Corporate Overview

Automated Control Systems, Inc. (ACS), a Louisiana Corporation established in 1987, has its corporate headquarters in Metairie, La. We provide expertise in multiple “Low Voltage” building technologies including Energy, Security and System Integrations while serving portions of Louisiana and Mississippi. We offer three major portfolios: Energy, Security and HVAC Solutions. We have the factory support, technical expertise, and research and development to provide “state-of-the-art” products and solutions, yet as an independent partner, our corporate decisions are made locally with the client’s best interest in mind.

We provide solutions for the HVAC Facility Management and Temperature Control industry along with other related venues such as Variable Frequency Drives, Motor Starters and Controllers, Video and Card Access Security, APC Power Solutions, Heat Trace Cable, Ultra Violet Lights and Water Treatment Systems.

About Us


"Our mission is to provide comprehensive HVAC solutions that improve productivity, profitability, and result in exceeding our customers' needs.”


Paul Reuter

President/Owner
Paul earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Orleans in 1982. Paul is a Licensed Professional Mechanical Engineer in the State of Louisiana. He began his career as a Sales Engineer for Johnson Controls, Inc. in 1982. Since 1982 he has vast industry experience in the sales, marketing, design, programming, installation, commissioning of BAS and HVAC related systems. He is a member of the American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Louisiana Engineering Society (LES), National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE). He is also a member and former Board of Director of Inside IQ Building Alliance (www.insideiq.org).

Wayne Durr

Vice President/Owner
Wayne received a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Louisiana State University in 1982. He is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM), Certified Energy Auditor (CEA) and a LEED Accredited Professional. Wayne began his career as a Sales Engineer for Johnson Controls, Inc. in 1982. Since 1982 he also has industry experience in sales, marketing, design, programming, installation, commissioning of BAS and HVAC related systems. Wayne is a member of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). He is also a member and former Board of Director of Inside IQ Building Alliance (www.insideiq.org).

Paul Reuter, Jr.

Sales Engineer
Paul obtained a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with a Minor in Construction Management from Louisiana State University in 2012. Paul is an Engineer in Training with industry experience in the sales, marketing, design, and installation of BMS systems. He is a member of American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and Louisiana Engineering Society. He has been employed with Automated Control Systems, Inc. since 2012.

Jim Stahnke

Security Sales
Jim secured a Bachelor of Banking and Finance from the University of Mississippi in 1972. Jim specializes in the Video and Card Access industry. Jim has been with Automated Control Systems, Inc. since 2010.

Cliff Whitestone

Service Sales
Cliff received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of New Orleans in 1989. Cliff has vast industry experience in not only the sales side of the business but also the design, programming, installation, commissioning, and service of BMS systems. Cliff has been with Automated Control Systems, Inc. since 1991 with the exception of a three-year window.

Jonathan Wells

Inside Sales
Jonathan earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Management with a Minor in History from the University of New Orleans in 2003. Jonathan handles our inside part sales including VFD’s. He has been employed with Automated Control Systems, Inc. since 2006.

Steve Hughes

VFD Sales
Steve has been involved with Variable Frequency Drives for over 30 years. Steve not only is involved with the sales side but also is heavily involved with the installation, startup, commissioning and trouble shooting of VFD’s. Steve has been with Automated Control Systems, Inc. since 2005.