Slashing Energy Costs Through Building Controls Drives Strong Hill York Growth As Alerton Dealer
July 14, 2016
Helping Florida facility owners better manage their cooling related energy use has been a Hill York staple as a commercial HVAC mechanical contractor. Since becoming an Alerton dealer in 2014, that capability has found a fertile new channel for cutting energy consumption and boosting operating efficiency: the sale and implementation of building control systems.
Over the past year, Hill York has become one of the fastest growing Alerton dealers in the country. In Florida, it has risen among the ranks and is the largest Alerton service provider in South Florida’s tri-county region of Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach.
According to Vice President of Building Solutions Rob Pulsifer, the growth in the controls market has evolved over the past six years as Hill York has carefully crafted its business model and perfected its energy service offerings. The more recent acceleration since teaming up with Alerton has created a relatively new market response that he is happy to perpetuate.
“Traditionally, any building controls business has come our way through energy projects or our existing client base that know and trust us as HVAC contractors,” Pulsifer observed. “We’ve now had project opportunities come to us strictly for our expertise as controls specialists. It’s a shift in perception that reflects what a great fit our relationship with Alerton has been.”
The alliance between long-time Florida A/C leader Hill York and building control systems pioneer Alerton is built on some solid common ground. Hill York’s energy services are a sophisticated mix of programs and technical specialties that help building owners more easily monitor and manage their cooling efficiency.
Alerton, meanwhile, has spearheaded advances in user-friendly building systems, such as their BACnet communications protocol that enables backwards compatibility to seamlessly integrate older systems with the newest building automation technology. More recently, they created the Ascent Compass Software, a controls platform that provides a dynamic interface empowering managers to monitor and control their facilities from anywhere, at any time.
Whether it’s their continued leadership role in providing integrated open communication control systems or a shared focus on developing new solutions for critical facilities, there’s one thing that building managers can expect from a Hill York – Alerton collaboration going forward. There will be plenty of comfort, operating flexibility and energy savings at their command.
Founded in 1981, Alerton is a pioneer and industry leader in providing building control systems for heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment for all types and sizes of buildings. They have led the way in developing products based on a standard open communication protocol to give facility owners and managers flexibility in their building solutions. For more information, visit www.alerton.com.
A full-service commercial air conditioning company, Hill York provides energy efficient solutions for the installation, maintenance, and repair of a wide range of heating, cooling and ventilation systems. Founded in 1936, the company serves the state of Florida. For more information, visit www.hillyork.com.