Hepta Control Systems Wins Biggest Award in its Industry as “Integrator of the Year”

Hepta Control Systems returned to its headquarters in Detroit as “Integrator of the Year” after earning the huge honor at the 2015 ControlTrends Awards in Orlando, Florida. As the biggest and most anticipated award of the night, “Integrator of the Year” is an esteemed title to gain amongst the best of the best Building Automation companies in the world.

 

This was the first ever “Integrator of the Year” recognition presented at the ControlTrends Awards. The category was created to acknowledge companies that are pushing the boundaries and raising the bar within the industry. Finalists in this category were from across the nation ranging from Seattle to Atlanta.

 

Being named “Integrator of the Year” is more than just an achievement for Hepta Control Systems. It’s an indicator that the international company’s drive to diversify its business is working. As a leader in the intelligent building industry, HCS takes its system integrations to uncharted territories by developing and implementing new, cutting edge technologies. Simply put, no other company is doing what HCS does every day.

 

With major plans to continue its growth in the new year, the HCS team targets different areas of business in order to expand their knowledge and capabilities. In 2015, HCS played a major role in the completion of the state-of-the-art Quicken Loans Technology Center, which presented the challenge to fully integrate all of the disparate technologies and equipment within a data center. A result of this stretch was the addition of a software development department tasked with the creation of EntroCIM, a Data Center Integration Management solution that transforms how data centers run.

 

In order to be an innovative company, HCS takes the initiative to innovate itself first. Looking beyond building automation and systems integration, HCS is increasing its range of technological services and products. Along with EntroCIM, HCS has opened The Panel Shoppe, a business that builds made-to-order custom control panels. The goal is to empower other integrators with technology, equipment and regimen that streamlines the building automation process and makes it more efficient.

 

Ultimately based on a public voting process, the “Integrator of the Year” honor represents the impact HCS has on its own industry as well as the people that are reached through its business. The company is a prominent influence within the city of Detroit. In just four years, HCS has intelligently integrated over seven million square feet within new and landmark buildings downtown, many of which are iconic structures in Detroit’s revitalization and owned by Dan Gilbert’s Bedrock Real Estate Services. HCS is making Detroit’s skyline smarter by the second.

 

So, what’s to come for this “Integrator of the Year”? Hepta Control Systems has the momentum necessary to propel the company into new realms of exploration and innovation in both the building automation and technology worlds.

 

“There is evolution and there is revolution. We take on the projects that keep our company ahead of the pack, and we are the ones who strive to evolve first,” said Ted Houck, President and CEO of Hepta Control Systems. “But our goals are much greater than just being the best in the industry, our sights are set beyond buildings and high-rises. We want to do work that’s revolutionary.”

 

 

 

 

Jason Houck Honored in dBusiness Magazine’s “30 in Their Thirties”

Jason Houck Honored in dBusiness Magazine’s “30 in Their Thirties”

HCS Chief Information Officer Named One of Detroit’s Brightest Young Leaders

DETROIT, MI – Hepta Control Systems is pleased to formally announce that Chief Information Officer Jason Houck has been named one of DBusiness magazine’s 2015 “30 in Their Thirties” honorees. Houck is one of just two 30-year-0lds to make this year’s list.

Every year since 2011, DBusiness magazine has recognized “business leaders in metro Detroit who are moving their respective companies, industries and communities forward.” Houck certainly meets that description, as he continues to play a vital role as Hepta Control Systems continues to bring world-class intelligent building technologies to Detroit.

Houck’s leadership was a major factor in the success of HCS’ work on the Quicken Loans Technology Center project, which earned the 2015 IBcon Digie Award for Most Intelligent Specialty Building, edging out competitors from around the world. Work on the Technology Center project led Houck to greatly expand HCS’ software development department to create innovative new applications for future projects.

“It’s an unbelievable honor to be recognized by DBusiness among so many great young leaders,” Houck said. “There are so many amazing things happening in Detroit right now, and to have the opportunity to be a part it has been an extremely rewarding experience. I’m very thankful that DBusiness continues to bring attention to some of the wonderful people, projects and organizations at the forefront of this revitalization.

“Every member of our growing team at HCS is responsible for contributing towards this honor, and I’m proud to work alongside people who contribute to a culture of innovation with every new day,” Houck added.

Houck earned similar praise earlier this year, when he was one of the inaugural recipients of the “Young Gun Award” at the 2014 ControlTrends Awards in January.

Features on all of DBusiness’ 2015 “30 in Their 30s” honorees can be seen in the September/October issue, available at several Metro Detroit newsstands and retail stores, or online here.

