Stark Tech Expands and Diversifies Capabilities in Albany and New Jersey with Acquisition of TBS Affiliates

For Immediate Release: January 8, 2021

Contact: Steve Smith, EVP Marketing & Planning

Stark Tech has acquired Technical Building Services, TBS Controls and Advanced Comfort Systems to grow market share in the Albany, NY region and add territory in New Jersey.

TBS, established in 1981, is a leader in the HVAC and Building Automation sector with specialties in building automation and controls, energy management, security, surveillance controls, service on HVAC equipment, backflow preventer maintenance, and variable frequency drives. TBS joins U&S Services in Buffalo, NY and MC2 in Orlando, Fl. as part of the Stark Integration business unit of Stark Tech.

ACS is a manufacturer’s representative of HVAC equipment providing indoor air quality and comfort. ACS joins R.L. Kistler in Rochester, NY and T.P. Woodside in Buffalo NY as part of the Stark Equipment business unit.

“By joining Stark Tech, we’re able to bring new technologies, services and innovation to our current customer base and add new capabilities and implementation support for larger projects. We look forward to expanding and working with the teams at Stark,” said Gerald Jannicelli, president of TBS and ACS.

“We’re very excited to welcome the teams at TBS and ACS to Stark Tech. Jerry Jannicelli will remain an integral member of the team, bringing additional value to our team of invested, hands-on leaders at Stark Tech,” said Tim Geiger, President of Stark Tech.


About Stark:
Developed in 1989, the Stark Tech is a leader in facility optimization, aligning technology with real-world experience across a diverse portfolio of capabilities. We are a single agent source for Building Automation, Intelligence & Equipment offering a unique customer experience throughout the building lifecycle. We are a collaborative, cross-functional team working together to provide integrative, cost-effective solutions with in-house expertise for any type of building, portfolio, or project.

With the corporate office located in Buffalo, New York and subsidiaries in Rochester, New York, Albany, New York and Orlando, Florida we have one of the largest footprints in the Eastern United States.

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About TBS:
Technical Building Services, Inc. (TBS) was founded in 1981 as an independent temperature control and mechanical maintenance service company. Throughout history, TBS has acquired an extensive service base through professionalism and expertise in the heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) industry.

About ACS:
Advanced Comfort Systems is a manufacturer’s representative serving the commercial and industrial HVAC, Building Automation and Energy Management markets in New York and Vermont.


Jill Szpylman
Jill Szpylman

Jill Szpylman is the Marketing Communications Director for Stark Tech. With a demonstrated history in the clean energy space, Ms. Szpylman has a passion for technologies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and build a more sustainable future. Jill is responsible for the execution of the marketing strategy, content development, and sales support collateral for all of Stark Tech and the affiliated business units.



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