News and Updates from Summit While we have supported Architects & Builders for many, many years, this past year, we have taken that support up quite a few notches. We now have a Design Engineer on our staff specifically tasked with helping Architects and Builders go from concept to full-on CAD integration with our automation systems incorporated into your designs. This takes all the guesswork out of your future build. Also, within the last year, we redesigned our website, and Architects and Builders were top-of-mind during the entire process. We added even more information than we already had, and [...]
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Summit Automation Newsletter - March 2021 News and Updates from Summit Summit Automation has a lot of news and updates to share! Before we do though, as always, we want to thank our amazing Customers, Associates, and Dealers/Installers for making the 4th quarter of 2020 as successful as can be expected in such an unprecedented time. We know that without all of your support and dedication, we would not be the finest automated door company in the industry. The last quarter of 2020 saw us expanding our Master Manufacturing Representatives (dealers) across the United States and internationally: CHI [...]
Summit Automation and Cantex Industries BringAutomation to Large Glass Fixtures in Quebec, Canada Mesa, Arizona – February 11, 2021 – Summit Automation, the premier window and door automation company, and Cantex Industries, a provider of quality architectural glass, are announcing a strategic partnership to provide automation to large glass fixtures in Quebec, Canada. “Opening and closing architectural class and multi-slide doors and windows can be challenging due to their weight and size”, explained Patrick (PJ) Gruetzmacher, CEO of Summit Automation. “With a push of a button, automation introduces both convenience and security to Customers, and we are [...]
Summit Automation and Solar Innovations to Form New Strategic Alliance Mesa, Arizona – February 10, 2021 – Summit Automation, the premier window and door automation company, and Solar Innovations, a leading manufacturer of the highest quality doors, windows, skylights, and glazed structures, are excited to announce today a new strategic alliance to jointly offer large window and door automation offerings. “For many years, automating very large windows and doors has been a challenge, but with Summit Automation’s motors and full systems, this can be accomplished successfully” said Patrick (PJ) Gruetzmacher, CEO of Summit Automation. “Partnering [...]
Summit Automation and CHI Builders Expand Operations to Southern California Mesa, Arizona – February 9, 2021 – Summit Automation, the premier window and door automation company, and CHI Builders, expert automation installers, are pleased to announce today the expansion of their products and services offerings in the Palm Desert region of Southern California. “We are very excited that CHI Builders has opened a new branch of its Southern California Division in Palm Desert to serve Customers locally” said Patrick (PJ) Gruetzmacher, CEO of Summit Automation. “By establishing a physical presence, CHI Builders is now able [...]
Summit Automation - Q4 2020 Newsletter The Case for Automation Given the pandemic crisis, my trips to Window and Door Dealers’ showrooms have been basically virtual, except for the last few weeks. For those that I have visited, I want to thank you for allowing me to come in and support you. For those I haven’t visited, I’m coming eventually! One of the resounding, fairly common questions I have heard from the dealers is, “How do I convince a Customer to automate their doors?” As we all know, by the time a Customer hits a showroom, it may [...]
What is UL 325, and Why is it Important for Summit Automation? UL 325 is the national standard that addresses the automatic operation of doors. Who is UL? UL, or Underwriters Laboratories Inc., is a not-for profit organization established in 1894, which is self-described as “the leading third-party certification organization in the United States and the largest in North America.” UL’s primary stated mission is “to evaluate products in the interest of public safety.” There are other testing laboratories and certification organizations in the United States, but UL is the most well-known. For products within the scope of the [...]
Summit Automation Newsletter – July 2020 New at Summit Automation My name is PJ Gruetzmacher, CEO for Summit Automation. Welcome to the first ever edition of our newsletter. We are planning to send (and post on our website) a quarterly newsletter, and share monthly video updates with you. We hope you will find them informative and interesting. Our NEW Facility The tenant improvements are coming along very nicely! As many of you know, we outgrew our Tempe location and we moved to Mesa, AZ. Adding a dedicated training center for installers has been a priority. Our NEW Products [...]