About Us

Where we’ve been and where we’re going

Founded in 1978 by Robert Vogt Sr., Automatic Controls is a second-generation family business that started by providing support and installation of pneumatic controls. As building technology changed, we evolved our focus to DDC control systems. In 1990, we became the Automated Logic Dealer for Eastern Missouri and are thrilled to be continuing our partnership moving forward. We serve the eastern half of Missouri including the greater St. Louis area, Columbia, Ste. Genevieve, Cape Girardeau, and Jefferson City.
We use our system to control and optimize energy consumption in commercial properties, such as schools, universities, hospitals, data centers, and office buildings.
Our innovative, user-friendly automation system combined with pre/post-sale customer service has served to sustain our reputation. We utilize our experience with a wide variety of buildings and requirements to create custom solutions for every need.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide the best building automation systems in the industry with customer service as our focus. Our vision is to become the technical leader of energy solutions through the power of simplicity.

Our continued growth has made it more and more important for us to clarify the core values that define our culture and who we are as an organization.

Our Core Values

We make wise decisions (people, technical, business) despite challenges.
We think about our actions before taking them.

We listen well, so that we can better understand.
We are concise and state facts that we know are true.

We challenge existing ideas and find better approaches.
We find practical solutions to difficult problems.

We support our people and the partners we work with.
We believe that all ACES team members have our best interest in mind.

We provide products and services that we stand behind.
We choose partners that provide the highest industry standards.

We treat people the same no matter their position.
We embrace each other’s unique talents and work styles.

Our Leadership


Justin Vogt, President of Automatic Controls Equipment Systems, Inc., worked alongside his father since he was a young teenager. He was fascinated by business and its inner workings. Starting as a technician, Justin quickly rose to become a Project Manager, gaining knowledge in every level of the business.

His field and project management experience allow him to offer guidance on the technical side of the business; meanwhile, his degree in business administration helps him run the managerial side of the business, giving him the insight and understanding to plan the company's future and lead us by example in hands-on customer support.

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