LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (April 12, 2019) – Dedicated to providing Commercial HVAC Excellence, Harrison Energy Partners (HEP) announces an agreement with Johnson Controls (JCI), to become an Authorized Building Controls Specialist (ABCS) contractor. This enhances HEP’s offerings and affirms the commitment to provide an open protocol controls solution, a markedly different approach from competitors seeking to lock clients into proprietary software tools and long-term, high-cost parts and service agreements.

As an ABCS contractor for Johnson Controls, Harrison Energy Partners now carries the Facility Explorer® and Verasys® product lines. Facility Explorer Building Automation System, a Niagara®-based platform, offers network-wide coordination for multiple sites and buildings, while Verasys Building Controls System provides a turnkey solution for light commercial properties. These two solutions make up a building automation portfolio able to meet any commercial or industrial building management need.

“We are very excited to have Harrison Energy Partners as our new ABCS partner serving the Arkansas and Oklahoma regions,” said Dan Preston, director for Johnson Controls Independent Distribution Channel.  “Harrison Energy Partners and Johnson Controls share much in common, such as our passion to serve our customers and our passion for the HVAC industry.”

“We believe building owners deserve to have a choice when it comes to who services their building automation systems which is why we support open systems,” echoed Bill Harrison, CEO for Harrison Energy Partners. “Both Johnson Controls platforms fit perfectly in our wheel house, and adding such an engineering powerhouse only amplifies HEP’s ability to serve our markets well.”

About Harrison Energy Partners

Harrison Energy Partners (HEP), founded in 1983 by CEO Bill Harrison, provides commercial HVAC excellence through new systems, controls, energy services and system maintenance and repairs. Headquartered in Little Rock, Ark., HEP has been named “One of the Best Places to Work in Arkansas” by Best Companies Group in 2013 and 2016 – 2018. For more information, call (501) 661-0621 or visit

About Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and multi-industrial leader serving a wide range of customers in more than 150 countries. Our 120,000 employees create intelligent buildings, efficient energy solutions, integrated infrastructure and next generation transportation systems that work seamlessly together to deliver on the promise of smart cities and communities. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. We are committed to helping our customers win and creating greater value for all of our stakeholders through strategic focus on our buildings and energy growth platforms. For additional information, please visit // or follow us @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.

About Johnson Controls Building Technologies & Solutions
Johnson Controls Building Technologies & Solutions is making the world safer, smarter and more sustainable – one building at a time. Our technology portfolio integrates every aspect of a building – whether security systems, energy management, fire protection or HVACR – to ensure that we exceed customer expectations at all times. We operate in more than 150 countries through our unmatched network of branches and distribution channels, helping building owners, operators, engineers and contractors enhance the full lifecycle of any facility. Our arsenal of brands includes some of the most trusted names in the industry, such as Tyco®, YORK®, Metasys®, Ruskin®, Titus®, Frick®, PENN®, Sabroe®, Simplex® and Grinnell®. For more information, visit or follow @Johnsoncontrols on Twitter.


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