LVC Contracting is an integrator that offers a wide range of services. They have been in business for over 20 years and are known for their fast payment process, general policies and great work. They are usually a subcontractor but have worked on jobs as the main contractor as well. You can see some of the projects that they have worked on by exploring their job history.
The company’s history is a story of an entrepreneurial leap of faith, with an emphasis on never standing still and pushing forward. It began as an installation division of the fire suppression company J.N. Johnson Sales & Service, founded by John Goodwyne, in 1982. Goodwyne needed to either find a subcontractor or start a separate division to install fire alarms. “He decided to go with the latter,” says Jeff Nelson, CFO of LVC Companies Inc.
With a focus on growth, the company expanded into fire alarm LVC Contracting and life safety, as well as structured cabling, and moved into the Phoenix area in 2009. Today it has regional offices in northern Minnesota and southeast, western Wisconsin and Arizona, and operates six different divisions—fire alarm and life safety; a vast array of security offerings; IT infrastructure and A/V; and fire protection, including commercial kitchen hood systems, sprinklers, special hazard and portable extinguishers; and design and engineering.
One of their newest initiatives is system health monitoring, a software tool that helps customers track and troubleshoot equipment issues. The tool provides notifications when a system needs attention or is experiencing an issue and allows technicians to log in remotely to resolve the problem. It’s a significant expansion of their hosted and managed services that they plan to increase significantly over the next two years.
Another major initiative is expanding their presence in Latin America, where they have built a team that speaks Spanish, which will help them better serve the market. They have also established a network of local partners in the region and are working with the military to better understand what the market needs.
Glenn Goodman, senior vice president of LVC Solutions Group at Alion Science and Technology, said in a statement that demand is growing for sophisticated integrated Live, Virtual and Constructive (LVC) mission systems. He said the systems allow warfighters to train as they fight, increasing efficiencies and proficiencies while reducing operational risk.
As LVC continues to grow and expand, their focus on giving back to their community has not diminished. They are involved with a number of local organizations, including Ronald McDonald House Charities, Am Vets, Can Do Canines and the Boys and Girls Clubs. LVC also supports their employees through educational scholarships, a yearly employee picnic and many other programs. They have also been active with the Rochester, MN chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction and participated in STEAM Summit 2017, where they introduced high school students to the industry and careers. “Our goal is to keep kids interested in science, technology, engineering and math,” says Nelson.