typar.com
Residential & Commercial Building Wrap, Flashings & Seam Tape; Surround VR Synthetic Roof Underlayment.
Since 1980, Old Hickory, TN.

ODL Doorglass
www.odl.com
ODL is a world leader in doorglass.  Building value into building products for over 70 years.
Zeeland, MI

Young Manufacturing
www.youngmanufacturing.com
Exterior Door frames and Sills; Stair Treads and Risers; Hardwood Door Frames; RetroTreads for the remodeled stair. Since 1858, Beaver Dam, KY

Territory

Andrew Bredesen

Baltimore, MD

Jeff Calabrese

Vineland, NJ

Kevin Amanna

Leeds, NY

Ed O’Neill

Plymouth, MA

Events

Continuing Education

AIA Continuing Education Seminars for Architects, Designers, & Specifiers

Courses Offered

  • Sound Attenuation for floors and walls
  • Weather Resistant Barriers for your building envelope
  • Custom Wood Door Manufacturing
  • Strategic Top-lighting strategies for Residential Designs
  • Fire Rated Wood Door Frames
  • Wood 101

Trade Shows

Partial list of shows and meeting we attend

  • International Builders Show
  • RealShare Conference
  • LBM Expo
  • Ideas Show, Valley Forge, PA
  • LMC Show
  • JLC Show, Providence, RI
  • NERCA
  • MD Builder Mart, Timonium, MD
  • Atlantic Builders and Contractors Show, Atlantic City, NJ
  • DHI ConNextions
  • AIA National Convention
  • Design DC Conference, Washington DC
  • World Millwork Alliance Convention
  • Remodeling Show

Contact Us

Andrew Bredesen

Baltimore, MD

856 218 4554

609 504 1101

856 218 4559

Jeff Calabrese

Vineland, NJ

856 218 4554

609 841 1322

856 218 4559

Kevin Amanna

Round Top, NY

856 218 4554

914 467 9833

856 218 4559

Ed O’Neill
Plymouth, MA

856 218 4554

508 240 4012

856 218 4559

Anita Skill

856 218 4554

856 218 4559

Preferred Marketing Associates

P.O. Box 148
Wenonah, New Jersey 08090