About Us

Automated Controls, Inc. was founded in 1994 by Thomas “TJ” LaFlam with a direction of providing the highest quality service in the building automation industry. What started as a single person working out of a home garage has grown in to an almost 50 employee DVBE/SBE company with offices in San Diego and Los Angeles. 

As the years have passed and we have grown, so has the technology- which means we have grown with knowledge and experience as well! Whether you are looking for a way to cut your HVAC costs, increase energy efficiency, increase site monitoring, or simplify the operations of your building, Automated Controls has a solution for you.

From HVAC Controls, Lighting Controls, CCTV Systems, Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, and Card Access Systems we are one of the largest systems integrators in Southern California.









To provide the highest level of service at the greatest value for Commercial, Industrial, and Government buildings.


Constant growth and learning to keep up with the industry technology and innovation to make buildings smarter, healthier, and more energy efficient while not sacrificing the comfort of tenants.


Our mission at Automated Controls, Inc. is to provide building automation solutions for commercial , industrial, laboratory, school, and government facilities while providing the highest level of service at the greatest value. This is accomplished through our honesty, integrity, and genuine desire to help our clients.