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2020: A Challenging Year — February 2021 Newsletter

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Windsor Town Hall

Design Partner

Town of Windsor


22,200 sq. ft.




Windsor, CO

Windsor Town Hall is a historic building which serves the Town of Windsor, located in Weld County. The Town Hall is three stories tall with a basement.

Colorado Controls undertook the HVAC renovation of this historic building. After a successful design, installation, and engineering of the existing systems, the building is now a perfect example of a well-done retrofit. Using our knowledge of the industry and following historical standards, we have a wonderful example of old and new working together. It also serves to show that we can breathe new life into an older building using correct methodology, while also saving the customers money. The people directly involved with renovating Windsor Town Hall are all extremely proud of the work we did and look forward to an ongoing relationship with the Town of Windsor as we update their systems.

Due to the historic nature of the building, we designed this solution using wireless controllers so that no wire had to be pulled through any walls. We were able to accomplish the town’s goal without having to redesign or renovate any existing infrastructure.  

This is the third Town of Windsor building that Colorado Controls has installed. Colorado Controls also provides remote access to Facilities Management through one login, where all three buildings can be controlled. Alerts and scheduling also are communicated through the same portal.

"The Town of Windsor recently faced the decision to replace a failing and unsupported building control system in its 125-year-old town hall facility. Considering the ongoing success and support provided in other town facilities, it was decided to entrust Colorado Controls with retrofitting the historic building with a Reliable Controls system. 

Accepting the challenge, the team at Colorado Controls took the time necessary to investigate and design our new system. Field technicians installed new equipment and made necessary wiring changes, while programming and graphics were developed behind the scenes. 

It's been a pleasure working through the process with the courteous and knowledgeable team at Colorado Controls, and we couldn't be happier with the results. Not only will this project help to streamline the overall process by placing all of our facilities on the same platform, it will assure the town will recieve state of the art technology, backed by the support of the dedicated team at Colorado Controls"

-Windsor Town Hall

Partner With Colorado Controls

Call (970) 235-2337

Employee Profile:


Q: What is your title and how long have you worked at Colorado Controls?

A: Building Automation Programmer. I’ve been with Colorado Controls for over 4 years.

Q: In your current position, what does your day-to-day look like?

A: If not going directly to a jobsite, I am coming to the office, checking my schedule, preparing for new jobs like reading the sequence of operations and making notes, pre-programing any new controllers, commissioning, performing online service calls, service technicians online support, and performing owner training.

Q: Before working at Colorado Controls, what was the most interesting job you’ve ever had?

A: I was a field engineer for a 400 bed hospital.

Q: People would be surprised if they knew...

A: I was on the Iraqi National Karate team for five years.

Q: If you had to choose another career, what would it be and why?

A: Fixing things is my passion so if I had to choose another career, it would be an auto mechanic.

Q: Tell us a little about your family!

A: I’m lucky to have a very loving and intelligent family, my wife Shaimaa has a PhD in Agriculture and works as a health technician. My son Hassan is a fifth grader and he is showing great programming talent.

Q: How long have you lived in Colorado and what do you love about it?

A: I have lived in Colorado since 2014 and I’m fascinated with the mountains.

Q: What hobbies or interests do you have outside of work?

A: I like to play and watch soccer.

Content from The Resource

— Reliable Controls’ February 2021 Newsletter

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2020: A Challenging Year

The close of 2020 marks the end of a challenging year thanks to COVID-19. Despite the tragic loss of life and enormous disruption to the world’s economies, for the most part Reliable Controls and the Authorized Dealer network remained reasonably intact.

We began the year by appointing Levi Tully as our new Vice President, Sales, and Eric Rehn took over as manager of the Application Engineering team. Cameron Lutz joined our ranks in the newly created role of Marketing Manager.

We released a good number of new and improved hardware products in 2020:

EQUIPMENTview™ and VOC sensor support for MACH-ProViewTM controllers, the SMART-NetTM Expansion Board, the SETUP-ToolTM, the SS3 Deep Backplate, version 3 SPACE-SensorTM EnOcean and SMART-SensorTM EnOcean Accesspoint devices, a micro-USB connector option for SMART-Sensor and SPACE-Sensor Temperature devices, the MACH-ProView LCD Operator Display, the MACH-ProView Panel Mount Kit, and the Medium General Control Panel. Software releases included RC-Reporter® 3.7, RC-WebView® 3.13, RC-Studio® 3.7, RC-Archive® 3.11, and RC-GrafxSet® 3.5. We also extended the list of products we manufacture that comply with the RoHS 2 directive. In June we were thrilled to be named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers.

Sales of programmable microprocessor-

based controllers understandably contracted during the year but only by 5 percent over sales in 2019. Despite COVID-19, we achieved double-digit growth in sales of MACH-ProView and MACH-ProLightTM controllers. Our Authorized Dealers installed another 1.5 million physical points of measurement and control in 2020. We are certainly grateful about that!

Sales of hardware and software products grew in six of our 11 sales regions, with strong year-

over-year growth in Western Canada and Australasia. We welcomed 18 new dealers to Authorized Dealer network last year, and we parted ways with 15, closing the year with 227 Authorized Dealers in 47 countries. We grew our staff by 6 percent.

As we forge ahead into 2021,

we would like to express a sincere thank-you for facing the uncertainties and challenges of the past year with strength and determination. We have many new and exciting product releases planned for 2021 that we trust will help you grow your business. Together, we will inspire building operators to adapt and remain resilient while standing at the helm of sustainability.


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