COMPLEX BUILDINGS ARE WHERE WE SHINE

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Our Holistic Approach:

WE INVEST IN OUR TEAM
AND OUR PARTNERSHIPS

Working collaboratively since 2001.

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PROVIDING INTERNET-CONNECTED BUILDING CONTROLS FOR VANCOUVER ISLAND & METRO VANCOUVER

Building Automation Specialists

OUR PARNERS

Reliable Controls →

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People and technology you can rely onTM.

"Reliable Controls provides simple, flexible, and sustainable controls which balance the comfort, efficiency, and greenhouse gas reductions of the built environment all around the world.

Through our actions, and through the quality of our products and services, we earn and sustain the reputation and brand recognition of having the most satisfied customers in the building automation industry."

← Nederman →

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We´re determined to stay ahead of the curve

"Our customers are adapting to this changing world – making production cleaner and more efficient, production systems more flexible and workplaces safer, applying the same high manufacturing standards wherever they operate.

These companies want to work with suppliers that share their values and their commitment to sustainable production. "

← KMC Controls

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The KMC Difference

"KMC stands apart from the crowd by offering an unmatched level of responsiveness, service, and support. We provide open, secure, and scalable building automation solutions that make life easy for our end-users. And we achieve all this through an emphasis on innovation and active engagement with industry-wide technology initiatives and partnerships."

OUR SERVICES

GUI Design

Intuitive. Customized. Simple.
Are your graphics making your BAS information more accessible? You don’t need to be a programmer or technician to understand what’s happening with your systems.
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  • Our graphic designers make information easier to understand (and to explain).
  • We can redesign your existing graphic plates to streamline system data and leave you with the information you want, displayed how you want. The result? Simpler and more comprehensive data.

Energy Management

Properly tuned building automation systems can reduce energy consumption in commercial buildings by approximately 29% on average. 1. (citation)
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  • Our clients typically see energy savings of 20% to 40% from retrofitting their building automation systems. Notably these results have been achieved from retrofitting the controls system only, without making changes to mechanical equipment.
  • 1. 2017 Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Study PNNL-25985"

Maintenance Programs

The building automation system, including all related HVAC and mechanical equipment, must be periodically serviced to ensure system reliability and prevent equipment faults. A preventive maintenance program can extend equipment life and reduce system down time.
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  • Whether it is a seasonal equipment inspection or a comprehensive preventive maintenance program, we can create a schedule tailored to your facility’s equipment and your organization’s unique needs.

Installation Services

Members of our friendly and professional Installation Team are fully certified and formally trained as both Journeyman Electricians and Building Automation System [BAS] Technicians.
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  • Kerr Controls supports and emphasizes continual learning, ensuring that our team continues to provide you with the latest technologies. Special attention is paid to developments in BACnet and web-based systems.
  • Our customized, intuitive graphics bring complete access to building operation information, system monitoring, and energy consumption data right to your fingertips.

Training

The user-friendly graphic interfaces and touch screen technology of today’s building management systems make it very easy for the building operator to monitor and control building systems. As required by your organization, we can provide training for all levels of users.

Commercial Electrical Services

Kerr Controls Inc. provides commercial electrical services including: electrical installation, troubleshooting and repairs, system maintenance and lighting audits and retrofits.

System Support

Kerr Controls provides ongoing service and support to ensure your long-term success. These services include; ongoing system and schedule adjustments, hardware verification, alarm monitoring, graphics updates, trend logs software and programming updates.
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  • Preferred pricing for firmware and software upgrades is guaranteed to clients who have service contracts with us.

Repair & Emergency Services

Breakdowns can be costly and inconvenient. We have a fleet of service vehicles to provide prompt repair services for building controls, HVAC, and mechanical equipment. As an optional service, we can provide your facility with 24-hour emergency response service to quickly restore normal operations and reduce down time.

Air & Fluid Balancing Services

Kerr Controls Inc. has specialized equipment for balancing air and fluid. Air flow balancing is performed to optimize the operation of the HVAC system. This will improve air quality, increase building comfort and ensure workplace standards are achieved.

Fully Managed Services

We can expand your internal capacity.
Few organizations have the internal capacity to operate, monitor, and maintain their automated facilities, let alone keep pace with constantly advancing technologies. That’s where we come in. With our “Fully Managed” services, we act as your Building Automation Department and fill the gaps in your facility management department for as long as you need. Regardless of whether it’s temporary or for the long-term, we’ll provide you with leadership, planning, prevention and repairs for your building and set you up for long-term success.

