President & CEO of Comfort Dynamics, INC. Tony DeMeo was delighted to have achieved the status of US CEO of the Month in the Manufacturing category earlier this year. We took the chance to profile his own work as a CEO and the firm he heads up.
Tony DeMeo has been the President & CEO of Comfort Dynamics since 1999, so there is no doubt that he is a highly seasoned professional with many years of leadership experience under his belt. Located in San Leandro, California the company provides service, maintenance, installation and design /build work in the commercial/industrial HVAC industry. They specialise in design/build work requiring the knowledge and abilities all three areas of hydronics, airflow, and direct digital controls to meet the demands of the systems and clients they serve.
Comfort Dynamics has the skills and experience to handle the complete spectrum of mechanical services from design, project management and installation through service, maintenance, controls and energy management monitoring.
Their mission is to deliver the most responsive service, expertise and guidance available in their industry. With ‘any system – any size’ in mind, their focus is always on customer comfort and satisfaction.
Comfort Dynamics strives to provide their customers the best of both worlds, that is a responsive service and cost effectiveness of a small organisation and the proficiency and the know-how of a large company.
Drawing on over 100+ years of combined HVAC experience, their clear objective is to deliver to their clients the highest level of competency, service, and technology available. The firm’s in-house services include HVAC design, installation, diagnostics, repairs, digital controls, energy management and maintenance programs.
Case studies Jones Lang Lasalle – 600 California Street, San Francisco, CA The building is 20 stories of high end professional office space in the heart of the SF financial district. The 20-yearold Building Automation System was starting to have erratic electrical problems for no specific reason. A fully occupied building in need of an entirely new BAS. To complicate the project requirements further, the central plant cooling system utilises a thermal energy storage system based on freezing and thawing 4,800 ton hours of ice capacity daily. The conversion to a new system needed to be flawless, or tenant would complain to management and rents could be withheld if serious disruption to comfort levels was compromised.
The renovation of the system was recently completed and the tenants were not even aware the project was undertaken. Building management and ownership were very pleased with the smooth transition to the new control system and are grateful for your dedication and perfect execution of the project plan. The new system is operating the building better than the previous and is helping the engineering staff to manage the HVAC needs for the tenants with less time and trouble daily than the original system.
BioRad BioRad is a legacy client. Comfort Dynamics began providing maintenance and HVAC service for their corporate building first in August of 1999, which including the systems for their Global Data Center. Since that time, Comfort Dynamics has been involved in most their facility improvement projects in over 11 sites.
They have contracted with us for central plant modernisation, Design/build work for labs remodels, air handler, cooling tower, and boiler replacements. Comfort Dynamics have converted one of their largest manufacturing facilities to RELIABLE CONTROLS, replaced two air handling until which serve manufacturing and lab areas, both with high air quality standards for those environments.
Additionally, Comfort Dynamics are just completing the second modernisation to the data center they began working in almost 18 years ago. Since this relationship began, Bio Rad management has turned to Comfort Dynamics to play a major role in the expansion and modernisation of their mechanical systems to support their business goals. In short, longevity speaks volumes in business relationships like Comfort Dynamics.
AECOM AECOM is a global engineering and energy services company. Through Comfort Dynamics relationships in Northern California, they have been partner on several facility energy efficiency projects with them, as their mechanical and DDC controls partner. Comfort Dynamics has worked with them on campus modernisation project at college campuses in the SF Bay Area, tackling complex projects with schedule sensitive requirements.
These include boiler replacements, exhaust system modernisation, and redesign, piping system redesign for chilled and hot water, compressed air, and natural gas systems. All undertaken and completed with little or no impact to the occupied and operating facilities in which they are working. San Francisco State, Cal State East Bay, UCSF, Cal Maritime Academy in Vallejo, CA, just to mention a few.
Oakland Marriott & Convention Center – Hospitality & Convention Facility This is one of Comfort Dynamics largest single projects to date in their 18-year company history. Marriott ownership was referred to us Comfort Dynamics by the engineering firm they hired to develop a RFP for a complete replacement of the aging control system for both the hotel and convention center. They are essentially a single building with single chilled and hot water plant, which must be managed to serve the needs of both entities.
Comfort Dynamics successfully upgraded the control systems, replaced an 800-ton cooling tower in phases over a weekend without and impact to the hotel guests. Comfort Dynamics identified additional upgrades to the HVAC systems which were approved over and above the original contract value. The engineering department is very happy with the control system and mechanical improvements, plus Comfort Dynamics continue to provide maintenance and service work in addition to ongoing small mechanical projects.
Company: Comfort Dynamics
Name: Tony DeMeo
Email: [email protected]
Web Address: www.comfortdynamics.com