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When integrity leads, success follows.
Integrity means doing the right thing at all times, whether or not anyone is watching. Building a reputation of integrity takes years, but it takes only a moment to lose.
At Control Southern, we believe that if you live with integrity, success will follow! There will always be those who have little integrity and seem to succeed, but eventually others cease to trust them. We instead believe that you can profit and be successful by consistently operating with integrity from the ground-up.
In 1956 Jack M. Smither Co. was established as the first dedicated manufacturer’s representative for Fisher Controls in Florida, Georgia, and East Tennessee by Jack Smither. Throughout the 60’s and 70’s the company experienced continual growth with the expansion of the Pulp and Paper industry in the Southeast.
The company became Control Southern with a name change in 1983, and in 1986 acquired the northern two-thirds of Alabama as part of their Fisher Controls representative territory.
Control Southern moved its headquarters to Suwanee, Georgia in 1995. Doug Turner took leadership of Control Southern in 2005 and remains today as the current company president.
In 2012, Control Southern was named as a Top 50 Fastest Growing and Top 100 Private Companies in Atlanta by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.
Control Southern expanded their customer offerings in 2014 by opening Mechanical Services operations in Macon, Georgia. In 2015, operations were opened in Jacksonville, Florida and 2019 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Currently, with more than 200 employees and offices across Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and Florida, Control Southern continues to provide a full scope of automation and reliability solutions to their customers in the Pulp and Paper, Power, Chemical, Oil and Gas Distribution & Transmission, HVAC, Refining, Life Sciences, Food and Beverage, Metals and Mining and OEM industries.