VICTORIA & VANCOUVER

Serving airports, schools, municipalities, and other commercial and institutional clients in metro Vancouver and Vancouver Island.
We are a hybrid IoT / construction company.

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INTELLIGENT ENVIRONMENTS

Today’s Facility Managers and Owners are seeking building solutions which not only provide basic maintenance but are preemptive and proactive in cost control and minimizing operational disruption.

ABOUT US

Our History

Since 2001, Kerr Controls has been serving airports, schools, municipalities, and other commercial and institutional clients in metro Vancouver and Vancouver Island. We’re a hybrid IoT / construction company, and our team are experts at making internet-connected buildings and mechanical devices operate flawlessly.

We invest in our team and our partnerships – that’s why having a good fit is important to us! We’re proud to work collaboratively both internally and externally, and we aspire to support both clients and employees in achieving their goals.

Interested in joining the team? Check out our job openings

Our Speciality

Complex buildings are where we shine. Our professional team includes in-house Software Programmers and Graphics Technicians. They contribute the skills and expertise to our team needed for maximizing the return on investments by customizing software to the specific needs of building sites.

Our graphics technicians work with building operators to tailor graphics interfaces for an intuitive user experience. Meanwhile, our programmers ensure optimal energy usage, equipment operation, and building comfort.

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Member Organizations:

Kerr Controls Inc. is a member of the following organizations:

ASTTBC (Applied Science Technologists & Technicians of BC)
ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Engineers)
VICA (Vancouver Island Construction Association)
BCCA Employee Benefits (BC Construction Association)

Comply Works - Keeping workers safe

Kerr Controls Inc. is subscribed to ComplyWorks Ltd. and is certified ‘Ready to Work’.

Over 43,000 companies have used ComplyWorks to reduce risk and Get Ready to Work™, helping streamline supplier, workforce and worksite.

OUR

TEAM

CEO Mike Kerr trains and leads a team of technicians specializing in electronics, mechanics, and computing.  Executive Christy Kerr manages finances, human resources and administration. Our installers are journeyman electricians and controls technicians who work collaboratively with each other and our clients, contractors, and suppliers. Our programmers custom design your software to fit buildings’ particular needs, and our graphics technicians tailor user interfaces for simplicity and ease of use.

THE TEAM

MIKE KERR

AScT. President

Kerr Controls Inc. was founded in 2001 by Mike Kerr, a construction industry professional of over 25 years.

Mike is an Applied Science Technologist and a Certified Journeyman Electrician. He has Diploma of Technology from BCIT in Electronics and Instrumentation, and is a Factory Certified controls technician with training on Reliable Controls, KMC Controls, Delta Controls and other products.

CHRISTY KERR

Manager Finance and Administrator

Christy has over 20 years of experience in financial management, human resources, change management and adaptive communication. She holds a Diploma of Technology from BCIT in Business Administration and is a Prosci Certified Change Practitioner.

In her spare time, Christy is an advocate for employee benefits and a recreational triathlete.

SUZANNE DELLAR

Office Administrator, Dispatch

Suzanne is our rockstar Office Administrator and Dispatch for the Kerr Victoria Head Office.

In addition to her genuine enthusiasm and unmatched attention to detail, Suzanne brings a quick wit and “uniquely British humor” to our office, making it feel friendly and welcoming.

With over 20 years of experience building client relations and maintaining client care protocols in Canada and the UK, she is a wonderful asset to our team.

CHAD NICHOL

Operations Manager

Chad is a Certified Journeyman Electrician and a Factory Certified Controls Technician for Reliable Controls and KMC Controls products.

He has been an integral part of the employed at Kerr Controls team since 2005 and has several years of experience as project manager for controls retrofit and installation projects. Chad’s other title is “2IC” and he is a great resource for technical issues.

PHIL LENSKY

Senior Controls Technician, Dipl.T.

Phil has a Diploma of Technology from BCIT in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is a senior-level controls technician and highly skilled in networking and programming. He is Factory Certified for Reliable Controls and knowledgeable in BACnet, Modbus, and Delta products.

TARANEH SEHAT

Office Administrator/Dispatch

Taraneh is our superstar Office Administrator and Dispatcher at the Kerr Vancouver Office.

