Our History

In 2001, LaFace & McGovern started the Lighting Controls ‘Focused’ position visioning the growing need to our customers to have this resource available to them. For the past 13 years we have grown the department to meet the industries demands in new technology, education and enhanced support/service. Strategic additions have been made to the Controls Staff over the years to meet these needs. Check our timeline tab for more. Our commitment to the industry is to always adapt our resources to meet the ever changing needs in controls support.

Our Timeline

2001 – Brian Miedel – Hired as Controls Specialist
2010 – Cindy Miedel – Transferred in Company to Controls Project Manager
2011 – Mike Brusco – Hired as Controls Field Technician
2013 – Valerie McKee – Hired as Daylighting Specialist
2013 – Mike Howard – Hired as Controls Field Technician
2016 – Mike Melilli – Hired as Controls Field Technician
2019 – Chris Neidhardt – Hired as Lighting Controls Inside Technical Support
2020 – Valerie Mckee – Promoted to Controls Department Manager
2020 – Megan Bench – Hired as Controls Project Manager
2021 – Grace Murphy – Hired as Controls Project Manager
2021 – C.J. McDermott – Hired as Lighting Controls Inside Technical Support

Our Reason for Success

Our core fundamental recipe for success is simple – provide first class service and support in an efficient manner. In order to do this on a continuous basis, we have brought all of the following services internal to our department and not maintain reliance on factory personnel to give our customers the support and service they need to succeed. We have found that a team of control-minded specialists is critical to this success. As a whole, we are always training on the newest technologies and codes as well as always improving our processes to best serve our customers.

• In house Inside Technical Support
• 24 hour turnaround on CAD Risers/CSI Specifications/Wire Details
• In house Specification and Design Support
• In house Sensor Verification
• Dedicated In house Lighting Controls Project Management
• In house Outside Field Technical Support
• In house Daylighting Specialist (Shading and Skylight Product Support)
• In house Entertainment/Theatrical/Specialty Lighting Expertise

Growing our team with the right people has been the important piece of the equation. We have a combined 144 years of experience in the industry to best serve all of your project needs.