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We are Benchmark Automation & Controls

A leading building automation and controls company with over 50 years of experience.

Benchmark Automation & Controls installs and services integrated and intelligent building management systems that seamlessly combine all of your buildings operational, energy management, lighting control, and video surveillance and access control systems.

We provide smart, comfortable, secure and energy efficient solutions for many different types of facilities including banks, hospitality, medical, industrial, K-12 schools and campuses, commercial and municipal buildings, and retail properties throughout Maryland, Washington, DC and Northern Virginia.

With over 50 years of industry experience, we are considered one of the region’s leading building automation, energy management and controls experts.

In 1990, Benchmark Automation & Controls became a TAC/Schneider Value-Added Reseller (VAR) and has grown to provide the value-added expertise, knowledge and services that enhance the Schneider Electric BAS and Energy portfolio of products for today’s smart buildings.

At Benchmark Automation & Controls, our mission is to deliver the most energy efficient, secure and effectively managed building automation systems, as well as ongoing maintenance services, that allow our customers to lower their building operating costs and saves energy yet ensures continuous occupant comfort, security & convenience.

Benchmark Automation & Controls has become one of Schneider Electrics full-line VARs of Building Management Systems. With complete access to CSI, I/Net, Vista, Andover Continuum, Network 8000, Invensys, I/A and, of course the new flagship product StruxureWare, we can provide and install nearly an endless variety of building management systems to our customers.

Contact us to have one of our expert Benchmark Automation & Controls engineers review your current, building-wide controls equipment to evaluate your functionality and operations goals, and create an analysis of your building and submit to you a proposal of our recommendations.

We look forward to working with building owners, operators and engineers to achieve optimal efficiency, to ensure your occupants are comfortable, realize ongoing savings and provide you with the best tools to do your job effectively and ensure the longevity of your systems.

Our team

  • Mike Tereo

    Controls Service Manager

    Mike manages the day-to-day operations at Benchmark Automation and Controls. He provides support to the Business Development team, oversees engineering projects and conducts training sessions for Benchmark technicians and customers.

    Mike has over 35 years of industry experience and prior to his career at Benchmark, Mike proudly served our country as a member of the United States Marine Corps.

  • Mark Meeks

    Project Manager

    In his role as Project Manager, Mark manages Benchmarks technical field staff, providing over 15 years of technical expertise and guidance to ensure the successful completion of all projects.

    Prior to his current position, Mark served as a Lead Systems Specialist. Mark holds a Maryland and Virginia State Master Electrical License, and a SmartStruxure Engineering Certificate from Schneider Electric.

  • Brian Smedley

    Business Development & Energy Consultant

    With over 20 years of experience, Brian’s primary focus is assisting clients find solutions to their building energy needs. This includes designing and implementing systems to reduce energy consumption, while maintaining comfort levels in buildings, as well as systems that provide a proactive and non-disruptive approach to building maintenance.

    Brian is a graduate of York Technical Institute where he completed the HVAC Program.

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Our Training & Certifications

Benchmark Automation & Controls Certifications and Training

  • 3V VVT Zoning Controls Certification (Carrier)
  • CSI I/NET Controls
  • Firestop Certified (Hilti)
  • HCC HVAC Completion Certificate
  • Journeyman Electrical License
  • Journeyman HVAC License
  • Journeyman Gas Fitters License
  • LEED AP and Green Associate
  • Master Electrical License (MD)
  • Master Electrical License (VA)
  • Master HVAC License (MD)
  • NAPA 70E Certified
  • Refrigerant Transition and Recovery Certification
  • Schneider Electric EcoStruxure Engineering Certification
  • Schneider Electric SmartStruxure Advanced Engineering
  • Schneider Electric SmartStruxure Workstation and System Design
  • Schneider Electric SmartStruxure Function Block/Menta Programming
  • Schneider Electric SmartStruxure Certified Sales
  • Schneider Electric SmartStruxure LonWorks/Xenta Devices
  • Schneider Electric TAC Vista Engineering
  • Schneider Electric TAC System Integration
  • Trane Summit Systems Operations
  • Tridium Niagara Certification
  • VFD Startup and Operation Certification (Danfoss)

Our partners

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