With her MBA and passion for helping companies to expand their businesses, Taraneh is a great asset and addition to the team. Her daily tasks include; assisting with HR, communicating with clients, scheduling techs, and disseminating info to our entire Vancouver team!

Outside of the office, Taraneh loves to ski and build meaningful connections with the people around her. “Feel right..Live right!”

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BUILDING AUTOMATION SYSTEMS (BAS)

Software Expertise + Mechanical Knowledge + Top Quality Products

Kerr Controls Inc. brings the latest technology to our clients’ buildings. We provide automation solutions for every size of facility, from stand-alone panels to multiple-site integrated systems.

We offer clients the latest in wireless and touch screen technologies in order for you to access the vast opportunities available for your cost savings and system enhancements.

Our in-house Graphics Technician creates your buildings’ own customized, intuitive graphics in order to optimize your success.

Kerr Controls Inc. also provides web-based automation solutions and training, bringing complete access to building operation information, system monitoring and energy consumption data to our clients’ own fingertips.

Building Automation Systems (BAS)
System Support

Kerr Controls Inc. provides ongoing support and service, including hardware verification, alarm monitoring, schedule adjustments, graphics updates, trend logs software and programming updates.We offer implementation of support programs to suit your facility’s requirements, and guarantee you preferred pricing for firmware and software upgrades.

Energy Management

Our highly qualified team keeps up with the latest ASHRAE energy management strategies to help our clients achieve an optimal balance of energy savings and comfort in their facilities.

We have a rigorous commissioning process which includes verifying system operation at intervals for 12 months post-project.

We offer continual optimization services to ensure that systems provide maximum benefit as the building environment evolves.

Training

The user-friendly graphic interfaces and touch screen technology of today’s building automation systems make it very easy for the building operator to monitor and control building systems. As required by your organization, we can provide training for all levels of users.

Other energy management services include:

  • Energy Audits
  • Retro-commissioning
  • Equipment Metering
  • Analytics & Reporting

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Looking for Career Opportunities?

We invest in our team. That's why finding the right people is so important to us.

We're committed to providing long-term career opportunities + training opportunities + comprehensive benefits + a friendly workplace environment.

Interested in learning more? We always accept applications, but you can also check out Our Current Opportunities, or click the button below.

 

TESTIMONIALS

MONICA SAMUDA

ENERGY MANAGER, District of North Vancouver
“We’re wrapping up our third project in almost a year – a control upgrade at Ops Centre. It’s working so much better, and we’re already seeing dramatic savings: 40% over the summer. Mike and the crew literally moved in and got to know the people at the building; they have a real sense of ownership. They’ve been super responsive. The people on site are fantastic, and the programmers on the Island will make a change immediately. They’re earning me so much good will! I’ve made promises and they’ve made them all come true. They’ve been spectacular. I hope to work with them again, right away.”
Since the introduction, set up and running of the DDC program here at Sussex Place, Kerr Controls has been an integral part of its success. The operation, management and resources provided by Kerr Controls have been most excellent. Their approach, professionalism, knowledge and response time continue to be the most valuable tools for a client.”

PEDRO HERNANDEZ

FACILITIES SUPERVISOR, Avison Young

OLIVIER GIRADEUX

FACILITIES SUPPORT SPECIALIST, BC Transit
“On my part, I have been very satisfied with your staff’s professionalism, willingness to help, response time and good humour.”

SCOTT CUNNINGHAM

DIRECTOR, FACILITIES, Victoria Airport Authority
“Over the last 15+ years I have had the opportunity to work closely with Kerr Controls Inc and their staff on so many projects, big and small. KCI staff are highly approachable, capable and thoughtful. Their knowledge and skill sets are broad and the work completed always represents real value. KCI has been a great company to do business with.”
TECHNOLOGIES

Kerr Controls Inc. is located at:

Victoria (Primary Office)
5-6782 Veyaness Road
Saanichton, BC V8M 2C2

Victoria Telephone:
250-655-0145

Vancouver (Branch Office)
105-4238 Lozells Avenue
Burnaby, BC, V5A 0C7

Vancouver Telephone:
604-499-0973

Telephone Hours:

Mon: 8:00 - 4:30
Tues: 8:00 - 4:30
Weds: 8:00 - 4:30
Thurs: 8:00 - 4:30
Fri: 8:00 - 4:30

Sat/Sun: N/A

 

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