Hepta Control Systems is a leader in building automation and integrated security controls, providing turnkey solutions on technical infrastructure for security, comfort and efficiency in buildings. With offices in Canada and the United States, HCS serves clients around the world.

HCS Earns Digie Award at 2015 IBcon Show

HCS Earns Digie Award at 2015 IBcon Show

SAN ANTONIO, TX – Hepta Control Systems earned a 2015 Digie Award in the Most Intelligent Specialty Building category for their work on the Quicken Loans Data Center project at the IBcon show in San Antonio Tuesday night. The honor is HCS’ second Digie Award in as many years, after their Bedrock Real Estate Services Portfolio project won in the Most Intelligent Office Portfolio category in 2014.

With buildings from around the world nominated for the award, the Quicken Loans Data Center edged out fellow finalists including Levi’s Stadium in San Franciso, and Barcelona, Spain’s El Prat Airport.

“We’re thrilled to have had the opportunity to play a role in this amazing facility,” said HCS President and CEO Ted Houck. “We knew this was going to be a really tough category with a couple of amazing project, but we’re so proud that this project earned a well-deserved honor.

“We knew the Quicken Loans Data Center was a special project from day one, and this award is a great reflection on our relationship with all of the contractors, managers and workers who worked together to create one of the most intelligent buildings in the world in Downtown Detroit,” Houck added.

The Quicken Loans Data Center represented a new challenge for Hepta Control Systems, as they were involved in the new construction project from its earliest development. Whereas the bulk of HCS’ Detroit projects have involved legacy systems in landmark facilities, HCS had the opportunity to implement an intelligent building system design from the ground up.

The fully-integrated facility also represents the first major project by HCS’ software development team, with its customized Data Center Infrastructure Management application.

Hepta Control Systems is a leader in building automation and integrated security controls, providing turnkey solutions on technical infrastructure for security, comfort and efficiency in buildings. With offices in Canada and the United States, HCS serves clients around the world.

HCS Named Finalist For Three 2015 Digie Awards

HCS Named Finalist For Three 2015 Digie Awards

SAN ANTONIO, TX – Hepta Control Systems will be heavily involved in this week’s IBcon show in San Antonio, as the intelligent building industry leader’s people and projects are up for three 2015 “Digie” awards. HCS staff will also host and participate in several showcases and breakout sessions throughout the three-day conference.

HCS’ Bedrock Real Estate Services Portfolio is up for the Most Intelligent Office Portfolio award for the second consecutive year, as the project saw a major expansion following its 2014 win.

The Quicken Loans Data Center project is up for the Most Intelligent Specialty Building award, competing with Levi’s Stadium in San Francisco and Barcelona’s El Prat Airport.

HCS President and CEO Ted Houck has also been named a finalist for the Digital Impact Award.

“It’s a great privilege to have our organization involved in so many great projects, and to be among other worthy finalists is an unbelievable honor,” said Houck. “My nomination for the Digital Impact Award is truly a reflection on the top-notch work that everyone at Hepta puts in on a daily basis, and I’m incredibly proud to represent each and every one of them at this great conference.

“The IBcon show is one of the most impressive collections of thought leaders in our industry, and something we have looked forward to all year long,” Houck added.

For the full list of 2015 Digie Award finalists, click here.

The President and CEO will host a breakout session describing IP-centric buildings at 3:25 p.m. (CST) as part of today’s Pre-Con events. He will also take part in Wednesday’s Smart Building Showcase, along with Bedrock Real Estate Services’ Scott Collins.

Chief Information Officer Jason Houck will keep a busy schedule at the conference as well, as he is set to moderate a session covering Fault Detection Tuesday at 2:15 p.m. before taking part in a session on “Connecting Existing Disparate Systems” Wednesday at 2 p.m.

Hepta Control Systems is a leader in building automation and integrated security controls, providing turnkey solutions on technical infrastructure for security, comfort and efficiency in buildings. With offices in Canada and the United States, HCS serves clients around the world.

Jason Houck Wins 2014 ControlTrends “Young Gun” Award

Jason Houck Wins 2014 ControlTrends “Young Gun” Award

HCS Director of Integration and IT Honored as Industry Star

CHICAGO, IL – Hepta Control Systems, an international leader in intelligent building technologies and control systems integration, is pleased to announce that Director of Integration and IT Jason Houck earned a “Young Gun Award” at the 2014 Control Trends Awards, held Monday night in Chicago.

As one of the inaugural recipients of the “Young Gun Award,” Houck was honored for being among the most impressive controls professionals under 30 years old in the world by Control Trends, one of the biggest sources of news in the industry.

