AVE and Kohler Elevate Apartment Living in Latest Residential Development

Blue Bell, PA


Better Together


AVE’s new residential development in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, perfectly emulates the brand’s motto LIVE BETTER™, offering spacious luxury apartments, both furnished and unfurnished, along with on-demand community amenities that incorporate fixtures from brands like KOHLER® that meet and anticipate the needs of today’s renter.


“We take great care to design residential communities that are both inspiring and functional— beautiful spaces that meet and anticipate the needs of today’s renter,” says Paul DeFruscio, SVP, Asset for AVE. This involves close collaboration between our team, the architects and engineers, our interior design partner Bernardon, and supply partners like Kohler Co., who are involved in the design process from the very beginning.”


AVE partnered with Kohler Co. for its apartment and amenity space fixtures at AVE Blue Bell for many reasons, among them being their sophisticated product design, reputation for quality, price value, and level of service.

Kohler Co. offers a wide range of products at a variety of price points through its KOHLER and STERLING® brands, which enables AVE to source products through a single manufacturer while maintaining a single level of quality. While Kohler Co.’s products are designed and crafted for durability and reliability, the AVE team knows any potential issues can be resolved quickly, with a single call to their partner.


“Kohler Co. understood our brand aesthetic, our goals with respect to delivering that premium, home-like rental experience, and our budget,” explains DeFruscio. “We achieved our goal of delivering a quality product, at a competitive price, within the timeframe of our project.”

Those synergies may come, in part, because of the brand’s similar histories and values. Like Kohler Co., AVE—a brand of Korman Communities—is a family-owned-and operated company. Now in its fifth generation of leadership, AVE strives to deliver an exceptional living experience, complementary to Kohler Co.’s commitment to gracious living, which touts exceptional products and services for Kohler customers’ homes and lifestyles.


AVE and Kohler’s partnership is not your traditional buyer-supplier relationship.

“It’s unique because AVE seeks our input with each new construction project,” shares DJ Johnson, National Sales Manager at Kohler Co. “They come to us with project details including demographics, and we help them explore how to exceed residents’ expectations by delivering products, designs, and features they seek—in both their apartments and amenity spaces. That includes considering AVE’s design intent and desire to incorporate specific technologies and water-saving measures.”

With several projects already completed, collaboration, communication, and transparency have laid a strong foundation for a long-term partnership between AVE and Kohler. Technology is a leading topic in our collaboration meetings today and plans for future developments. Both brands remain committed to delivering beautiful designs and functional spaces that will continue to elevate residential communities and apartment living.

Written by Kohler Co.

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