About Commerce Controls, Inc.

About Commerce Controls, Inc.

As an industry leader specializing in Water / Wastewater, Automotive Process, and Industrial Process markets, Commerce Controls, Inc. is a full service Systems Integrator supporting process monitoring and control applications throughout North America. Headquartered in Novi, Michigan, Commerce Controls, Inc. combines the facilities, expert engineering and manufacturing resources to effectively and efficiently manage and execute our projects. Our engineering and manufacturing groups are structured and staffed to accept total control system responsibility from conceptual design, through manufacturing, commissioning, personnel training and post project maintenance services. Our team of highly skilled application engineers, detail engineers, programmers, graphic developers, project managers and field technicians are ready to execute your next project. Commerce Controls, Inc. is committed to remain at the forefront of technology and advance our resources to provide exceptional value through quality work. To date Commerce Controls, Inc. has successfully completed nearly 6000 projects.

Mission Statement

Commerce Controls, Inc. is committed to the advancement of our client's business by meeting the diverse and ever changing Control System Integration needs of industry, municipalities, and institutions throughout North America. Emphasizing financial strength, stability, and the highest qualified technical professionals, Commerce Controls, Inc. will lead the way delivering innovative control solutions, outstanding quality, and exceptional value to our clients. Built on a foundation of trust, confidence, and loyalty Commerce Controls, Inc. is dedicated to the growth, profitability, and prosperity of our business, our employees, and our clients.

Brand Value

Brand Value is a key principle driving our business. Built on a foundation of trust, respect, and integrity, we are passionate about developing mutually-beneficial relationships with clients. We look beyond integration and focus on solutions for business. We take pride in understanding our client's processes, business objectives and approach control systems with an investment mind. Well known for our process knowledge, technical strength, superior quality, and exceptional project delivery, we position ourselves for our client's success.

Reducing Risk

Systems Integration is a risk-filled enterprise. Uncertainty is an inherent part of our business and the project life-cycle can be turbulent. Unique applications, technological challenges, economic fluctuation, budget constraints, contractual obligations, rigorous design standards, strict regulatory requirements, aggressive deadlines, and challenging jobsites are hurdles of everyday business. Project risk management is absolutely essential and a fundamental process built into our project methodology. Meticulous upfront planning, identification, and evaluation limit exposure to our clients, end-users, and business partners. A clear understanding of project risk characteristics, client expectations, milestones, critical paths, and progressive planning tremendously reduces risk while increasing opportunity for success. We take pride in our commitment to protect our clients and our company's interests.


Corporate headquarters consists of a 22,000 square-foot facility housing administration, sales, engineering, manufacturing, and support operations. A satellite office maintained in Florida supports our southern markets. Our wholly owned subsidiary Thermal Designs and Manufacturing contributes an additional 27,000 square-foot fabrication facility providing a majority of our custom industrial enclosures.

Company History

The year was 1977and a glorious time to be in business. Jimmy Carter elected as President, Steve Jobs assembling the first Apple Computers in his family garage, Star Wars out in cinemas, The Dow Jones humming along in the 800's and Commerce Controls, Inc. doors are open for business. With 7 employees in a 1000 square foot facility on Freeland Street in Detroit, Michigan, first year sales booked $762,000. Orders for customers including Uniroyal, Park Davis, Stroh's Brewery, Fisher-Body, and AC Spark-Plug. Sadly this year the King "Elvis Presley" died at the age of 42 sending shock waves through the Control Systems Integration Community.

1978: Commerce Controls, Inc. Purchases 7,000 square foot facility and moved operations to Livonia Michigan
1986: Annual Sales Revenues Exceed 6 Million
1987: Built Current headquarters, a 22,000 square foot facility, in Novi, Michigan
1990: Acquisition of Morgan Electric Company leads to Commerce Controls Water & Waste Water Group
1992: Acquisition of Thermal Designs leads to In-house Custom Enclosure fabrication capabilities
1993: Successfully Delivered Large Scale Process Control System in Shanghai, China (Volkswagon)
2001: Established Florida Group and expanded Water & Wastewater market to Southern Region
2003: Successfully delivered 5000th job
2005: Expanded Water & Wastewater market to Ohio
2009: Expanded Water & Wastewater market reach to Western United States

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