ST. PAUL, Minn. — Harris announced that it has acquired HVAC Controls & Specialties. With the acquisition, Harris will extend its workforce in Idaho – from Boise and the Treasure Valley, to Jerome, Burley, McCall, and Sun Valley.

HVAC Controls & Specialties will be incorporated by Harris and led by Executive Vice President of Service + Building Automation Bob Swanger.

“This acquisition reflects our continued commitment to serve customers throughout Idaho,” said Swanger. “Specializing in automation, mechanical, and energy solutions, we knew Todd’s business would merge well with ours and that his group of highly-trained workers would complement Harris’ team in serving new and existing customers. Our values align as well. Todd has operated his company as a close-knit family business with a culture that emphasizes loyalty, strong ethics, and a ‘do it right or don’t do it’ mentality.

“It’s about delivering peace of mind and excellence to our customers,” Swanger continued. “Building owners know their facilities will be maintained with the highest level of quality and performance. This offers a great opportunity to grow and manage BAS and service at Harris and bring our expertise to more customers in this region.”

HVAC Controls & Specialties President Todd Petersen started his career working in general construction. After an injury, he went on to study electrical instrumentation. He worked in pneumatic and direct digital controls before starting his own company nearly 30 years ago.

“I’m very excited about this next stage of our business,” said Petersen. “As part of the Harris family, we will be able to maximize resources and capabilities for our customers and provide great opportunities for our team.”

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