“When I accepted the position at EAB over 20 years ago, the company was a small, tight knit group much like a family. I am extremely proud that we have been able to maintain the same environment while growing the company threefold. Mark Twain wrote ‘Find a job you enjoy doing, and you will never have to work a day in your life.’ I truly enjoy serving our clients with the best TAB and Commissioning experience in the industry.” – Brian LaFleur
Brian’s Time at EAB
In 2001, Brian began his career at Engineered Air Balance as a Technician after working as a HVAC installer and service technician for a number of years. Brian graduated from Lamar University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.
Over the next seven years, Brian has served on numerous projects at long-time EAB client, UT MD Anderson, and contributed to the success of the testing of the Mays Clinic Building, Alkek Expansion, and 1MC (Mid-Campus). The experience he gained out in the field was invaluable.
Brian continued to grow in his career and in 2012, he was certified as a Test and Balance Engineer by the Associated Air Balance Council.
Brian has become an expert in what he does, and is specifically trained, equipped, and technically astute in the markets he serves. As Corporate Training Manager, Brian ensures that those new to the profession are equipped with the tools and technical knowledge to deliver optimum operating facilities.
Brian currently serves as Senior Project Manager overseeing all K-12 and University projects. He is responsible for business development, technical management, and client relations with our valued K-12 and University partners in the Houston market.
Over the course of his 21 years at EAB, Brian has been involved in many projects, and has had some significant moments. Here are just a glimpse of some of his milestone projects:
As Commissioning Coordinator, Brian assisted with the facilitation of plumbing, lighting, electrical and life safety Functional Performance Testing and the facility Integrated Systems Testing of the UT MD Anderson South Campus Research Buildings 3 & 4.
As Project Manager, Brian led the team that provided Testing and Balancing services for the HVAC systems in 18 of the 23 total buildings at the ExxonMobil Campus Project. Multiple EAB teams from multiple branches came together on this project. This was one of the biggest projects in the country for a single construction schedule.
Most recently, Brian led the team that provided Testing and Balancing services for all HVAC systems, water balancing for critical lab equipment, point and sensor calibration verification, control sequence verification and sound testing of The Global Health Research Complex at Texas A&M, a 119,000 square foot Biocontainment Research Facility dedicated to improving the health of humans and animals across the globe.
Brian is dedicated to his work, his EAB teammates, and his clients. He is a leader and never leaves a project until an optimum operating facility is delivered. We are grateful to have him on our team!
More About Brian…
What is your absolute favorite thing about working for EAB?
I appreciate that at EAB, we never sacrifice quality. From the executive leadership level to the low man on the totem pole, quality is always upheld.
What is your ideal room temperature, and why?
72.0 F and 50 RH. At 50% relative humidity the air feels crisp and comfortable to me.
Which of these core values (Integrity, Quality, Consistency and Teamwork) do you most identify with, and what does it mean to you?
Integrity: I believe in shaking hands and upholding my end of the agreement.