About C&J

Building Solutions

We have over 35 years of helping clients with using building technology to meet their business needs and improving comfort, safety, and productivity where they work, live and play.

Key Benefits We Provide Owners

Building Technology to Generate Revenue

Projects spec’d right and installed correctly produce the best ROI.

System Reliability

We design for and install high quality systems configured right for a space.

Service Responsiveness

Customers can count on C&J quickly responding to and resolving issues.

We Bring Buildings To Life

With every project, C&J Building Solutions is keenly aware that a commercial building has two important purposes. It is to be a profitable component of an owner’s real estate portfolio while also being a highly functional utility of comfort, convenience, and safety for the occupants that live in, work at, or otherwise experience the facility.

With that perspective that goes beyond just the factual specs of a building and its systems, the C&J team has the expertise to ensure the automation and control systems that a building needs are correctly identified, designed, installed, configured, monitored, and maintained. And, when a system has come to the end of its usefulness, C&J is able to retrofit a new system in place with as little disruption as possible.

Using technology to increase your revenue

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Design and Spec Better

C&J helps commercial designers with the tough decisions about building system layouts, specifications, and providers.

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Install and Configure Better

C&J ensures all automation and control systems are properly set up to work together for the needs of occupants.

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Monitor and Maintain Better

C&J makes sure building managment is able to easily monitor all systems to resolve issues asap and plan retrofits.

Combined Years Experience

Completed Projects

Chris DeSoto, LEED AP

Chris DeSoto, LEED AP

Principal

Chris has 18 years in the building systems & technology industry. He was born overseas, but grew up in the Richmond, VA area and started his professional career as an application engineer in the HVAC industry in DC after graduating from Virginia Tech with a mechanical engineering degree. He has held roles with progressively increasing responsibility, leading both sales and operations team, for HVAC and Life Safety businesses, across multiple markets across the east coast. His last role prior to helping create C&J Building Solutions was with Johnson Controls leading the local HVAC and Life safety sales teams in central Virginia supporting the owners, contractors, and consulting engineers.

Joe Martinez

Joe Martinez

Principal

Joe has 17 years in the building systems & technology industry. He was born and raised in Central, Pa and started his professional career as Controls Designer in the HVAC industry in Richmond, VA after graduating from Penn College of Technology with degrees in Building Automation, Electrical Technology & Electro-Mechanical Maintenance. He has held roles with progressively increasing responsibility, leading both operation and engineering teams, for HVAC and Life Safety businesses, across central VA. He has a strong track record of developing technicians and delivering high quality projects for his customers. His last role prior to helping create C&J Building Solutions was with Johnson Controls leading the local HVAC and Life safety operations team in Central VA.

“Our goal is to always deliver high quality solutions that local customers have come to expect from us. That is the local brand we’ve created in the Central Virginia market for years!”

Chris DeSoto and Joe Martinez

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