Entech acquires Logical Building Solutions
DALLAS and OKLAHOMA CITY—Entech Sales and Service Inc., based here, announced the acquisition of Oklahoma City-based Logical Building Solutions Inc. (LBS). Entech will merge all assets and operations of LBS into its existing business structure, and Entech’s new Oklahoma City office will operate under the name Logical Building Systems.
LBS currently provides installation and service of commercial temperature control and security systems in the state of Oklahoma, and the acquisition will give Entech a key presence in the Oklahoma market, according to Entech VP Nick J. Kollasch.
“LBS was working in the same vertical markets with many of the same product lines and it just made sense for us to do the purchase to get a presence in Oklahoma, which we see as an up-and-coming market,” Kollasch told Security Systems News. “This new office will bring us the ability to branch out with many of our other service offerings.”
He continued, “LBS had a good reputation in the Oklahoma market, so we want to keep the recognizable LBS name and grow the customer base,” he said. “LBS had done a fair amount of security in the past, but we look to expand on the security presence with other product lines and hopefully bring some of our other services that LBS had not provided in the past.”
Key verticals for Entech include commercial office space, healthcare, K-12, higher education, manufacturing and local and state governments. Entech provides installation, service and support of commercial HVAC systems, building automation, temperature controls, security systems, generator rentals, emergency cooling solutions, plumbing and electrical services through its Texas offices in Dallas, Garland, Ft. Worth, Austin, Houston and San Antonio as well as in Oklahoma City, Okla. and Jacksonville, Fla.
In terms of the biggest trends Kollasch is seeing recently “is the progression of video products and the sophistication of recording,” he said. “With the overall advancement in video systems, we are getting a lot of business from that and that seems to be driving a lot of work.”
The company also offers cloud-based services, which “seem to be gaining a little bit of traction, as the high-speed networks are becoming more affordable and people are turning to cloud-based systems and the networks are becoming even more dependable.”