Who We Are - Attainit

Who We Are


Driven People Set Us Apart

Welcome to AttainIt, your small business partner with big business reach. Formerly known as ABMI All Business Machines, Inc., AttainIt provides a wide range of high-quality products with single-contact convenience and unparalleled customer service to help organizations attain their supplier diversity program goals and grow their businesses. AttainIt is an Economically-Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business and  a SBA certified HubZone business.

Karl Ross, Colonel (Retired) U.S. Air Force Reserve, founded the business in October 2001. The company initially focused on selling office products and business machines to commercial and government customers, and has grown to provide state and federal government agencies and federal and prime contractors with exceptional value through our unprecedented relationships, unequaled product depth, and best-in-class ecommerce system.

Company timeline:

October 24, 2001 – All Business Machines, Inc. is formed by Colonel Karl Ross.
February 26, 2002 – All Business Machines, Inc. is certified by the State of California as a disabled veteran business enterprise (DVBE).
Prior to 2003 – Agreement signed with Snap-on
June 30, 2005 – All Business Machines, Inc. is certified by the Small Business Administration as a Historically underutilized business zone (HUBZone) firm.
February 11, 2008 – Agreement signed with Agilent Technologies
October 1, 2008 – Agreement signed with Grainger – member of Distributor Alliance program since 2006
November 25, 2008 –All Business Machines, Inc. is verified by the Department of Veterans Affairs as a service disabled veteran owned small business (SDVOSB)
May 27, 2010 – Agreement signed with Garratt-Callahan
March 22, 2011 – Agreement signed with Thermo Fisher Scientific
June 9, 2011 – Agreement signed with FLIR
October 7, 2011– All Business Machines, Inc. files dba as ABMI.
August 27, 2012 – Agreement signed with Polaris
August 15, 2014 – AttainIt named as Top SDVOB
October 16, 2014 – All Business Machines, Inc. files dba as AttainIt.
June 1, 2015 – Agreement signed with Grifols
August 17, 2015 – AttainIt named as Top SDVOB
October 1, 2015 – Dawn Hall becomes president; AttainIt is now woman-owned small business.
October 5, 2015 – Dawn Hall named HUBZone Business Owner of the Year by the HUBZone Council.
October 14, 2015 – Agreement signed to offer Agilent vacuum products
November 19, 2015 – Agreement signed with Peak Scientific
November 23, 2015 – AttainIt is certified by the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce as an economically-disadvantaged, woman-owned small business.
January 22, 2016 – AttainIt receives the first federal sole source contract for woman-owned small businesses in the U.S.
February 12, 2016 – AttainIt is certified by the Small Business Administration for the 8(a) business development program.
March 31, 2016 – AttainIt is certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council as a women’s business enterprise.

Built on a Rock Solid Foundation

Throughout its journey, AttainIt has displayed the grit and resolve espoused by its founder Karl Ross, Colonel (Retired) U.S. Air Force Reserve. AttainIt has been built on the principles of respect, dignity, trust and transparency. We value our loyal partners and team members, and remain steadfastly committed to providing excellence in service. We adhere to the following core values that have shaped our growth and will undeniably lead us forward:

  • Integrity First
  • Service Before Self
  • Excellence in All that We Do

AttainIt is committed to establishing, promoting, maintaining and improving a culture of sustainability and environmental responsibility by suppliers, vendors and staff. We empower others to attain their goals by providing products and services, in partnership with our suppliers, that promote environmental stewardship. Our vision becomes reality by putting into action programs and practices that reduce the use of natural resources, optimize energy-efficient products and technologies, and foster innovations and creative solutions that add value for our clients, communities and planet.

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Simplify Procurement, Vendor Management, and Audits

AttainIt has invested in cutting edge technology and extensive training to make online transactions easy. You get direct access to online catalogs for all our active partners, and can see real-time pricing details and manage delivery schedules to make sure you get exactly the items you want, exactly when you want them. All online orders are secure and confirmed automatically via email.

AttainIt’s long-standing relationships with some of the most respected suppliers in the country allow us to fulfill a wide range of product demands from a single web portal. Plus, order information can be integrated with most electronic procurement systems and all transactions are approved and tracked online, so audit trails are simple to produce and audit requirements are easy to comply with.

You can always talk to AttainIt’s experienced team directly. And you have complete online convenience at your fingertips too.

Credit Rating
Financial Strengths Our Clients Can Leverage

AttainIt has demonstrated conservative fiscal management and earned a quality credit rating that helps us help clients find immediate access to the products they need. We are a small business partner with a proven track record of reliability, performance and service.

Team Members
Meet the Best in the Business

The high level of service our clients have come to expect is a direct reflection of the dedication and commitment of the entire AttainIt team. We are driven by the vision and determination of our founder, and work to exemplify the tenets of our core values in every relationship. Some of our team members serving you: