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Custom Air Products & Services’ Systems Analyst Earns Ph.D.

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Taylor Norris, CEO Custom Air Products & Services, Inc. (CAPS), today announced that Bea Amaya has successfully earned her Ph.D. in Technical Communication and Rhetoric. CAPS is a leading commercial and industrial heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) company headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Houston, TX (PRWeb) September 18, 2015 — Taylor Norris, CEO Custom Air Products & Services, Inc. (CAPS), today announced that CAPS Systems Analyst, Bea Amaya, has successfully defended her dissertation and has completed all the requirements for earning her Ph.D. in Technical Communication and Rhetoric.

150921-Bea-01Amaya has worked for CAPS on several occasions, first as a part-time contractor and later as a full-time employee. At the end of the summer of 2014 she took a one-year leave of absence from the company to accept a teaching role at Texas A&M University at Qatar while working on completing her dissertation. “Most people who earn their Ph.D. are, or are destined to become, university faculty,” Bea explained, “but I had no such experience. When the opportunity came up to work at a prestigious university in the Middle East for a short term, I knew it might be my only chance to do so. Teaching was a wonderful, rewarding experience and I wouldn’t have missed that experience for anything. But my roots, my experience, and my expertise are all in industry, so here I am again, back at CAPS, and doing what I know and love.”

A Technical Communicator by training in a Systems Analyst position at CAPS, Amaya focuses her work on designing data management tools and on converting raw data into clear, concise, and useful information for management, division managers, salesmen, customers, and others to use in making sound business decisions.

“We are very excited to have Bea back home and working with us here at CAPS again,” said CEO Taylor Norris. “We have a lot of incredibly talented people in our organization but, as an organization, have not always done the best job of sharing our knowledge with the industry and other interested parties. We are really excited about having Dr. Amaya in a position to help us further develop our technical communications strategies. This will result in CAPS doing more to contribute to the growth and development of our industry, the growth and improvement of our organization, and to provide real value to our customers by helping them make more informed and better business decisions relating to the products and services we offer.”

In addition to company communication developments, Bea hopes to pursue some article publications and conference presentations that combine her academic training and her industry experience, focusing on topics of organizational communication, data analysis, data visualization, technical communication, and organizational/strategic group theories in the near future.

“I’m really glad to have achieved this personal goal,” pointed out Dr. Amaya, “but I’m also excited about using what I’ve learned to find new ways to exert a positive impact on our business. And merging my academic training, my industrial experience, and the opportunities provided by CAPS seems like a perfect place to start.”

About Custom Air Products & Services

Custom Air Products & Services, Inc. is a full-service HVAC company that specializes in the design, construction, installation, modification, and servicing of industrial and commercial air conditioning equipment. CAPS employees are committed to providing exceptional custom design and quality workmanship at competitive prices.

Custom Air Products & Services currently occupies five (5) modern facilities, totaling 200,000 square feet in size. These buildings include administrative and engineering offices, training facilities, a filter warehouse, and service shops for fabrication, manufacturing, and modifications. CAPS services are provided to customers throughout the United States and Mexico while their manufactured products have been delivered to sites around the world. Currently CAPS has equipment operating on six (6) continents and in 52 countries.

For more information, contact Custom Air Products & Services, Inc. at 713.460.9009 or visit them on the web at http://www.customairproducts.com.

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Brad Chaykoski and Jamie Overaitis Promoted at Custom Air Products & Services

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Taylor Norris, CEO of Custom Air Products & Services, Inc. (CAPS), today announced that Brad Chaykoski has been promoted to General Manager and Jamie Overaitis to General Superintendent, both in the Mechanical Field Services Division.

In announcing these promotions, Norris said, “Brad and Jamie have both been a key part of the growth, development, and success of the division. As General Manager, Brad is now in a position not only to provide strategic leadership and guidance, but also to be the primary interface between this division’s activities and those of the rest of the company. As General Superintendent, Jamie’s new role allows him to maintain strong field leadership as well as to ensure manpower and field work activities are organized, coordinated, and focused on maximizing benefits to our customers.”

Brad joined CAPS in June 1999 and has served in a number of roles throughout the company over the years. His knowledge of the challenges faced by field technicians and his experience in interfacing with customers and vendors, combined with his knowledge of organizational needs and processes, make him particularly suited for this leadership role. As General Manager of the division, Brad will be able to put his knowledge and experience to use in driving the division toward meeting company goals and contributing to its further successes.

Jamie joined CAPS in June 2006 and has worked in roles that have helped him grow and develop into a strong leader while contributing not only his knowledge and expertise in the field, but also his strong work ethic and teamwork focus in the process. Serving in the General Superintendent role will enable him to share these strengths in a way that will support the division’s goals, but also that will serve to develop others into more effective and efficient technicians with a strong focus on meeting customer needs.

