Convergint expands Canadian building systems presence by acquiring H&E Comfort Controls

April 26, 2016
HE strengthens Convergint's presence in Canada with a strategic location in Windsor, Ontario and a substantial customer-installed base throughout the province.

On April 12, Convergint Technologies (Schaumburg, IL), a specialist in service-based systems integration, announced its acquisition of HE Comfort Controls, a provider of building systems to address facility challenges of workplace security, comfort, and energy conservation.

HE strengthens Convergint's presence in Canada with a strategic location in Windsor, Ontario and a substantial customer-installed base throughout the province. The acquisition also expands Convergint's access to several key vertical markets, including K-12 and higher education, municipal government, and utilities. Convergint Technologies designs, installs, and services integrated building systems including electronic security, building controls, and fire alarm and life safety systems.

"H&E extends our capabilities, solutions, and services within building automation throughout Eastern Canada, reinforcing our strategy of being our customers' best service provider. Additionally, they bring an experienced staff with a broad range of skills, including the mechanical and electrical expertise to support our clients' technical needs," said Ken Lochiatto, president and CEO of Convergint Technologies.

Founded in 1989, H&E notes that it has completed hundreds of projects delivering solutions that provide optimum security, energy efficiency, and comfort. In addition to building automation solutions, H&E offers access control, video surveillance, system integration, power metering, and energy efficiency.

"We are very proud to join a company that clearly respects and values their colleagues, customers, and partners," said Harvey Snaden, director of operations for H&E. "Convergint is not afraid to tackle complex technology challenges and has a clear path forward for the future, and we are very excited to be a part of that plan."

To learn more about Convergint, visit www.convergint.com.

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