About Us

Since 1999, Engineered Control Solutions has been a leading building and industrial controls integrator serving clients throughout the East Coast from our offices in Central and Eastern North Carolina and South Carolina. Today our team consists of more than 75 engineers and technicians including 20+ Tridium Certified Systems Integrators  (N4 and AX), 20+ Honeywell Spyder certified programmers, 20+ Distech Controls GFX certified programmers  and 5+ KMC Certified Integrators (BACnet and/or KMD).

Honeywell Elite Control Integrator Engineered Control Solutions has earned Honeywell’s Authorized Control Integrator Elite (ACI Elite) status which represents the top 15% of WEBs-AX™ contractors.  As such we:

  • Are trained and licensed to sell & install Honeywell WEBs-AX and Niagara 4.
  • Have complete access to Honeywell’s commercial product portfolio.
  • Exceed all Honeywell training requirements.
  • Are among the top 4 contractors in the US for Honeywell purchases.

Engineered Control Solutions has earned Distech Controls Honored Authorized Controls Integrator status.  As such we:

  • Are trained and licensed to sell & install Distech Controls AX and Niagara 4 offerings.
  • Have factory direct access to Distech Controls full commercial product line.
  • Have factory-direct access to Distech Controls technical support staff.
  • Exceed all Distech Controls training requirements.

Our Mission

Always take a comprehensive, systems approach with all of our customers, recognizing that building controls, mechanical systems, architectural space and, most importantly, the occupants all interact in ways that demand an integrated approach.

Core Values

  • Accountability
  • Expertise
  • Ingenuity
  • Originality
  • Teamwork

Leadership Team

Lee Revis

Lee Revis, President

Lee Revis is President of Engineered Control Solutions, Inc. which he founded in 1999 after leaving Honeywell International. During his 4 years at Honeywell, he was the Southeast Solutions Development Leader for the Federal Performance Contracting Team providing energy cost savings solutions including, lighting, water, HVAC and DDC controls strategies. Prior to Honeywell he worked 6 years as a Sales/Design Engineer for a large Raleigh NC based Mechanical and Electrical Design/Build Firm focused on the Energy Performance Contracting market throughout the United States. He spent 4 years as a HVAC design engineer working for a Raleigh based PM&E firm after attending North Carolina State University. Lee holds several licenses and certifications in the HVAC and controls industry.

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jim thomas vice president

Jim Thomas, Vice President

Jim Thomas joined Engineered Control Solutions (ECS) in 2000 and is currently the Vice President and Operations Manager, serving as a manager and mentor for Applications Engineers, Programmers, Technicians, and Project Managers. During his time in the Building Automation Systems industry, Jim has also spent time as an Applications Engineer, Programmer, Project Manager, Field Technician, and Estimator/Salesman. Prior to his career at ECS, Jim spent 11 years in the Flight Simulation industry focusing on motion and control subsystems. Jim entered the Building Automation Systems industry in 1997 and quickly adopted the concept of open systems. By the end of 1997, Jim was on the short list of those who had successfully engineered and programmed multiple LonWorks based projects. Jim was also an early advocate of the Niagara Framework technology and was in the first ever Niagara R2 certification training class. Jim implemented the first ever Tridium-based LonWorks and BACnet/IP projects using the Niagara Framework. Jim was also in the second Niagara AX certification class. Jim holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics Engineering Technology.

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Matt Squires, Wilmington Branch Manager

Matt Squires, Wilmington Branch Manager

Matt Squires became a part of the team at Engineered Control Solutions (ECS) in 2004 and is currently the Branch Manager of the Wilmington, NC office. He also serves as Project Manager for Wilmington area construction projects and assists his team as needed with Engineering, Programming and Service. Matt has been Niagara certified since 2005 and led ECS in its first Niagara AX installation in 2006. He has also completed multiple one-off integration projects for ECS ranging from Fruit-Smoothie manufacturing to beta-testing first release 3rd Party Drivers for Tridium. Before coming to ECS, Matt had spent several years in the marine industry as an operating engineer aboard numerous American Flagged Merchant Ships performing operation and maintenance of various industrial and HVAC controls systems. Matt holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Engineering from the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY.

Steve Hefner

Steve Hefner, Regional Sales South Carolina

Steve Hefner is the Regional Sales Representative for South Carolina, western North Carolina as well as northeast Georgia and eastern Tennessee. He joined ECS in 2012, bringing over 31 years of heavy commercial and industrial HVAC/R systems experience to the firm. He has managed two mechanical service companies through periods of solid growth, and served as National Customer Service Manager for Chicago-based NuTemp, Inc., now known as Carrier Chiller Rentals.

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Michael Smith, Regional Sales Western North Carolina

Michael Smith joined Engineered Control Solutions in 2015 and is developing the Building Automation and Temperature Controls market for ECS in the Western North Carolina Region. Michael began his temperature controls experience as a Sales Engineer for Robertshaw Controls Inc. He diverted from the sale of Building Automation Systems to the wiring and installation of the systems for an Electrical Contractor for three years and has maintained his electrical contracting license since that time. Upon returning to Building Automation System design and sales he has spent time with various BAS independent contractors for a total of over 25 years in the field. His experience includes sales, design, engineering, installation, and Branch Manager. He has a Bachelor of Science from NCSU in Electrical Engineering. Michael is a current member of ASHRAE and has served on the Board for his local chapter.

Ryan Staton

Ryan Staton, Regional Sales Western North Carolina

Ryan joined Engineered Control Solutions in the spring of 2018 to lead the Charlotte office’s growth.  Before coming to ECS, Ryan spent 12 years with Johnson Controls as a Sales Engineer, Account Executive, and Sales Manager in Raleigh, NC and Portland, OR.  Ryan’s experience includes BAS system design, plant optimization strategies, HVAC equipment sales and troubleshooting, and mechanical system optimization in the K-12, Higher Education, Hospital, Data Center, Manufacturing, and Commercial Office environments.  Ryan has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from NC State and an MBA from Duke University.  Ryan is an active participant in the Southern Piedmont Chapter of ASHRAE and is also a LEED Accredited Professional.

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Jack Connell, VP Business Development

Jack retired in 2016 and has rejoined ECS to provide support for process and business development. He has been active in the HVAC controls and energy performance contracting markets for most of his 40-year career, with leadership roles at Honeywell in marketing, sales, manufacturing and engineering. This experience, coupled with 8 years helping Lee form and grow ECS and a controls distribution business, has given Jack a broad perspective on what works and what adds value in a wide range of markets and technologies.

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