1891

In 1891, a man named Powers starts Powers Regulator with a thermostat for boilers. Years later in 1984, the predecessor of Powers of Arkansas, MCC Powers, decides to change the “Factory Office” to an “Independent Field Office,” which becomes Powers of Arkansas located on Westpark Drive in Little Rock. In May of 1984, Alan Hope, upon graduating from the University of Arkansas, starts working at MCC Powers as a field engineer. In October, MCC Powers announces they are transferring the Factory Office to an Independent Field Office effective January 1, 1985. Paul Briscoe, the new owner of Powers of Arkansas, hires Alan as the first employee of Powers of Arkansas in 1985. Alan Hope moves into sales and then the Vice President of the company. Powers of Arkansas is predominately a Controls company.

1987

Powers of Arkansas opens a Northwest Arkansas Office in Springdale.

1990s

Powers of Arkansas adds HVAC Manufacturers’ Rep business and expands the HVAC Service (Controls and Mechanical). Alan Hope serves as chapter president of Arkansas ASHRAE in 1992 and 1993.

2005

In August, Alan Hope buys Powers of Arkansas and becomes President. Powers of Arkansas continues to expand the Controls division and the Manufacturers’ Rep division. The Mechanical Service business is merged with Mechanical Service Company led by Rick Lewis, a separate company dedicated to service and marketed as Powers-MSC. Powers of Arkansas grows to 60 employees.

2008

Powers of Arkansas and Powers-MSC move to new headquarters in North Little Rock in October. The HVAC Manufacturers’ Rep business expands and the defined business units are Controls, HVAC Service (Controls and Mechanical), HVAC Equipment, Air Distribution, and HVAC Service Projects.

2010

Powers of Arkansas wins Arkansas Business of the Year for 2010. Powers of Arkansas also wins Siemens Field Office of the Year for 2010, and Steve Keen serves as chapter president of Arkansas ASHRAE in 2010.

2011

Powers of Arkansas wins Siemens Field Office of the Year for 2011.

2013

Powers of Arkansas expands the Manufacturers’ Rep business in HVAC Equipment and Air Distribution.

2014

Northwest Arkansas Office expands, adding key staff in Controls, HVAC Manufacturers’ Rep, and Mechanical Service. Powers-MSC names Mark Emmerling VP of HVAC Service.

2015

Northeast Arkansas expansion of Powers-MSC with Roger Traynom promoted to Northeast Arkansas Service Manager.

2016

Powers of Arkansas leadership expands with Steve Keen promoted to President, Ron McCarty named VP of Controls, Scott Smith named VP of Air Distribution, and Chase Ransom named VP of the Northwest Arkansas division. Alan Hope becomes CEO.

2017

Powers of Arkansas expands the headquarters in North Little Rock. Powers of Arkansas expands to Oklahoma with an office in Tulsa under the name of “The Building Automation Company” (TBAC) that promotes Talon by Siemens, backed by Powers for Controls Installation and Service. Powers-MSC promotes new leadership with David Squires as Northwest Arkansas Service Manager and Jeromy Sullivent as South Arkansas Service Manager.

2018

Powers of Arkansas is awarded the Siemens Field Office of the Year in 2018. Scott Smith is promoted to EVP of Sales for Powers of Arkansas, and Ron McCarty is promoted to EVP of Operations for Powers of Arkansas. Ron also serves as chapter president for Arkansas ASHRAE in 2018. Mark Emmerling is promoted to President of Powers-MSC. Powers of Arkansas and Powers-MSC open an office in Fordyce, Arkansas.

2019

Powers of Arkansas expands the North Little Rock headquarters again, adding 4,000 square feet of offices and 8,000 square feet of warehouse space. Chad Ketcher is promoted to General Manager for The Building Automation Company with expanded Controls staff. Powers of Arkansas and Powers-MSC grow to more than 175 Powers Team members.