Building Automation Systems Engineered to Work for Your Entire Portfolio.

We integrate multiple systems, giving you the opportunity to leverage the best equipment across manufacturers. Our approach provides a comprehensive view of every system in your portfolio, making it easier to control, monitor and optimize performance across all of your buildings.

  • Building Automation System Installations
  • On-site Maintenance
  • Online Maintenance
  • Dashboard Performance Monitoring
  • Smart Building Control & Integration
  • Life Science Product Offering
  • Interface to Other BAS Systems
  • Control Retrofits for Existing HVAC Systems
Dedicated Team Members
Licensed Electricians


We represent manufacturers that are, or can be, #1 in one or more segments of our industry.

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Controls Team

  • Ben Garner

    Ben Garner

    Director of Operations | Richmond and TIdewater

    Ben has been with ACES for more than 18 years and is currently the Director of Operations overseeing the Controls and Parts Departments.  Ben has been in the in the HVAC and Controls industry for 25 years and hold certifications with Alerton, Tridium and Honeywell.

  • Louis Hite

    Louis Hite

    Controls Division Manager | Richmond

    Louis Hite has worked at ACES for 23 years and is currently a Controls Division Manager. Louis is a graduate of the University of Richmond and has 43 years in the controls industry. Louis previously was the former president of ASHRAE Richmond Chapter and currently serves as the Special Events Chairman organizing the Golf Outing, BBQ Festival, and Winterfest Ladies Night.

  • Matt Garter

    Matt Garter

    BAS Installation Manager | Richmond

    Matt Garter has been with ACES for nine years and is currently a BAS Installation Manager on the Controls team. Matt is a certified Alerton Engineer and Tridium AX Certified. Prior to his time with ACES, he worked for Johnson Controls for two years.

  • Lauren Garner

    Lauren Garner

    BAS Sales Engineer | Richmond

    Lauren Garner has worked for ACES for over 10 years on inside and outside sales teams. Lauren is currently a BAS Sales Engineer on the Controls team. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Commonwealth University. Prior to her time with ACES, Lauren was a Mechanical Designer for Dunlap and Partners.

  • Steve Walker

    Steve Walker

    Equipment Sales Engineer | Tidewater

    Steve Walker joined ACES in 2021 as a Sales Engineer on the New Equipment team. Steve earned his undergrad degree from West Virginia Institute of Technology and his masters degree from East Tennessee State University. Steve is a US Army Veteran and has over 30 years of experience in manufacturing, engineering and construction.

Success Story

Magruder Elementary School

Challenge: Integrate digital controls to improve user control and apply energy management protocols.

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We Improve More Than Building Performance

We partner with you throughout the life cycle of your portfolio, delivering a comprehensive approach to your system.

If you need assistance with equipment, service, parts, controls, training or any other Commercial HVAC need, we’ve got you covered.

Seamlessly Improve Your HVAC system performance

We partner with you throughout the life cycle of your portfolio, delivering a comprehensive approach to your systems.