Company History

The following is a list of key events in the history of Pritchett Controls, Inc.

Year Event
1987 Company is founded as Barber-Colman Pritchett, a joint venture with the Barber-Colman Company.
1988 Barber-Colman Company is acquired by Siebe plc and is merged with Robertshaw, another Siebe holding, to become Siebe Environmental Controls.
1998 Barber-Colman Pritchett absorbs Siebe branch office located in Washington DC. Company changes name to Siebe-Pritchett to reflect its’ representation of the entire Siebe product offering.
1998 Siebe-Pritchett extends its’ territorial agreement with Siebe Environmental Controls to include Baltimore, Central Maryland, and Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
1999 Siebe plc merges with BTR plc and becomes Invensys plc. To reflect this name change, Siebe-Pritchett becomes Invensys-Pritchett.
2000 Invensys-Pritchett acquires the assets of the Invensys branch office in Rochester, NY.
2004 Invensys-Pritchett adds a Native BACnet DDC solution, manufactured by Reliable Controls, to it expanding list of products and services.
2005 Jerry Pritchett acquires Invensys’ equity position in Invensys-Pritchett and the Company becomes Pritchett Controls, Inc. Pritchett Controls remains the exclusive factory-authorized representative for Invensys.
2005 Invensys Building Systems is acquired by TAC, a division of Schneider Electric. Network 8000 and I/A Series products are rebranded under the TAC I/A Series brand.
2006 Pritchett Controls sells the assets of its’ Rochester, NY office to BCS of Tonawanda, NY.
2006 Pritchett Controls opens a branch office in Salisbury, MD.
2007 Pritchett Controls becomes an employee-owned corporation.
2008 Pritchett Controls opens a branch office in Manassas, VA.
2009 TAC changes name and logo to match its’ parent company, Schneider Electric  schneider-electric
2009 Pritchett Controls launches lighting division and becomes an Authorized Partner of Orion Energy Systems.  Orion
2010 Pritchett Controls launches Mechanical Service division.
2010 Pritchett Controls acquires an office building at 718 E. Main Street in Salisbury, MD and relocates the Eastern Shore branch office. The new facility is roughly three times the size of the branch office opened in 2006.  Salisbury-Ribbon-Cutting
2010 Pritchett Controls acquires an office building at 9204 Church Street in Manassas, VA and relocates the Northern Virginia office. The new facility is roughly three times the size of the branch office opened in 2008.  Manassas-Ribbon-Cutting
2011 Pritchett Controls acquires an office building at 6980 Muirkirk Meadows Drive in Beltsville, MD and relocates its’ corporate headquarters. The new facility is roughly double the size of the previous headquarters facility.   RibbonCutting