Our History

A+M began in 1968 as Archibald & Hamel, Inc., a manufacturers’ representative agency established by founding partners Joseph J. Archibald, Jr and William D. Hamel. In 1985, Mr. Hamel retired from the company and sold his interest in AHI to Joseph J. Archibald, Jr. Under Joe Archibald’s guidance, the company became widely recognized for its professional capabilities, dependability and unexcelled integrity. In 1998, Joe Archibald, Jr. sold his shares to his son, Joseph J. Archibald III. Under the current ownership team of Joe Archibald and John Marcheschi, A+M continues to grow and evolve with an unrelenting commitment to innovation and excellence.

A+M’s Core Principles

  • Take care of the employee
  • Take care of the customer
  • Take care of the manufacturer
  • Deliver value through constant innovation

Nate Spears

Director, Commercial Systems
773-558-5771

Emily O’Brien

Director, Lighting Development & Strategic Planning
847-507-8124

Ray Doerrer

Ray Doerrer

Inside Sales Manager
630-501-0880
Ext. 223

Ally Mazurski

Architectural Design Specification Manager
847-909-3182

Erin Warpinski

Marketing & Communications Manager
630-501-0883
Ext. 242

Amber Barba

Administrative Specialist
630-501-0882
Ext. 231

Amy Scott

Controls Project Coordinator
630-501-0890
Ext. 245

Ed Morel

Specification Sales, Transportation
847-732-0025

John Cowger

Specification Sales, Central Illinois
217-273-6979

Kyle Carson

Controls Quotations
630-501-0893
Ext. 228

Our Mission

To be the preeminent commercial lighting and controls representative in our market by aligning ourselves with premier brands known for quality and innovation. We strive to be held in the highest regard by the customers we serve, our manufacturer partners, and our fellow employees by providing unparalleled service and support.