About Us

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide our customers the highest quality and the best value of service and products in the building technology industry while maintaining mutual trust and respect.


CI3 has been providing systems integration services to small, midsize, and large institutions and corporate facilities since it’s founding in Des Moines, Iowa in 1983. CI3 began business installing HVAC control systems in large commercial buildings and expanded into installing turn-key building card access control systems and video security during the early 1990s. As a result of its 35+ years of experience, the Company has developed integration skills and software applications for a variety of different security and control systems.

Our Vision

We look to provide outstanding quality, service, and value that will not only meet, but exceed your expectations.

Why Choose Us?

We bring together the latest technologies in controlled entry, lighting, security cameras, intercoms, alarms, sound masking and more to put everything right at your fingertips. We plan, install and service the controls that keep your building operating worry-free, so you can focus on what you do best!

How Do We Do It?

We know a guy! A few guys, actually. Our team specializes in planning your specific needs, with decades of experience to determine the right solution for you. From there, our skilled tech experts are set to install and service your products with the highest level of satisfaction possible. Our business is employee-owned, so each member of our team has a vested interest in exceeding your expectations. There's a reason we've been doing business for 30+ years!

Already Have It Covered?

Your existing systems may be stand-alone. We develop software that can bridge them, so you have everything you need working together in one place. We're here to make your day-to-day easier.

100% Employee Owned

Incorporated in 1983, the Company has a 35 year proven track record of sales growth and profitable operations. CI3 is experienced in small business, national, and international projects and has a long-standing and diversified client base representing a variety of industries. As a result of its many years of experience, the Company has developed integration skills and software applications for a variety of different security and control systems.

Control Installations of Iowa, Inc

CI3 is now a 100% Employee-owned ESOP and we couldn't be more proud. With a humble beginning, CI3 has grown to a company with over 120 people, with multiple locations and is recognized as a Midwest leader in the building technology industry. The trust of the customer base has allowed CI3 to be successful and our team wants to continue that trust and welcomes the challenge to meet our customer’s ever-evolving building technology needs.

Our ESOP - Our Future

Always Expanding

Automatic Entrances

Automatic Door Group is a division of CI3 that provides prefabricated packages for standard entrances along with the most elaborate custom designs for special applications. Experienced technicians are on call 24/7 to take care of your emergency automatic door needs.

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Sound Masking

SpectraSource Inc is a division of CI3 that provides sound masking, paging and mass notification / emergency communications systems to create effective and safe workplace environments.

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