Our Story and Expertise


TSBA Controls, Inc. and Thomas S. Brown Associates, Inc., founded in 1973, are New York based corporations specializing in the distribution, design, installation and service of automatic temperature controls and building management systems. These activities are supported from our New York and North Carolina offices where Sales, Engineering, Operations, Integrations, Service, Panel Fabrication and Warehousing Departments are coordinated.  The products and open systems offered include stand-alone and networked direct digital control systems, wireless technologies, pneumatic control systems, energy management systems, retro-commissioning and third-party integration.  The companies hold numerous certifications including Johnson Controls’ Facility Explorer®, Siemens Talon®, Tridium Niagara AX, Tridium Niagara N4, Lynxspring and Echelon Authorized Network Integrator, as well as BT300 and VS Series VFD’s.  Our slogan and trademark, “We Invite Comparison®” conveys the pride we take in our designs, products, installations and services.

Our strengths lay in our ability to provide all aspects of HVAC control systems, including sales, surveys, design, specifications, sequences, programming, third-party integration, service, preventive maintenance, training and turnkey installations of BACnet®, LonWorks®, pneumatic, electric/electronic, wireless and stand-alone systems.  Our portfolio also includes the control of critical environments, process automation and asset protection.

The companies were founded by Thomas Stewart Brown, a graduate Mechanical Engineer.  After having risen through the ranks at a global controls company, Mr. Brown founded the TSBA companies in 1973.  Within five years, Mr. Brown established TSBA as a viable competitor in the marketplace.  Second and third generation Brown family members have continued Mr. Brown’s legacy.

To current day, we have provided control systems for all sizes of public, private and institutional facilities.  We have worked with many of the largest architects, consulting firms, general contractors, construction managers and mechanical contractors in the industry.  With over 45 years of experience, we have gained the respect of our peers.

Our portfolio of completed projects is long and impressive and we look forward to providing building owners with open, leading edge control systems and solutions for years to come.


TSBA Controls

We host our sales, service, engineering and construction departments from both of our locations, New York and North Carolina.

Dedicated Team of Qualified Professionals

Each department is headed by a qualified expert in engineering and installation of environmental control systems of all types. The primary goal and responsibility of each department is to serve and satisfy our clients and foster ongoing relationships.

Our organization has evolved over the years since its inception. It is the result of a careful selection of highly experienced and well-trained personnel who are dedicated to serving our clients.

Selected List of Success Stories

TSBA Controls has completed many large and demanding projects in the New York Metropolitan area including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Irving Cancer Research Center at Columbia University, North River Water Treatment Facility and the St. George Ferry Terminal.

All these projects required state-of-the-art direct digital control systems to be installed to work seamlessly. Our projects range from controlling intensive trading floor systems to rigorous pollution control plant systems, to museums whose artwork requires extremely close control of temperature and humidity.

Our Recent Projects

We have many installed projects with on-site and off-site local area networks.

Our recent projects include:

  • Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Headquarters.
  • Columbia Presbyterian Health Sciences Center for Disease Control.
  • Columbia Irving Cancer Research Center.
  • The Renaissance Plaza Hotel, Office Building.
  • Energy Plant complex at Metrotech in Brooklyn.

Our Products & Partners

The products supplied by TSBA Controls, Inc., cover the entire range of control technologies including direct digital, electronic, pneumatic and electric systems. TSBA offers two complete DDC systems.

TSBA Controls, Inc. is an ABCS (Authorized Building Control Specialist) for Johnson Controls which includes the Facility Explorer product- Johnson Control's latest technology. These powerful, flexible microprocessors are accessed locally or remotely through a standard web browser.

Thomas S. Brown Associates is a certified Siemens Solutions Partner for the Talon system. The Talon system allows for the optimization of HVAC control and building automation through open system technology. The Talon system has the flexibility to integrate Lonworks, Bacnet, MODbus and other communication protocols.

Our systems integrate to the software of over 100 companies, including Liebert, Multi-Stack, Trane, McQuay, York, and GE. Our applications are innovative; we are dedicated to the advancement of control technology and are committed to quality on every level.

Thomas S. Brown Associates Inc is an authorized technology and solution partner with Lynxspring, Inc. Lynxspring technologies and solutions simplify connectivity, integration, interoperability, automation and data access within the building and facility environments from the edge to the enterprise. The company’s solutions are deployed in millions of square feet of commercial settings throughout the United States and internationally. More information can be found at www.lynxspring.com.

Our building management systems are powerful and flexible systems

Our Associations

Thomas S.Brown Associates has designed, installed and maintained state-of-the-art integrated building control systems, including heating, ventilating and air-conditioning systems in many office buildings, airports, industrial plants, schools, hospitals and residential towers.

We are active in a number of professional and trade organizations, including the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) and the Subcontractors Trade Association.

TSBA Controls, our sister company, is a leading wholesaler of control products serving the greater metropolitan area. Those contractors and owners wishing to do their own installations find TSBA Controls an excellent choice for their control needs.

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