Posted on November 23, 2017
From all of us at CAPS to you and your family:
We wish you a warm and love-filled day of celebration.
What are you thankful for?
Posted on October 25, 2017
Custom Air Products & Services, Inc. (CAPS), is nearing completion of a project based on its new “Elite” custom replacement HVAC unit technology.
The four 75,000 CFM custom HVAC replacement units were engineered and built for a mission critical project located in Colorado.
Posted on June 30, 2017
Posted on June 29, 2017
Michelle Valiant has recently accepted the position of Parts Support Representative. Michelle is a seasoned business professional with two decades of industry know-how. She earned her degree from San Jacinto College in Business Administration. Michelle began her career at CAPS in 2016 as Administrative Support to the Manufacturing/Fabrication division bringing detail and dedication to every task.
As a Parts Support Representative, Michelle will be working closely with Operations as well as Manufacturing as they implement and broaden the Parts Division while working with customers and vendors to provide solutions that will bring value and improvements to their businesses and ours.
Posted on June 28, 2017
Custom Air Products & Services, Inc., is proud to announce their 8th year of recognition as Hard Crafts Medium-Bronze Award from Houston Business Roundtable & Houston Area Safety Council.
On May 19, 2017, CAPS along with 1400 plus industry representatives from owners and contract companies attended a celebration recognizing Greater Houston Area contractors for their outstanding safety performance hosted by the Houston Business Roundtable (HBR) & Houston Area Safety Council (HASC). This year marks the 30th anniversary of The Houston Safety Excellence Awards where many Houston Gulf Coast area chemical, refining and energy companies come together in a cooperative effort with the contractors that provide construction and maintenance services to improve on-site safety, reduce accidents, and most important, reduce injuries to personnel.
For the past eight years, CAPS has been nominated by Dupont LaPorte Safety Team and has been the recipient of Hard Crafts Medium-Bronze Award, which is a distinguished “World Class” award that demonstrates CAPS commitment to safety year after year. Other major components used to measure safety are Total Recordable Industry Rate (TRIR) and Experienced Modified Rate (EMR).
TRIR is the measure of the rate of recordable workplace injuries, normalized per one hundred workers (or 200,000 man-hours) per year. Recordable cases involve occupational death and any non-fatal occupational illnesses including loss of consciousness, restriction of work or motion, transfer to another job, or any medical treatment other than first aid. CAPS has had minimal recordable injuries since June of 2011, making this the fifth year of a near perfect TRIR.EMR is a number used by insurance companies to gauge both past cost of injuries and future probabilities of risk. The EMR of 1 is considered to be the industry average. In the past three years, CAPS has had EMR scores of .70 in 2014, .66 in 2015, and .62 in 2016, with all three scores being well below the industry average.
Posted on June 27, 2017
There are many advantages of considering a custom designed HVAC unit, the greatest of which is the four different styles of construction that CAPS has to offer their customers.
So, you might ask: “Why have four different styles of construction?”
The answer is simple: Cost. Choosing the style of construction is critical and can save you time and money on the build and installation of the unit.
The first style of construction that CAPS offers is a unitized, single piece, constructed unit for ease of hoisting and movement into place.
In contrast, our second type of construction gives CAPS the ability to build a unit in sections, where components, such as fans and coils, remain mounted in each section, thus allowing a “plug and play” installation.
A third type of construction, which is referred to as “knock-down construction” allows a unit to be completely disassembled and then reassembled, with each piece being carried into place. This eliminates the need for moving obstructions in the path of the installation or knocking out and removing walls, etc., which can add additional costly expenses to the installation.
Lastly, the fourth style of construction that CAPS offers is its fully welded frame for rigid environment applications.
The advantages that CAPS offer in providing four different styles of construction allows greater flexibility to customers, but it also saves them time and money. Regardless of the project requirements, CAPS offers flexibility on both design and construction, thus allowing us to meet every custom designed HVAC equipment need.
