When Santa Claus and his senior management team at Santa’s Workshops, Inc., closed the books on Christmas 2015, they were sad to see they had once again exceeded their utility budget. Seemingly endless supplies of energy were required to keep the toy factories...
Last year’s holiday gift suggestions were such a hit, we decided to do it again. All of us at Cost Control Associates know how difficult it can be to find the perfect holiday gift for that special someone. To help with your holiday shopping, we offer this list...
We hope you’ll enjoy this story about the company, its people and how it all came to be. Cost Control Associates was established in October 1991 when Keith Laake, founder and president, opened doors for business. Having recently been downsized from his job as chief...
It’s been estimated that American schools, grades K-12, spend as much as $8 billion a year on energy. Next to salaries, it is one of the largest expenses, but it is also one of the few expenses that can be decreased without affecting educational quality. Many...
By Bonnie Ellis, Cost Control Associates Today’s organizations need a flexible, fully functioning phone system that grows with your employees, locations and services. You may depend on your phones for communications, alarm systems, fax machines and credit card...
“The analysis was well worth any effort on our part. School districts are stretched pretty thin these days; we were happy when Cost Control Associates found opportunities for refunds and savings. I give them a ‘10’ on their overall services. They were easy to work with, too.”
Chandler Unified School District (Arizona)June 10, 2016
"We have recommended Cost Control Associates’ services to other AAA branches. We would certainly recommend them to any company or organization looking to reduce costs and find assurance that their utility and telephone accounts are billed correctly."
AAA Hudson ValleyMarch 18, 2016
"Our previous energy bill payer had assured us they were providing a constant close review of our rates and overall services. Cost Control Associates made a big impression when they found energy cost savings that added up to six figures!"
"We hired Cost Control Associates to improve our budgeting process for water, sewer, gas and electric services across all worksites. They were already processing and paying our energy invoices,so it made sense to learn about their Budgeting and Forecasting Services. With their support, we enhanced our budgeting accuracy and gained ability to adjust utility values as needed. Cost Control delivers a timely, accurate result—and their people are always pleasant to work with."
"Cost Control Associates reduced our telephone bill costs. Their audit was thorough and comprehensive. Every aspect of our telecom services was reviewed for errors. It was a very worthwhile project."
Coca-Cola Bottling CompanyMarch 18, 2016
"It is the expert recommendations of Cost Control Associates’ staff, on a continual basis, that ease the administrative strain of trying to stay abreast of regulation, deregulation, consolidations, competition and technology."
Town of Queensbury, NYApril 14, 2016
"Cost Control Associates showed us that a one-size-fits-all reverse auction process does not always produce the best results. We abandoned the reverse auction results for Cost Control Associates’ RFP process. They tripled the savings the reverse auction process produced!"
“We were impressed that Cost Control Associates’ efforts produced refunds and annual savings of more than $40,000. The greatest value is knowing we are now accurately billed by the utility and telecom companies.”
"We had already made good progress in tracking and controlling energy costs on our own, so we questioned whether Cost Control Associates could do any better. The $2.5 million in annual savings that they found was quite an answer!"
"Cost Control Associates recommended and implemented changes in local calling plans that resulted in significant savings for our company. We found Cost Control Associates to be prompt and detailed in their reporting and their employees very professional and courteous."