“I’m truly honored to have been recognized with this award for the work I’ve contributed to at HCS,” Houck said. “This is a great industry for young people to get into, and I’m excited to go to work each day knowing the impact our projects can have.”

Houck has held several roles within Hepta Control Systems, and despite his “Young Gun” status, he brings over a decade of industry experience to his work.

“There’s nobody on our team at HCS who isn’t worthy of an award for the hard work and vision that each and every one of us brings to the table,” Houck said. “I’m thrilled to accept the honor, but I know that this doesn’t happen without the contributions of everyone at HCS.”

The award caps off a great 2014 for Hepta Control Systems, who won the inaugural Niagara Summit Innovator of the Year award in April, as well as an IBcon Digie Award for Most Intelligent Office Portfolio in July.

Hepta Control Systems is a leader in building automation and integrated security controls, providing turnkey solutions on technical infrastructure for security, comfort and efficiency in buildings. With offices in Canada and the United States, HCS serves clients around the world.

Hepta Control Systems Wins Digie Award

Hepta Control Systems Wins Digie Award

Bedrock Office Portfolio Awarded at 2014 Intelligent Buildings Conference

July 3, 2014

DETROIT, MI – Hepta Control Systems (HCS) remains at the forefront of the smart building industry as they won the 2014 Digie Award for Most Intelligent Building Projects in the Office Portfolio category at the Realcomm & Intelligent Buildings Conference (IBcon) in Las Vegas last week. HCS earned the award for their work with Bedrock Real Estate Services in Detroit.

While Digie awards have been presented since 1999, this was the third year since the creation of separate IBcon categories to recognize industry leaders for the creation of intelligent building systems, buildings, portfolios and cities. Firms from across the United States competed in the Office Portfolio category.

HCS has implemented integration systems covering over 3 million square feet in 11 Bedrock buildings. Through integrated HVAC systems, lighting controls, utility monitoring and window shade controls, Hepta has helped reduce Bedrock’s gas and electric consumption by nearly 30 percent.

“Working with Bedrock has been an incredibly rewarding experience for HCS, and the Digie award is an honor we are proud to share with the Bedrock team,” said HCS President Ted Houck. “Bedrock’s commitment to energy conservation and sustainability continues to set the bar in this industry, and we are excited to continue to work together.”

HCS’s work with Bedrock has transformed several Detroit landmarks into world-class smart buildings, utilizing cutting-edge environmental building technologies to offer their tenants a great place to live, work and play in the midst of downtown’s regeneration.

The Digie is the second major award won by HCS for their work with Bedrock this year, as they were named the 2014 Niagara Innovator of the Year in April.

Hepta Control Systems is a leader in building automation and integrated security controls, providing turnkey solutions on technical infrastructure for security, comfort and efficiency in buildings. With offices in Canada and the United States, HCS serves clients around the world.

Hepta Control Systems Named 2014 Niagara Innovator of the Year

Hepta Control Systems Named 2014 Niagara Innovator of the Year

Bedrock Project Earns Honor at Tridium Summit

June 30, 2014

DETROIT, MI – Hepta Control Systems (HCS) was recently named the 2014 Innovator of the Year at the Niagara Summit in Las Vegas. HCS earned the award for their use of Tridium’s Niagara framework throughout their building integration project with Bedrock Real Estate Services in downtown Detroit.

HCS competed with firms from around the world for the inaugural Niagara Innovator of the Year award. A crowdsourced voting process throughout the summit resulted in an HCS victory.

“The Niagara Framework is an integral part of our work with Bedrock, and we’re thrilled that our use of its limitless possibilities has led to this award,” said HCS President Ted Houck. “The fact that our peers in the industry chose our work for this honor further validates Bedrock’s vision for world-class smart buildings in downtown Detroit, and we’re proud to have the opportunity to play a role in that vision.”

Tridium’s Niagara platform is used throughout 11 Bedrock properties in downtown Detroit to integrate over 20 building systems, from HVAC to fire systems to automated window shades, giving building managers centralized control and monitoring capabilities.

Millions of data points allow control systems to maintain desired air temperatures, indoor and outdoor lighting and several other aspects to provide maximum value in both tenant comfort and energy efficiency. These energy-efficient automated systems have resulted in a reduction in Bedrock’s gas and electricity consumption of nearly 30 percent.

Hepta Control Systems is a leader in building automation and integrated security controls, providing turnkey solutions on technical infrastructure for security, comfort and efficiency in buildings. With offices in Canada and the United States, HCS serves clients around the world.