ACCO Engineered Systems was founded in 1934 as Air Conditioning
Company (ACCO), a proprietorship, by Ira Prentiss Fulmor at 1005 Santa
Fe Street, Los Angeles. The former name of the company was chosen to
indicate what the company did because few people knew about air
conditioning. In 1949, the business moved from downtown Los Angeles
to Glendale at its present address. In 1950, ACCO transformed from an
air conditioning distributor to become an independent corporation.
Kenneth D. Simon was President from 1969 to 1980, Theodore M. Seidman
was President from 1981 to 1989, and in 1991, John Aversano became
President. ACCO has a corporate Board of Directors made up of inside
officers and outside directors with four scheduled meetings per year,
presided over by the Chairman of the Board.
Over the years ACCO has grown to become a leader in the design,
installation, and service of industrial, commercial, high-rise,
residential, and institutional air conditioning, heating, ventilation,
plumbing, process piping, electrical and DDC control systems. ACCO’s
name was changed in 2002 to ACCO Engineered Systems to better reflect
the many aspects of its business. A national trade publication recently
ranked ACCO among the 5 largest heating, ventilating, and air
conditioning contractors in the nation. The company has an average of
1,725 employees. ACCO’s offices and manufacturing facilities occupy
over 20 acres.
The construction work areas include office buildings,
biopharmaceutical, semi-conductor, medical centers and hospitals,
micro-electronics, manufacturing plants, entertainment, retail,
telecommunications, educational facilities, data centers, and high
rise residential. ACCO has completed work in Arizona, California,
Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Nevada,
New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia,
Washington, Washington D.C., and Mexico.
ACCO’s general offices are located in Glendale, CA, with other principal offices in San Leandro, Sacramento, Orange County, Azusa, San Diego, Bakersfield, Fresno, Petaluma, Redding, Vacaville, CA, Boise, ID, Las Vegas, NV, and Seattle, WA.
ACCO is a member of the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
Contractor’s Association, Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’
National Association, Inc., the Mechanical Contractors Association of
America, Inc., and Mechanical Service Contractors of America.