2019 Year in Review

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2019 was another year of growth for Computrols. This year we grew in the number of employees, customers, distribution partners, and branch locations, and we were also recognized by Louisiana Economic Development for our excellence in manufacturing

Computrols Newest Branch: DFW

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In March of this year, Computrols opened our sixth branch location in the heart of Dallas-Fort Worth. This office is headed by our former Southern California Branch Manager and Computrols’ veteran, Jeff Burnett. Burnett is ecstatic to return to his Texas roots and help grow Computrols’ presence in this flourishing market in North Texas. Computrols’ newcomer, Andrew Walton, has since successfully taken over as Branch Manager for Computrols in the Southern California region.

Notable 2019 Projects

Speaking of Dallas, Computrols kicked off a major HVAC controls retrofit at International Plaza I & II, twin Class-A office towers. The buildings were developed in 1999 and 2002 and total 757,000 square feet. The buildings will be utilizing the latest version of Computrols Building Automation Software (CBAS) and our lifetime-warranty LX and VAV Controllers.

The Computrols Southern California team is also in the process of kicking off two major projects in the downtown Los Angeles area that are projected for completion early in 2020. At 400 S. Hope Street, a 710,535 square-foot, Class Premier A+ office tower, the Computrols team will be integrating with the existing Siemens Building Automation System and providing our tenant overtime system for after-hours billing. Less than a mile away, Computrols will be retrofitting the BAS at 420 E. 3rd Street.

Distribution Partner Updates

Over the summer, Computrols added two companies to our distribution partner family: DocAir of Franklin, TN and Tryg Group of Golden, CO. DocAir quickly kicked off the partnership with a project at The Moxy Hotel in the Greater Nashville Area. This facility will be the first hotel in the U.S. to utilize a chill beam system.

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This year also brought on our second annual distribution partner summit in which over 20 Computrols’ distribution partners met at our Louisiana-based headquarters and manufacturing facility to learn about Computrols’ newest products and exchange ideas. “We are thrilled with the turnout and the production we’ve seen from our partners this year”, said Computrols’ Manager of Strategic Partnerships, Mike Clayton.

Trade Shows and Conferences

2019 was a lite year for Computrols on the tradeshow circuit. Our team exhibited at the APPA Annual Conference which is geared towards facility managers of universities and other educational facilities. We also exhibited at the Mechanical Service Contractors of America’s (MSCA) reEnvision Conference in search of strategic partners. Finally, in November, our own Drew Mire and Mike Clayton presented at the National Facilities Management & Technology (NFMT) Conference on the topic of “Taking Existing Buildings from Smart to Smarter. To see where you’ll find Computrols in 2020, check out our HVAC and Facility Management Trade Show Calendars.

New Media

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To expand our educational efforts, Computrols began producing “The Building Technology Podcast” in which Computrols’ Director of Marketing and Business Development, Scott Holstein interviews technology and facility management experts around the country. The goal of the podcast is to help facility managers keep up with the latest trends in building technology and the Internet of Things (IoT). Computrols marketing team also produced a series of 6 webinars in 2019, some focusing on leveraging the Computrols product line and others focusing on making the most of your building automation system and partnerships. For recordings of our webinars and podcasts, visit the Computrols Youtube Channel.

Our Team

We were thrilled to be able to add some stellar new team members to the Computrols’ family this year:

Michael Broussard – Application Engineer

Huynh Nguyen – Application Engineer

Brandon Munoz – Building Automation Tech, San Antonio

Renee Poche – Electronics Assembly Technician

Andrew Walton – Branch Manager, Southern California

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James Stoddard – Application Engineering Intern

Julian Charron – Application Engineering Intern

Emory Ducote – Production Intern

Thank You and Happy New Year!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our customers, partners, employees, and vendors for another fantastic year. We know we could not do this without all of you, and want you all to know that we sincerely appreciate your dedication to our company and our mission. We wish you all the best and look forward to working together in 2020!

 

About Scott Holstein

Scott Holstein is the Director of Marketing and Business Development for Computrols where he began working in early 2016. Holstein has since entrenched himself in the building automation industry and has written articles for the Computrols blog, ControlTrends, and AutomatedBuildings.com and spoken at a number of industry events. Some of his specialties outside of sales and marketing include new technology trends in smart buildings, energy efficiency strategies, and the internet of things.