SITA History

SITA History

1930

September

Charles Kaupp Sr

SITA’s roots date all the way back to the 1930s, when Charles Kaupp, Sr. started his engineering career in Buffalo, NY. Throughout the decades, he worked as a Chief HVAC/Plumbing designer and partnered with numerous HVAC companies. In 1970, Charles and his son Chuck branched off to form their own business in Buffalo: Associated Systems Balancing, Inc.

1960

June

Charles Kaupp, Jr. (Chuck)

During Charles time at Lahey & Associates Charles Kaupp, Jr. (Chuck) began to take interest in drafting and engineering, which led him to studies of drafting and engineering at Hutch Technical High School in 1960, one of only three Engineering High Schools in the State of New York, alumni included Charles Kaupp, Sr. (father) and Rick Kaupp (brother). His education continued at Erie County Technical Institute, while working part-time for Leo Gauthier & Associates Engineers.

In 1967, taking his education and training, Chuck began working full-time for Lahey & Associates Engineering. With changes in mechanical specifications, as well as a need in the Mechanical Engineering community.

1970

June

Associated Systems Balancing Inc.

Associated Systems Balancing Inc. was established in 1970 by Charles Kaupp Sr., Charles Kaupp Jr. and Linda Kaupp. The company was the first Test and Balance company in Buffalo, NY. The company was sold in 1993, as the Kaupp family transitioned to Tampa, Florida.

1978

June

Marine Midland Center – Buffalo, New York

Associated Systems Balancing Inc. assists in energy management program resulting in significant savings. This project garnered multiple awards for its energy savings.

1980

December

Southern Independent Testing Agency Established In Tampa, Florida

Chuck and his wife, Linda, started SITA in 1980 and they continue to have active roles in our company to this day. Under the leadership and vision of both Chuck and Linda, SITA has seen great success, holding both NEBB and AABC TAB Certifications, as well as the ACG Commissioning Certification.

1981

December

Hyatt Regency Hotel (currently Hilton) Downtown Tampa, Florida.

One of the first projects that SITA provided Testing, Adjusting & Balancing services.

1988

January

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NEBB certified firm

SITA meets all requirements and is approved as a NEBB certified firm providing Testing and Balancing services. Charles Kaupp completes NEBB Certification for Testing, Adjusting & Balancing. https://www.nebb.org/

1990

January

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AABC certified firm

SITA meets all requirements and is approved as AABC certified firm. Charles Kaupp completes AABC certification, Test and Balance Engineer (TBE). https://www.aabc.com/

2003

December

Brian Kaupp – certified AABC Test and Balance Engineer (TBE)

SITA meets all requirements and is approved as a Commissioning Authority through ACG. Charles Kaupp was recognized as a Charter member of ACG.” to ” Brian Kaupp meets all requirements for AABC Test and Balance Engineer.

2003

December

Charles Kaupp Jr. – Certified Commissioning Authority

SITA meets all requirements and is approved as a Commissioning Authority through ACG. Charles Kaupp was recognized as a Charter member of ACG. https://www.commissioning.org/

2005

December

SITA celebrates 25 years of business.

Neal White (FEBB Chapter Coordinator) presents to Linda and Charles Kaupp an award for 25 years of business.

2006

December

Brian Kaupp reading building plans

Brian Kaupp – certified NEBB Certified Professional – Testing, Adjusting & Balancing (TAB).

Brian Kaupp meets all requitements to become a NEBB Certified Professional – Testing, Adjusting & Balancing (TAB).

2006

December

Charles Kaupp Jr. serves as President of FEBB

Charles Kaupp Jr. servers as President for Florida Environmental Balancing Bureau (FEBB). https://flebb.org/past-presidents/

2012

April

Brian Kaupp named President of SITA

As of 2012, Brian has acted as the President of Southern Independent Testing Agency. Under Brian’s leadership, SITA has seen continuous growth in the company, not only in sales, but in reputation as well. His wife Thesesa has also joined SITA to add support to the accounting department, run by Linda Kaupp.

2015

April

SITA celebrates 35 years of business

SITA Team discussing with clients the past and future of the industry.

2019

April

Brian Kaupp serves as President of FEBB

Brian Kaupp serves as President of the Florida Environmental Balancing Bureau. https://flebb.org/past-presidents/

2019

April

Brian Kaupp – Certified Commissioning Authority

Brian Kaupp meets all requirements and is approved as a Commissioning Authority through ACG. https://www.commissioning.org/

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