Our Story Begins in 1976...
MHS Technologies, also known as Mountain Heritage Systems, started in 1976 as an electrical installation and Control Systems company. Shortly afterwards, we expanded our business into low voltage alarm systems and lighting control. Those initial lighting control systems were installed using General Electric Relay controls that were very advanced for the time. From the very beginning our goal has been to offer our customers the most innovative and latest technologies.
In 1977, MHS entered into the electrical supply business along with a retail lighting and home appliance showroom that remained open for nearly 20 years. During that time, the low voltage alarm and lighting control business grew to include installation of audio/video systems, access control, and video surveillance systems. It was very clear that our greatest potential lie in the custom residential and commercial low voltage security and entertainment markets. In 1994, as the lighting and electrical supply was winding down, we were aggressively adding personnel with backgrounds in computers, networking, audio engineering, and PLC programming. With new focus and the personnel to meet the technical demands of the time, MHS was prepared to begin the next chapter.
MHS Technologies continued to add products and services to our ever growing portfolio over the next several years. In 1996, we became a Lite Touch dealer and began what is still today one of our largest installations in Chattanooga, TN. This also marked a milestone as it was the first time we traveled out of the high country to work on the primary residence of one of our seasonal customers. Shortly afterwards, MHS further enhanced our automation and control system offerings by partnering with the industry leading company AMX. At this point in our history we had the products, people, and experience to complete the most sophisticated of installations.
From our beginnings, we at MHS are proud of the company we have become today. Our commitment, experience, and hard work have paid off in recent years with recognition in national publications and with several industry awards. 2011 marks 35 years of serving the ever changing needs of our customers. Technology changes nearly daily, but our signature personal service, work ethic, and pursuit of perfection remain constant. We are excited to see what the future holds!!!