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CriticalCxE is an industry leader in design services, owner representation and commissioning of mission critical facilities, data centers and other high-tech facilities.

CCxE: Mastering Mission Critical Facilities

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 Story

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.

Our Philosophy is: If you don't test it, you don't know.

This philosophy is the core to our approach in all we do.  To validate normal/emergency operation, redundancy, concurrent maintenance or fault tolerance and ensuring the Owners Project Requirements are met, the only way to accomplish that is to test the facility.  Sounds simple.  Its not.  Each project presents its own unique requirements to achieve the end result:  Uptime.

Experience tells us the more time invested in design, planning and testing, the greater the return and benefit over the time of facility operation.  Commissioning is not just a process; Successfully employed, it establishes the very core (foundation?) to your belief in your facilities ability to successfully operate day to day and continue to support business operations when the next event occurs to test your systems resiliency.  Commissioning is the baseline/foundation of which facility confidence is built.


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.

Dave Wyrick, VP Business Development

Dave Wyrick possesses 36 years of experience in the construction industry, and 26 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.

Eric Hebel, PE, LEED AP, CxA: VP Opperations

Eric Hebel is a registered professional engineer with over 22 years of experience in design, construction and commissioning with a focus on mission critical facilities. An experienced team leader, responsible for ensuring the delivery of multiple projects in diverse geographic locations, he has expertise in client management, strategic planning and design, CFD modeling, facility assessments, gap analysis, life-cycle cost analysis, and comprehensive building commissioning.