About Us

Cost Control Associates can help your organization get a firm grip on utility expense management. Since 1991 we have helped our clients better manage and reduce utility costs for energy (electricity, natural gas, propane and other fuel oils), water/sewer, waste removal, telecom and cellular costs.

More than 90 percent of the clients we serve have found they were paying too much for utilities. You may be, too. Our customized utility expense management services range from utility cost-cutting and procurement to budgeting and forecastingbill pay, data management and analysis, and much more. 

Our team of expert analysts averages 14 years’ tenure at Cost Control Associates. They thoroughly understand the utilities industry and work regularly with your providers. Our clients tell us they appreciate our integrity, commitment to long term relationships and superior customer care.

Watch our video for an introduction to Cost Control Associates President Keith Laake and an overview of our services.

As a full service utility expense management company, Cost Control Associates has helped clients of all types and sizes across all industry segments in the U.S. and Canada. Most of our clients fall into the following groups:

Our customized solutions include utility invoice audits to identify refunds and find cost savings, invoice processing and payment, and other consulting services.

We owe our successful track record to our:

  • Attentive service: The client’s needs are our top priority
  • Detailed approach and deep industry expertise
  • Experienced, knowledgeable analysts
  • Proprietary tools and programs that maximize results for our clients
  • Total independence from equipment sellers/installers and utility providers
  • Ability to leverage business volume and daily interaction with major suppliers to produce results and solve problems for our clients.

To learn more about utility expense management and how we can support your organization’s fiscal goals, contact us.

Read President Keith Laake’s welcome message.
Explore the story of our company on the occasion of its 25th anniversary.
Learn about career opportunities at Cost Control Associates.

“We were looking for a way to reduce unnecessary costs without taking time from our small, busy staff. Cost Control Associates looked at our energy, telecom and cellular invoices. We only had to provide a few bills and hold a few conference calls. Cost Control Associates made the process painless and found significant savings in areas where we had no idea we were over-paying.”

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City of Apache Junction
(Arizona)

“The city’s time involvement was minimal, and that was important. The review was thorough and the results worthwhile. It was a pleasure to work with the professionals at Cost Control Associates."

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City of Tempe
(Arizona)

“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.”

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Gilbert Public Schools
(Arizona)

“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.”

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Chandler Unified School District
(Arizona)

"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 (New York)

"Cost Control Associates improved our budgeting process for water, sewer, gas and electricity services across all work sites. They were already processing and paying our energy invoices. With their added 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."

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Major Satellite Provider

"Cost Control Associates made a valuable contribution towards the reduction of our utility and telecommunication costs."

C. R. Bard, Inc.

"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!"

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National Telecom Carrier

"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 Company

"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 Valley

"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!"

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Big Box Retailer

"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."

F. W. Webb Company

"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!"

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