CAPS President John Boger explained, “We are always on the lookout for good talent in the industry and are definitely open to hiring this talent on a regular basis. But when we are able to promote from within and reward those who have contributed to CAPS’ success over the years, well, that’s a particularly rewarding experience for us.”

About Custom Air Products & Services

Custom Air Products & Services, Inc. is a full-service HVAC company that specializes in the design, construction, installation, modification, and servicing of industrial and commercial air conditioning equipment. CAPS employees are committed to providing exceptional custom design and quality workmanship at competitive prices.

Custom Air Products & Services currently occupies five (5) modern facilities, totaling 200,000 square feet in size. These buildings include administrative and engineering offices, training facilities, a filter warehouse, and service shops for fabrication, manufacturing, and modifications. CAPS services are provided to customers throughout the United States and Mexico while their manufactured products have been delivered to sites around the world. Currently CAPS has equipment operating on six (6) continents and in 52 countries.

For more information, contact Custom Air Products at 713.460.9009 or visit them on the web at http://www.customairproducts.com.


CAPS Weekend Warriors

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It’s a typical Saturday morning at the CAPS campus and although the site has a Monday through Friday work schedule, the parking lot is full. In the large space between the Fabrication shops, a huge tent, known as the “CAPS Cooler” is erected and a 60-ton prototype “rental unit” cools the space. The crews take a break from their work to enjoy breakfast, a meal provided by CAPS. Weekends often include a lunch meal as well. The space, however, is always there, the cooling always running, and the area always available for workers to take a break, cool down, relax for a few minutes, and gear up for another round of work activities.

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I have to admit that I really like working on the weekends myself. I can crank up my music, kick off my shoes, and know that my phone is not going to ring. But my job these days is a mental strain rather than a physical one, and I’m pretty sure I would not be able to hold up to the rigors of working in the shop during the summer any more. But I so admire our folks that can and do.

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The CAPS weekend warriors are the heart of our company and often the ones most responsible for keeping customers happy and helping them meet their business goals. Meeting deadlines, rearranging unit lineups, cutting, fabricating, painting, wiring, plumbing, assembling…weekends see these guys doing it all. And sometimes I think that if our customers could see what a Saturday morning at CAPS is like around here, they would understand why we focus so heavily on our quality. Watch our guys in action on the weekend and you’ll understand too…we are the industry leader because we earn it.

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Custom Air Products & Services, Inc. Workers Keep Their Cool on the Job

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Custom Air Products & Services, Inc. (CAPS), a leading commercial and industrial heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) company based in Houston, Texas (US) recently introduced “The CAPS Cooler,” a large air conditioned space designed to give workers a place to break in order to get cool, stay hydrated, and remain healthy.

“This is our peak work season,” pointed out CEO Taylor Norris, “and this summer is as busy for us as any we’ve seen. This is the time of year when we focus an incredible amount of time and energy into providing customers with the commercial and industrial cooling units that help them continue to operate efficiently. But we also have an obligation to our own employees; we need to keep them healthy and safe as they provide for our customer’s needs.”
One of the innovations CAPS came up with to provide for cool and healthy worker breaks was to convert an overflow “tent”, a space most often used for special projects and special events, into a walk-in “cooler” for the workers. The space is equipped with a large cooling unit, outfitted with tables, chairs, and microwaves for meal preparation, and kept stocked with continuously replenished bottles of cold water. Workers are encouraged to use the space at regular break-time intervals, as a preventive measure, but also as a response measure, responding to any indications that they, or their co-workers, might be getting overheated.

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A second CAPS innovation is the “rental unit” (shown at left in the photo) keeping the tent cool. This unit is a new 60 ton prototype still in development by the CAPS research and development team. “What better way to test a new unit design,” explained Vice President of Sales Ronnie Voelkel, “than to put it through a season of extreme heat in our own backyard.”

Employee work areas on the CAPS campus are all supplemented with additional cooling, air circulation, and cold water availability, but “The CAPS Cooler” provides a space away from the work areas that is quieter and cooler and allows workers to relax just a bit and interact with others (including monitoring each other for signs of heat stress), as well as take a comfortable break away from the work.

“Keeping employees cool and healthy during the hot Texas summer, provides for the health of our employees, the needs of our customers, and the goals of our company,” explains Norris. “Keeping those things in mind demonstrates how ‘The CAPS Cooler’ is a win-win-win strategy.”

About Custom Air Products & Services

Custom Air Products & Services, Inc. is a full-service HVAC company that specializes in the design, construction, installation, modification, and servicing of industrial and commercial air conditioning equipment. CAPS employees are committed to providing exceptional custom design and quality workmanship at competitive prices.

Custom Air Products & Services currently occupies five modern facilities, totaling 180,000 square feet in size. These buildings include administrative and engineering offices, training facilities, a filter warehouse, and service shops for fabrication, manufacturing, electrical modifications, as well as material inventory and shipping and receiving. CAPS services are provided to customers throughout the United States and Mexico while their manufactured products have been delivered to sites around the world. Currently, CAPS has equipment operating on six (6) continents and in 52 countries.

