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Friday, April 14, 2017

ESC Professional Techs Graduate from Turner School of Construction Management

Education is one of the most important aspects of providing maximum value for money spent where it comes to the many professional services that Electronic Systems Consultants LLC (ESC) provides. Recently John Larkin, Senior Partner with ESC of greater Ohio (center), attended the graduation of Wayne Clay (left) and Chris McNeill (right), both of which recently graduated from the Turner School of Construction Management for Emerging Minority and Women-Owned Businesses.
"I am proud of Chris and Wayne for taking time out of their evenings each week for the past three months to attend this class,” says Larkin. “This training will have an immediate impact on our business model approach. It will expand our ability to better service our clients in the local and regional marketplace for construction projects. These guys are ready to hit the ground running where it comes to estimating, bidding and running ESC projects"
Since 1969, Turner has presented The Turner School of Construction Management for Emerging Minority and Women-owned Businesses. This free program is offered to construction industry professionals who want to expand their understanding and business fundamentals within the AEC industry. Graduates benefit from increased marketability, knowledge of business and financial best practices, and a broader range of project opportunities.

To learn more about the full scope of professional services in the fire and security markets offered by ESC, call 614-754-1393, or send an email to electronicsystemsconsultants@gmail.com.


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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

John Larkin Featured in Security Sales & Integration Magazine

John Larkin, Senior Partner with Electronic Systems Consultants (#ESC_LLC) was featured in the December, 2014 issue of one of the security industry’s premier publications, Security Sales & Integration (http://bit.ly/23GuibM). The topic of conversation, service contracts, led John to share his thoughts when asked to sign a new client’s own contract.
“We like to provide our own terms and conditions with all of our contracts, and sometimes there will be occasions where these terms must be changed,” says John Larkin, senior partner with Electronic Systems Consultants of Columbus, Ohio. “When this happens it’s always done in face-to-face meetings where everyone concerned can agree on changes. If the situation escalates because of disagreements, then legal advice must be considered to move the contract forward”( How Alarm Dealers Can Raise the RMR Bar With Maintenance & Service Contracts, http://bit.ly/1maaP1e).
John has learned by experience, working in state-operated prisons throughout Ohio, that when signing any kind of service agreement that it’s necessary to know all the facts that can affect his firm’s success. At the core of this concern is the time it takes to stage service in these kinds of facilities, as well as the time it takes for a service crew to move from place to place within them.
“Our biggest concerns when working in the correctional industry is the additional time that must be accounted for when it comes to checking into the prison and the additional time it takes to get through our service/inspection because of the need to have escorts,” says Larkin. “When it comes to government facilities, you must always be concerned about getting in and out of sensitive areas. This must be planned out in advance with the end user to ensure you can provide a complete inspection or you’ll have to document what areas were not finished and the reasons why.”
It’s not every day that someone is featured in a prominent magazine of his/her peers. As an expert in security and life safety, John has had this distinction not once, but several times as the industry seeks the benefit of his experience and knowledge.

If you’re looking to install access, fire, video, or security, John Larkin can help you make the right choices for your application, situation, and budget. If you already have one or more of these systems in your facility and you’re looking to expand or change the equation, John Larkin can assist you in a variety of ways. The first step is to call him today for an on-site, eye-to-eye consultation. Call 614-754-1393 or use ESC’s quick contact form below.

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Friday, December 11, 2015

ESC Ranks #36 in Columbus Business First 2016 Top Minority-Owned Companies

Electronic Systems Consultants (ESC) recently ranked #362 in annual revenue as a Minority Business in Central Ohio. This is a significant accomplishment considering that there are 180 certified minority businesses in the City of Columbus alone and 1,327 certified MBE members throughout the state of Ohio.
“Every year Columbus Business First puts out a book of lists. Within the many lists they publish is a top Minority-owned company category, which is based on company revenue,” says John Larkin, ESC Senior Partner.

Larkin’s ESC has long held a position in the Ohio Minority Business Enterprise (OMBE) program as a minority business. Within the OMBE program,

ESC is certified under the following classifications per the United Nations Standard Products and Services Code (UNSPSC) and the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Codes:


UNSPSC:
1. Security surveillance and detection
2. Locks and security hardware and accessories
3. Surveillance and detection equipment
4.Fire protection
5. Fire prevention
6. Building and facility maintenance and repair services
7. Security systems services
8. Safety and security system installation services
9. Security surveillance and detection

CSI:
1. Fire and Smoke Protection
2. Fire-Extinguishing Systems
3. Electronic Access Control and Intrusion Detection
4. Electronic Surveillance
5. Electronic Detection and Alarm
6. Electronic Detention Monitoring and Control Systems

For more information on the OMBE program or to speak with John Larkin, call 614-754-1393 or use the convenient contact form below.


