Controls and Equipment, Ltd. Joins the Linc Service Network

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Controls & Equipment, Ltd. Joins ABM Franchising Group

ABM (NYSE:ABM) , a leading provider of integrated facility solutions, announced that its subsidiary Linc Network, LLC has signed a franchise agreement with Controls & Equipment Ltd., a premiere building automation, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) service provider. Controls & Equipment is the network’s first HVAC contractor located in the Canadian Maritimes – New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island.

“The team at Controls & Equipment is proud to have been selected as the Linc Service franchise for the Canadian Maritimes,” said Brian Dutt, President of Controls & Equipment. “The employee training, business systems, and operational process provided through the Linc franchise system will have a significant positive impact in our ability to continue providing exceptional service to our clients as we grow our businesses.”

Controls & Equipment is a Maritime owned and operated company with head offices in Moncton, New Brunswick. Established in 1975 as the first independent controls contractor in the province, the company has grown to 130 employees located in five offices and a field office providing superior coverage to the Maritime Region. Over the last three decades, Controls & Equipment has evolved into a leading edge building controls contractor capable of providing the latest in energy management controls systems, access, CCTV, and HVAC services.

“Controls & Equipment is a group of talented, caring individuals who focus on customer service excellence and are dedicated to maximizing our clients’ building comfort and energy efficiency,” explained Dutt.

As a franchisee of Linc Network, LLC, Controls & Equipment will be joining ABM Franchising Group, a portfolio of franchise networks that deliver comprehensive mechanical and electrical service and preventive maintenance solutions to commercial, industrial, and residential buildings. Controls & Equipment will follow Linc Network, LLC’s business model in delivering HVAC service, including proactive and preventive maintenance, to their clients in commercial office buildings, industrial facilities, municipalities, and hospitals.

“We welcome Controls & Equipment to our ever expanding international network and look forward to helping them grow their Canadian presence,” said Bert Kendall, Chief Operating Officer of ABM Franchising Group. “Through our proven system and their industry experience, Controls & Equipment will be able to further distinguish themselves from their competitors by utilizing the power of our network to provide world-class service for their clients.”

ABM (NYSE:ABM) is a leading provider of integrated facility solutions. Thousands of commercial, industrial, government and retail clients outsource non-core functions to ABM for consistent quality service that meets their specialized facility needs. In addition to building solutions, ABM’s capabilities include commercial cleaning, maintenance and repair, HVAC, electrical, landscaping, parking and security, through stand-alone or integrated solutions. With revenues exceeding $4 billion and nearly 100,000 employees ABM delivers custom facility solutions across multiple industries. ABM Industries Incorporated, which operates through its subsidiaries, was founded in 1909. For more information, visit

ABM Franchising Group, an operating unit of ABM, is a portfolio of franchise networks that deliver comprehensive mechanical and electrical service and preventive maintenance solutions to commercial, industrial, and residential buildings. The franchising group consists of four franchise brands, Linc Service, GreenHomes America, TEGG, and CurrentSAFE. Linc Service and TEGG specialize in meeting each client’s unique needs across multiple markets - from commercial office buildings, educational institutions, and municipalities to hospitals, data centers, and industrial facilities. As providers to residential buildings, GreenHomes America offers integrated home performance solutions and CurrentSAFE provides certified electrical safety. The international network is comprised of more than 300 mechanical and electrical contractors located in over twenty countries.

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