Building Intelligence

A Message From Our Company

During the Pandemic

​Our hearts go out to everyone during this difficult time as we face this horrible pandemic.  We are currently still “open” for business and are utilizing every effort to operate remotely as much as possible. 


We value and have taken the Maryland Strong: Back to Business Pledge.  We are in this together.  Please let us know if we can be of assistance in keeping your facility's electrical or mechanical systems operable and efficient.

Sherri Simms


Updated 5/22/2020

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For several years prior to starting their own company in 2014, Sherri and Leroy Simms realized there are a lot of holes in the commercial mechanical and electrical industries and started gathering the necessities to start their own business to help address these issues.   Together with their desire to help the environment, Sherri's background in probability, statistics, programming, business administration and management, and Leroy's over 15 years of field experience in HVAC and Building Automation Systems, performing energy calculations and audits, multiple certifications and licenses in those and related fields, ABI Advantage LLC (ABI) was born. 




ABI provides unbiased, trustworthy, high-quality, custom-tailored solutions focusing on both the energy and operational perspectives of powered equipment in commercial and industrial facilities.  Using a holistic approach and keeping the ever-evolving Internet of Things (IoT) in mind, ABI designs solutions with the best combination of functionality, efficiency, environmental impact, comfort and ease of use for each facility.  





Certified Energy Manager (CEM) 

Certified Building Commissioning Professional (CBCP) 

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP) 

Building Construction License 

Electrical Master's License 

HVAC Master's License 

Natural Gas Fitter Master's License

Women-Owned Small Business



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