Posted on June 20, 2017
CAPS has expanded it campus footprint another 50,000 sq.ft. With over 15 sprawling acres of developed manufacturing facilities, CAPS campus is a manufacturing powerhouse, totaling 300,000 sq.ft. of endless possibilities.The new building adjoins the already existing CAPS campus and provides an integral piece of the CAPS cohesive environment combining manufacturing departments such as project management, electrical, testing, and parts to provide efficiencies throughout the manufacturing processes.
The campus includes training and conference facilities for continued education for its employees as well as classroom and hands-on training for customer employees as well.On any given day at CAPS, customers and potential customers can be found onsite engaging in activities from factory allocated testing, to on-site training, to informational tours. The CAPS manufacturing processes are truly a must see and tours and visits are encouraged.
Posted on June 6, 2017
Custom Air Products & Services, Inc., will engage in a changing the guard, promoting Kelly Stiles following the retirement of Mark Mullins. After a 10-year accounting and reporting career with CAPS, Mark Mullins will be retiring effective June 30th, 2017. Mark Mullins has been an integral part of CAPS for the last 10 years. Mark’s career with CAPS began as a support specialist working in many service-oriented roles throughout CAPS and landing his best-known role as “GP” guru. Mark’s contributions will always be valued and remembered. His hard work, commitment, and dedication are worthy of admiration. Accepting the position to succeed Mark will be Kelly Stiles.Kelly Stiles received her BBA in Accounting from Stephen F. Austin University and brings to CAPS as well as to this position, a keen business acumen and strong leadership accounting skills. Kelly began her accounting career with CAPS in 2014.
Picture: Stiles(lt), Bob Love,CFO(ctr), Mullins (rt)
Posted on May 17, 2017
Custom Air products & Services, Inc. (CAPS) was among a group of US companies invited to attend Hannover Messe 2017, by WAGO Corporation. As an innovative electrical supplier to CAPS, WAGO Corporation is an industry leader in electrical interconnect and automation solutions, with headquarters in Minden, Germany. Among the 225,000 attendees, CAPS was represented by John Phan, Engineering Manager and Robert Martin, Electrical Manager, both of whom share an impressive commitment to innovation within the HVAC industry. CAPS continues to roll out new designs annually and at the helm of the design innovation drive is John Phan seeking innovative solutions from all parts of the globe.
Picture: Tony Z.(Rexel,lt), Martin (ct), Phan (rt)
Posted on March 8, 2017
Custom Air Products & Services, Inc. (CAPS),recently announced the appointment of Michael Deatherage as Industrial/Commercial Service Manager. Since 2003, CAPS Service Division has proven to provide consistent service, preventive maintenance, and repairs to HVAC equipment in industrial, commercial and offshore industries throughout the United States and abroad. Successful growth lends itself to exciting challenges that can only be complimented by seasoned leadership, naming Michael Deatherage as the Industrial/Commercial Service Manager puts him in a prime position to lead the challenge. Michael’s HVAC education and career started over 40 years ago along with a proven track record in the service industry for being a solutions man. With an attitude of servitude, Michael believes that a customer’s solution is always in reach.
Michael boasts that “CAPS is the solution to assisting his customers in preventing and avoiding unnecessary downtime.” The initial purchase of HVAC equipment is usually a major concern to most companies and rightly so. But to Deatherage, the major concern is maximizing the life of that investment by avoiding or mitigating the consequences of equipment failure in order to keep his customers satisfied. The CAPS organization prides itself on having a highly qualified team of experts ready to meet customer requirements with quick turnarounds and excellent results in both domestic and foreign locations. They have over 100 specialty equipped vehicles ready to dispatch to any location throughout the United States and internationally trained personnel ready to deploy anywhere in the world all resulting in a reduction in customer downtime costs. Deatherage’s move to the new role of Industrial/Commercial Service Manager plays a big part in that strategic effort.
Picture: Deatherage(Lower), Loya (Upper)