Our Story

CriticalCxE is a professional services firm specializing in technical Commissioning, Engineering and Owners Representation services in support of our mission critical clients. Founded on the vision of representing our clients best interest in the design, construction, commissioning and operation of their critical facilities, CriticalCxE is dedicated to ensuring that vision and intent are realized from initial concept through design, construction, commissioning and on-going operations. CCxE brings a unique blend of professionals together who have the in-depth engineering, installation, commissioning and operational experience to address today’s complex and dynamic Mission Critical Systems. Our experience commissioning some of the largest and most complex mission critical facilities around the country has provided us the unique perspective to know what works and what doesn’t.

Our Company

CriticalCxE was founded in 2017 to provide best in class Mission Critical Commissioning and Engineering services across the United States and overseas in support of our clients missions. Our team is based out of Annapolis, MD with locations at Ft. Meade, Orlando FL, San Antonio TX and Salt Lake City UT. Our business is continually growing, along with our staff, who are some of the most experienced Commissioning Agents, Engineers and Technicians within the industry.


Built on the concept that the foundation needed to create a well-rounded Commissioning an Engineering company requires a diverse and unique set of professionals, CCxE has gone to great lengths to employ only the best Professional Engineers, technical experts and certified Commissioning Agents available that meet our high standards of integrity, experience and professionalism.

These professionals have years of experience working across the globe on some of the most complex mission critical facilities.

We have experience across all facets of the facility life cycle from geographic site selection, developing Program of Requirements (POR), serving as Technical Advisors for IT infrastructure support systems, MEP designers/Peer Reviews and Commissioning for MEP/FP/IT and Security Systems.

The CCxE team has the proven range and experience to support any method of project delivery for any size project – we are equally comfortable supporting individual IDF/MDF server room expansions, fast track up-fit project, traditional design-build / design-bid-build projects and large scale, long term facility/campus development projects.

The CCxE team has collectively worked together providing Commissioning, Technical Advisory, Engineering and Owners Representation services on Mission Critical Facility projects valued at over $2.2B in the past 7 years alone.

Our experience bridges multiple market sectors, including but not limited to: Government, Banking, Healthcare, Transportation, Education and Research.


Meet our Team

Scott Hoover: Owner
Scott Hoover began his construction career 35 years ago, with his first data center project completed for MCI in 1987. In 1993 Scott formed a company called Advanced Technical Solutions (ATS). ATS grew from a small start-up services firm to a premier data center solutions firm serving customers throughout the United States. ATS developed a partnership with IBM and collaborated on a number of projects with IBM technology infrastructure units. In 2007 Scott sold portions of ATS to a national technology infrastructure company looking to acquire key components of ATS business lines. This enabled Scott to focus on building DCS which he had started a year before. Scott is a graduate of Penn State University with a degree in Architectural Engineering.

Eric Hebel: PE, LEED AP, CxA: VP Operations
Mr. Hebel has more than 22 years of experience as a Mechanical Engineer, Director of Commissioning, and Project Manager with a focus on mission critical facilities. An experienced team leader, he has expertise in strategic planning and design, CFD modeling, facility assessments, gap analysis, life cycle cost analysis, and comprehensive building commissioning. This diverse experience in the design and commissioning of complex multi-discipline projects provides a deep insight and understanding of the interdependencies of today’s complex building systems.

Dave Wyrick: VP Business Development Dave possesses 30 years of experience in the construction industry, and 21 years focused on data centers and other mission critical facilities. Mr. Wyrick’s experience includes inside and outside plant design, meet-me-room design, carrier negotiations, project management and now focuses on business development.
Heather Calton: Director of Marketing Heather possesses over 17 years of experience in the construction and data center markets and has vast knowledge in event management, digital marketing and creative design. As Marketing Director for DCS Data Centers, Heather is responsible for the company’s marketing and communications strategies as well as the overall branding image.