3516 Mayland Court
Richmond, VA 23233

(804) 527-1600


Our Clients Speak About Their Experiences with FSI

Williams Mullen

FSI came recommended to us through our wiring vendor during the planning phases of the soon to be constructed Williams Mullen Center. This proved to be an invaluable suggestion as FSI quickly ramped up and grasped where we were trying to go with our new centralized server room. They were able to seamlessly partner with the general contractor and our I.T. staff to produce what has been a very efficient and ideally designed space that continues to meet our firms needs. They have also continued to share their expertise through an annual maintenance contract. The equipment and systems are regularly serviced while being constantly monitored and due to this, we have experienced no major service issues since the move. We appreciate the support and service that FSI provides in such a critical area of our business.

Barry A. Simmerman
Director of Facilities
Williams Mullen

Virginia's Community Colleges

You couldn't ask for a better partner in your facility design, build or maintenance project than Facility Support. They do one thing, and do it very well - data centers. The Facility Support staff are extremely knowledgeable and aware of industry technology and best practices, but more importantly they know what works based on experience across a wide client base. Facility Support's model of being the single point of contact for lifecycle of your project eases the burden on your organization for decision making and overall accountability. Because of their specialization and focus on this industry, they have built strong partnerships and more importantly trusts with related industry vendors and trades. This comes through in the end result giving you confidence to stand behind your investment. I can't recommend Nelson and his staff enough for the work they have done and will continue to do with our organization.

Brian Viscuso
Lead, Enterprise Systems Engineering
Information Technology Services
Virginia's Community Colleges

Allianz Global Assistance

We currently manage three private data centers, and Facility Support, Inc. has been instrumental in the design, build and maintenance of them all. The company provides us with highly qualified monitoring of all facility related infrastructure and is under contract as our first responder when issues arise.

From concept to implementation, their expertise is evident in their design experience, their ability to find solutions within our budget, and their intricate knowledge of everything data center related. I rely on their partnership and input to make any facility related decisions, from large components such as generator plants, to small items such as power distribution. They remain current on emerging technologies and are flexible enough to consider multiple solutions to address any opportunity.

I would highly recommend their services, and would not build a facility without them.

Mark D. Ryder
Director, IT Operations, USA
Allianz Global Assistance

Highwoods Properties

Over the last fourteen years you and your firm have been an integral member of our successful design, construction and facilities management team. Your consistent ability to create both cost effective and reliable data centers has helped set us apart from our competition in the Richmond market.

We strongly recommend Facility Support, Inc. to any potential client who may be contemplating a new small or large data center. In today's rapidly changing data processing environment, creating a cost effective, fully coordinated, and reliable system can be a difficult task. Facility Support's experience and commitment to an overall quality process, ranging from design concept all the way through commissioning, provides their customers with dependable practical solutions that are tailored to their specific needs.

Hank Robertson
Director of Operations
Highwoods Properties

Wells Fargo Corporate Properties Group

I would strongly recommend Facility Support. Their business model enables clients to take advantage of design, permitting, construction, purchase and integration of systems into data centers seamlessly and with one source of accountability. Their staff does a tremendous job of leveraging their model to prevent an owner having to play judge and jury between various trades, designers, or engineering firms. They are aggressive about keeping down their overhead, which keeps them very competitive on cost. They also team very effectively with technology partners, commissioning agents and operational engineering staff to give the client confidence in the final results. The final word on Facility Support is that their projects work and continue working for the long haul.

Bill Hailey, LEED, AP
Wells Fargo Corporate Properties Group

Dominion Hosting Services, Dominion Enterprises (formerly Trader Publishing)

I think about Facility Support and you (Nelson Dawson) often. You and your company are top drawer. You were always there when we needed you and you told it like it was. I always knew you had our best interests at heart and I trusted you. That trust proved to be well founded. The work you guys did was on time, on budget, and completed in a professional manner. In all my years of relying on vendors for various services, I can think of none who surpassed you and Facility Support in terms of value. I'll never forget how you got us out of various pickles (Hurricane Isabel, our landlord, and our subsidiary on the west coast). I look forward to continuing my relationship with you.

