Fidelity was founded in 1945 as a single-source mechanical engineering and contracting firm that introduced air conditioning to a new
This transformed building services, and we’ve been on the leading edge ever since.
Fidelity Engineering was founded by Clarence Hottel Sr. as a Full-Service Commercial/ Industrial Design-Build Mechanical Contractor serving the Baltimore, MD and metropolitan market.
Fidelity became a regional leader in providing turn-key data center construction specializing in temperature & humidity control, precision power, fire protection and emergency/back up power.
Fidelity was named the exclusive Distributor and Service Provider for Kohler Generators in Maryland and Delaware. The Power Systems Group was formed as a division of Fidelity Engineering.
Fidelity wins Kohler Generator’s Industrial Distributor of the Year Award.
The Power Systems Group expanded their exclusive Kohler Generator territory to all of Virginia. A Fidelity sales and service office was opened in Richmond. VA.
Fidelity purchases a 53,000 sq. ft. building in Sparks, MD (Hunt Valley area) which becomes their Headquarters Building.
The Mechanical Services Group expands into Northern VA.
The Power Systems Group wins Kohler’s Residential Distributor of the Year Award.
Fidelity begins their acquisition/operation plan through strategic partnerships and acquisitions.
Central Tech Services, a company specializing in central plant chillers and overhauls, enters into partnership with Fidelity.
Eneractive Solutions, an energy consulting and project implementation company, is formed as a joint venture headquartered in NJ and serving the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast commercial/Industrial energy markets.
Fidelity rebrands two operating groups, forming Fidelity Mechanical Services and Fidelity Power Systems companies.
Fidelity Mechanical Services opens a Beltsville, MD service and sales office to cover the Washington, DC market.
Benchmark Automation and Controls, a TAC/Schneider VAR, is formed to bring an intense focus on systems integration. (Originally part of Fidelity Mechanical Services)
Westridge Energy, an energy monitoring company, was purchased by Fidelity and subsequently integrated into Eneractive Solutions.
Dave Lanphar appointed CEO (previously President), Carmine Mistichelli, appointed President-Fidelity Mechanical Services (Previously Vice President) and Jim Slechta appointed President-Fidelity Power Systems (previously Vice President).
Eneractive Solutions purchased by Edison Energy, a division of Edison International.
Fidelity Power Systems wins the Kohler Industrial Distributor of the Year Award.
Martin J. Braun Mechanical Contractors, a leader in specialized government contracting, was purchased by Fidelity.
HVAC Concepts, a Honeywell-Tridium and Distech Systems Integrator with a state-of-the-art digital monitoring center, was purchased by Fidelity.
HVAC Concepts digital monitoring center becomes the evening/weekend call center for all Fidelity’s service companies.
Fidelity’s Executive Team is expanded - Carmine Mistichelli is appointed Chief Operating Officer of Mechanical Services and Building Automation business units, and two new partners join the team: Mike Roppolo, Chief Corporate Development Officer and Guy Barron, Chief Human Resources Officer.
Fidelity Engineering (parent company) begins their 75th year by rebranding with a more inclusive name; Fidelity Building Services Group.
Star Service, Inc. (Houston, TX, New Orleans, LA, Mobile, AL and Jackson, MS), a premier leader in HVAC maintenance, service and retrofit, was purchased by Fidelity, significantly expanding Fidelity’s footprint into the Southeast and Southwest markets.