John Fanneron, President
The year is 1978, and two young and energetic individuals, John Losey and Robert Barbera, are planning to materialize their mission to help builders comply with HVAC requirements by providing them with high-quality HVAC service. Accordingly, they establish The BP Group in a small apartment in New York. Today, after 40 years of establishment, The BP Group has grown to a $100+ million conglomerate providing exceptional service in HVAC mechanical contracting, maintenance, and repair. The company caters to Fortune 100 and 500 companies, protecting their HVAC assets with asset analytics and value engineering while enabling them to comply with the new Local law 97 that requires buildings to reduce their carbon footprint by 2030. The BP Group’s HVAC asset analytics empowers clients to improve energy consumption, operational efficiency, and comfort of buildings by meticulously gathering data from the HVAC assets. It also evaluates the assets and the overall performance for further enhancements.
“The BP Group combines the power of its expertly-trained employees and innovative solutions to help clients exceed customer expectations,” says John Fanneron, president of The BP Group. The company employs experienced and knowledgeable mechanical system engineers and HVAC control specialists to evaluate building monitoring systems (BMS) and control energy. On the other hand, its innovative tools bring new capabilities in maintenance operations. For instance, The BP Group’s CRM tool Bid Tracer helps clients track bids, research opportunity, document notes, and store project sketches, contracts, and schedules. Another tool, Equip ID, provides mobile equipment data and supportive content for field service technicians. The company also offers WithoutWire, a warehouse management system that optimizes distribution and manufacturing inventory operations.
WithoutWire aids clients in automating inventory processes with real-time visibility across a diverse ecosystem. “We have Xoi Technologies that offers real-time augmented reality and natural language processing to enhance prognostic management of equipment,” states Fanneron.
The BP Group combines the power of its expertly-trained employees and innovative solutions to help clients exceed customer expectations
The BP Group has also collaborated with a US government agency, NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology), to improve maintenance operations using the Nestor tagging tool. The tool generalizes the analysis pipelines for guidelines on using maintenance work order (MWO) data. “We provide clients with real maintenance data such as equipment IDs, times of failure, descriptions of problems and solutions via Excel,” highlights Fanneron. In another instance, US Chiller Service in New York is working with The BP Group to provide accommodation services and cutting-edge solutions to the HVAC industry to bolster the efficiency of the base building furthering the ability of the building to satisfy Local Law 97 as relates to their carbon footprint.
Recently, The BP Group bagged several awards, including NYBMA Vendor of the Year for BP Air Conditioning (2018) and MCAA E Robert Kent Award for Management and Innovation tool, and PIPES Process Information Portal Enabling Success (2016). The company’s success journey is underpinned by its many subsidiary firms. To elaborate, BP Air Conditioning is one of the premier leaders in HVAC system maintenance and service that provides cost-effective systems. BP Mechanical is another subsidiary offering the most comprehensive resources to meet and surpass project requirements. BP Mechanical also has a division called SPG—the “one-stop-shop” to eliminate the cumbersome process that a project goes through when multiple organizations are involved. The BP Group also owns a company called Legacy Insulation to enhance health, safety, and comfort to building occupants.
For the future, The BP Group aims to help clients with AI-driven analytical tools with their new software ASTEA. The company is also working on several projects in Hudson Yards as most high-end tenants and residents from Park Avenue and Madison are moving down to Hudson yards area.