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Monday, November 2, 2015

Electronic Systems Consultants Participates in First Annual OhioMBE Awards Luncheon

Team ESC would like to once again thank Ronda Barber and OhioMBE for the honor of being involved in the first annual MBE Awards luncheon.

Electronic Systems Consultants (ESC) is part of the State of Ohio Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) program.

"MBE has the responsibility for implementing the State of Ohio's minority business set-aside program. This includes certifying minority businesses thereby making them eligible to participate in the state's set aside program, as well as assisting state agencies with the selection of set aside contracts, maintaining a list of certified minority business enterprises, monitoring program compliance, and conducting research and reporting."


Front row (left to right): ESC partners, Rob Heath and John Larkins
Middle row (left to right): Scott Camps, Misty Zemlock, Angie Moore, and Tim Risner.
Back row (left to right): Wayne Clay, Ronnie Curnutte, Chris McNeill, and Greg Davis-Sr.


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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

ESC's John Larkin Featured in Recent African American News Journal Article

John Larkin recently was featured in a well-done article in African American News Journal where he was quoted regarding his part in construction taking place at the Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML). Larkin’s company, a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) certified firm, recently won the contract for all fire alarm renovations, installations, and on-going service and inspections within the entire CML enterprise.

The following is a reproduction of this recent article by Nancy Tidwell, a Diversity & Inclusion Consultant expert.


Columbus Metropolitan Library is Serious About
Construction Project Diversity and Inclusion

By Nancy R. Tidwell

When the CEO of Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) first sat across the table from me in a meeting about construction and asked, “What do you think?” I knew I was in good company. Rarely does the owner’s top officer of any construction project sit at the same table with the diversity and inclusion consultant, much less ask for an opinion. This I can attest to after nearly 20 years of experience in the field.

It continued to happen time and time again as perceived wrinkles in the program were worked out and everyone including community advocates, library staff and construction management knew without a doubt that CEO Pat Losinski, backed by the CML Board of Trustees, is serious about diversity and inclusion. His concern is not commitment—it is “how” do we make it happen?

Pizzuti, the owner’s representative, is leading that charge and has already demonstrated that its team is bold enough to see the project through in achieving the desired results.

The project is off to a good start with the construction management team at Turner Construction keeping their eyes open for every opportunity to be inclusive. The first two bid packages exceeded the 20% MBE/WBE goal for contract awards and are committed to achieving 10% minority/6.9% female goal for employment.

When budgetary concerns led to shutting down Main Library during renovation, creativity came into play and “cut and cap” work was identified for mechanical, electrical and plumbing. All three were awarded to minority contractors—the local office of Coleman Spohn, DEH Electric and Clive Stephens Plumbing. With that same creativity, technology cabling for Main Library and six branch locations was divided up between three primes—Gudenkauf, which subcontracted 19% of its work to an MBE firm; U.S. Communications, a female-owned company; and Crossbow Systems, a minority-owned firm.

Perhaps one of the most significant contract awards thus far is the bulk purchase of a fire alarm system for Main Library and seven branches. Selected was Electronic Systems Consultants, a minority business enterprise owned by John Larkin.

“As a startup company in Central Ohio and the sole source provider for the library’s fire alarm and life safety system, we are very excited about the opportunity to be a part of this project. We are not only committed to providing a seamless installation but to developing a long-term relationship with the library,” stated Larkin.

John Larkin, Senior Partner with Electronic Systems Consultants LLC in Columbus, Ohio.

CML’s diversity and inclusion effort doesn’t stop here. Job referral flyers have been posted in all of its locations in an effort to identify individuals in need of work who are also interested in construction. With a shortage of construction workers in the forecast, the project team will forward this information to contractors who are hiring. At the same time, every job referral form submitted will be responded to with information on employment resources and training, including apprenticeship programs. In addition, awarded contractors will be asked to consider the internship placement of local students pursuing a career in construction.

CML is in the midst of building five new libraries, renovating two and transforming its Main Library in downtown Columbus. Two earlier branches, Driving Park and Whitehall, were completed under a different delivery method. In order to facilitate a more effective diversity and inclusion process, the project delivery method for the remaining libraries was changed to Construction Manager at Risk.

One thing is clear though—it is the project owner that makes the difference in determining whether or not diversity and inclusion is taken seriously. In this case, Columbus Metropolitan Library is setting a precedent that will long be remembered.

Nancy R. Tidwell is a Diversity & Inclusion Consultant.

Editor's Note: John Larkin is available for speaking engagements as well as interviews with magazines and newspapers. For more information, contact Allan B. Colombo, Director of Social Media and Web Assets, at 330-956-9003, or by email: click here.

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