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Computrols Donates BAS Components to NTCC

Computrols has recently agreed to donate a number of its building automation system components to the HVAC/R program at Northshore Technical Community College (NOTCC) for student training and education. The contribution comes by way of Computrols involvement with the Building Efficiency for a Sustainable Tomorrow (BEST) Center, a program supporting publicly-funded 2- and 4-year colleges with HVAC/R, controls, building automation, and energy/facilities management curricula.

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Computrols Partners with Geostar in Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin

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Geostar was founded in 2008 primarily as a mechanical contractor offering HVAC, plumbing, and refrigeration services throughout Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin. The company now has a fleet of 24 vans operating within the education, healthcare, government, and hotel markets. In 2019, Geostar decided to start a controls division to align with their HVAC/R side of the business, and since that time, Jacob Blocker and Dave Baker have run that part of the business.

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Computrols Partners with Premier Energy Controls in Idaho

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Shaun Lenz and Ronnie Schaeffer are business partners that met in 2013 and started Premier Energy Controls, based out of Rigby, Idaho in 2016. They predominantly install and service energy management systems in large campus applications, with a focus on higher education as well as commercial and industrial facilities. Lenz says he expects they’ll be expanding into the municipal and healthcare markets in the near future as well. In addition to Idaho, their service area also includes Montana, Wyoming, and Utah.

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Computrols Partners with Mechanical Temp in Michigan

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Based out of Detroit, Michigan, Brain Estes and his team at Mechanical Temp have been providing repairs and maintenance on HVAC and refrigeration systems for the past 9 years. Brian himself has been working in HVAC and refrigeration for over 19 years serving South Eastern Detroit, Northern Ohio, and Western Michigan.

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2020 Year in Review

To say 2020 was a little different from previous years would be just about the biggest understatement you could make. People’s lives were turned upside down and the entire world was brought to its knees because of the COVID-19 pandemic. With that said, at Computrols, we did our best to adapt to the situation at hand and came out stronger than ever before.

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2020 Distribution Partner Summit Recap

Although we typically love hosting our Distribution Partners at our New Orleans-based headquarters and manufacturing facility, the circumstances around us dictated that we move our Annual Distribution Partner Summit to a virtual environment this year. Since we didn’t get the opportunity to take our partners out to dinner and on an excursion this year, we sent them some customized snack baskets for them to chew on while we kept them entertained on their screens.

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