When John Davis founded Air Systems in 1974, the company specialized in HVAC services. During the next twenty- seven years Air Systems would grow from a small firm with only two employees to one of California’s largest companies with offices in San Jose, San Leandro, Santa Rosa and Sacramento. In addition to its HVAC mechanical services, Air Systems added mechanical and electrical contracting, process piping, service repair and architectural sheet metal to its list of products and services. In February 2000, Air Systems, along with several other sister companies was merged into Encompass, a 3.8 billion dollar provider of total facilities solutions and services.
Heading up the Architectural Sheet Metal division of Encompass is Mark Yeager, Director of Architectural Sheet Metal. Mark joined the company four years ago and swiftly formed an experienced staff to promote, design and install quality architectural sheet metal products.
High-tech firms such as Cisco, 3Com and Silicon Graphics located nearby launched ambitious building programs which fueled the rapid growth of Air Systems’ architectural metal division. A key element in Air Systems’ success in meeting the exacting demands of its high-tech clients has been their relationship with Berridge Manufacturing Company and the Berridge Total Program. Mark Yeager puts it this way: “The Berridge Total Program provides us with a high-profile product which offers the flexibility of both long-length curved panels and custom shapes such as tapered panels. Plus, with Berridge’s coil program and site-forming equipment, we manufacture the panels as we need them — there’s no delay or waste!”