For more information, contact Custom Air Products at 713.460.9009 or visit them on the web at http://www.customairproducts.com. If you’d like more information about this topic, please call Mary Alenbratt at 713.460.9009 or email her at marya(at)customairproducts.com.

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Custom Air Products & Services, Inc. has Record Breaking Sales in May

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Custom Air Products & Services, Inc. (CAPS) a leading commercial and industrial heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) company, is proud to announce record breaking sales in the month of May 2015.

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Custom Air Products and Services (CAPS) has once again outdone itself with record-breaking sales for the month of May. In congratulating his team, CEO, Taylor Norris, says, “Our team has worked hard to meet and exceed the expectations of our customers, and they should be congratulated. I work with an exceptional group of professionals who are wholly committed to quality and service and their efforts have not gone unnoticed.”

The record-breaking sales for the month of May are a direct result of the culture at CAPS that recognizes the hard work of their employees. Norris further adds, “Our goal has always been to build a successful company that can sustain itself now, as well as into the future, while also building successful careers for our people. With that being said, I’d like to say thanks, to all, for a job well done. Please take a moment to be proud of what you’ve done because your efforts are what have made us unique in the industry.”

As CAPS continues to grow in a tough economic market, the ongoing efforts and commitment of their employees alongside their contractors and vendors has made them one of the greatest companies in the city!

For more information, contact Custom Air Products at (713) 460-9009, visit their website at http://www.customairproducts.com or follow CAPS on Linkedin at http://linkd.in/1MiN5zB.

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CAPS Management Team Building at Minute Maid Park

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An awesome day of team building and ball with the CAPS Management team at the Astro’s game on Thursday!

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CAPS’ long-term team member, Alicia Scott, promoted to Human Resource/Payroll Administrator

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Wednesday, Custom Air Products & Services (CAPS) promoted Alicia Scott, a six-year employee, to the position of Human Resource/Payroll Administrator.

Ms. Scott is a valuable team member working in several positions during her six-year tenure at CAPS. She has served as Receptionist, Mechanical Field Service (MFS) Administrator, Corporate Accounts Payable and Corporate Accounts Receivable Specialist. According to CEO Taylor Norris, “in each role Ms. Scott has excelled and proved to be a valuable asset to the entire organization”. In her new role, Ms. Scott will be handling the Human Resources duties and responsibilities for the company with over 250 employees. Norris knows the task is large, but is confident Ms. Scott will meet and exceed the expectations as she has previously done in the past.

CAPS is a strong believer in promoting from within the company. “CAPS always makes an effort to promote from within when the opportunity arises. This is one of those opportunities,” Norris said.

Join us in congratulating Alicia Scott!


The Great (and Giving) Pumpkin

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October means that fall has OFFICIALLY begun and that things are going to get a little spooky around here… CAPS has decided to partake in Express Employment Professional’s Pumpkin 6th Annual Decorating Contest!

Express Employment Professionals is a proud sponsor of the Children’s Miracle Network and every year hosts a very festive community service project. Offices that use their services are encouraged to decorate pumpkins in any way they’d like using paint, markers, and attachments. Come October 17, they will pick up all of the pumpkins from offices in the area. Starting October 20, a powerpoint is sent out to participating businesses and clients and applicants are encouraged to vote for their favorites! Any individual can vote up to two times: once on their Facebook page (which can be found here) and once by emailing in to katy.kyle@expresspros.com. Voting goes until Thursday, October 23rd. Prizes include a $100 gift card for first place, and $50 gift cards for second and third place!

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Join in on the fun and support a great cause by casting your vote!


Tony Flores JUMP! SHOUT! Tandem Skydive Fundraiser

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While most everyone in this company enjoys having their feet planted safely on the ground, CAPS’ very own Tony Flores (Fabrication department) prefers to fly high! Flores was one of the two hundred and eighty six tandem skydivers this past Saturday September 27, 2014 who participated in the JUMP! SHOUT! Tandem Skydive at Skydive Spaceland in Rosharon, Texas. These skydivers broke records with the new World Record Attempt of most tandem jumps in 24 hours in one location (with the previous record being 251).

Hundreds suited up from sunrise to sunset for a great cause, raising money for the Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation. When a jumper raised $300 their skydive was free and $500 got you a free jump and a video to share with everyone you know.

Above is Tony’s video of what some might think is an insane act of fearlessness, but we see it as a huge act of kindness. Great job Tony!

 


Magellan’s 15th Annual Golf Tournament

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2014-09-25 Magellan United Way Golf Tournament

CAPS is always looking for an opportunity to give back to our community, and often times will team up our customers, to make an even larger impact. Our very own David Potts, Luke Boger, Branden McCormick, & Danny Coberly participated in Magellan’s 15th Annual Greater Houston Area United Way Golf Tournament this past Thursday, September 25, 2014 at Cypresswood Golf Club where CAPS participated as a Silver Sponsor.