Joe Fuller
Dominion Hosting Services, Dominion Enterprises (formerly Trader Publishing)

Lender Processing Services

The data center infrastructure designed by Facility Support Inc. was a key reason our company chose the location for our disaster recovery center. The 7500+ sq foot raise floor is supported by a well designed parallel, redundant electrical distribution system providing multiple paths of power to critical loads without power disruptions while being simple to operate/maintain and flexible enough to meet the growth of our business. Since migrating to the site 20 months ago, there have been zero unplanned power disruptions to the mission critical loads, as a critical facilities manager that is always the goal.

Ken Coll
Lender Processing Services
Critical Facilities Manager

BB&T Mission Critical Services

I highly recommend Facility Support. We completed a complex electrical and HVAC infrastructure project in a downtown Richmond high rise utilizing the design build method. They worked collaboratively with us and the general contractor to complete the project on a short timeline and under budget. We were so pleased with their work, that we have awarded them the HVAC maintenance contract.

Dan O'Hara
Chief Engineer
BB&T Mission Critical Services

Luck Stone Corporation

Facility Support did an incredible job planning and managing our new data center within Luck Stone's new corporate office project. They delivered on every promise and the up front strategic planning enabled a very smooth cutover to the new center. It is a first class data center with built in redundancy with 100% uptime since we moved in January 2008.

Scott Spivey
Infrastructure Project Manager, Luck Stone Corporation

WattShifters LLC

Net Telcos began working with Facility Support back in early 2000. With Facility Support's assistance and recommendations, Net Telcos leased an older data center facility in Glen Allen, VA, and retrofitted it to current standards in power, HVAC, fire suppression, and network connections. Facility Support served as our general contractor for the project, and also provided on-going single point of contact support for Net Telcos going forward. Net Telcos had one 24x7 number we could call for support on the generator, switchgear, UPS, fire suppression, and HVAC systems. Not only was this service a convenience, but was a cost savings versus hiring this expertise in house.

More recently with my new company WattShifters, LLC, dealing with electrical cooperatives, we had been contracted to supply a business plan to retrofit another data center facility in southern VA. Again, Facility Support served as our one stop shop for designing and costing out all requirements relating to the budgeting process.

It's been a pleasure working with Nelson Dawson and his staff over the years, and I would not hesitate to recommend them to any business large or small, requiring data center infrastructure expertise.

Dan Hermes (former Owner, NetTelcos)
CEO WattShifters LLC

CB Richard Ellis

Nelson, please accept my thanks for all that you have done over the past few years to help me out with my data room and generator issues at multiple properties. I do not know what I would do without the expertise and service you have provided. The building owners have been pleased and so have all my tenants that you have provided services for. Thanks to your help we have kept several large companies up and running without a hitch through several near-disasters.

Judy Guild, CPM
CB Richard Ellis

University of Richmond

Facility Support, Inc. has performed work related to data centers and computing laboratories at the University of Richmond for nearly twenty years. The work has varied from installing small UPS systems in support of our telecommunications equipment to completely revamping the electrical, mechanical, and backup power to our main and back-up data centers.

The last two projects were the data centers which gave us adequate capacity for current needs as well as those anticipated for the next five to seven years. Of significant note, we had planned downtime for changeover to the new infrastructure measured in hours, not days.

The expertise that Facility Support, Inc. provides is best seen in the questions they ask at the beginning of the job to understand our real needs, and the ability to guide our decisions based on the best industry practices. Their support during and after the projects is thoroughly professional, and they are available at all times to answer questions or otherwise resolve problems that occasionally crop up in data centers.

Suffice it to say that I am pleased with our choice to work with Facility Support, Inc.

George Souleret, P.E.
University Engineer
University of Richmond