1891

In 1891 a man named Powers started Powers Regulator with a thermostat for boilers. Years later, in 1984, the predecessor of Powers of Arkansas, MCC Powers decide to change the ‘Factory Office” to an “Independent Field Office,” which became Powers of Arkansas located on Westpark Drive in Little Rock. In May of 1984, Alan Hope upon graduating from the University of Arkansas started work at MCC Powers as a Field Engineer. In October, MCC Powers announced they were transferring the Factory Office to an Independent Field Office effective January 1, 1985. Paul Briscoe was the new owner of Powers of Arkansas and hired Alan as the first employee of Powers of Arkansas in 1985. Alan Hope moved into sales and then the Vice President of the company. Powers of Arkansas was predominately a Building Automation and Controls Company.

1987

In 1987, Powers of Arkansas opened a Northwest Arkansas Office in Springdale.

1997

In November of 1997 Alan left Powers of Arkansas to become a partner in TME Corp, an MEP Consulting Engineering company in Little Rock as President of TME Energy Services Division. In 1997 Powers of Arkansas had begun to develop a Manufacturer’s Rep business and continued to expand the mechanical and controls service.

2004

In February of 2004, Rick Lewis, Alan Hope, and Ron Hope created Mechanical Service Company. The next year in August  of 2005, Alan Hope bought Powers of Arkansas and became President.  Mechanical Service Company began providing controls and mechanical service for Customers of both companies. Powers of Arkansas continued to expand the Controls Division and the Manufacturer Rep Division.

2008

October 2008 Powers of Arkansas moved to new headquarters in North Little Rock. Powers of Arkansas won Arkansas Business of the Year in 2010. Siemens Field Office of the Year in 2010 and 2011.

2013

November 2013 Powers of Arkansas expanded the manufacturer’s rep business in HVAC equipment and Air Distribution.

2014

In January 2014 Powers of Arkansas expanded again with HVAC estimator Greg Harris and a full NEBB certified team led by Curt England. Jeff Andrico joined us as a HVAC salesman. In March 2014 Powers of Arkansas, Northwest Office expanded with an Account Manager focused on Controls and Consulting Engineers, Chase Ransom. In July of 2014 Chad Fisher joined as HVAC Sales in Northwest Arkansas.

2016

In January of 2016 Steve Keen was made President of Powers of Arkansas. In April of 2016 Ron McCarty was made VP of Controls, Scott Smith was named VP of Air Distribution and Chase Ransom was named VP of the Northwest Arkansas division.