DEC Business Makes Buildings ‘Smart,’ Companies Sustainable

Most companies that could benefit from the services of Androm Industries might not yet be aware that they need them.

Located in the Dublin Entrepreneurial Center, Androm Industries’ CEO Trace Johnson and COO David Humphrey engineer smart buildings after taking a look at a company’s blueprints and turning them into a three-dimensional model.

From there, Androm Industries designs methods, which allow mobile devices to adjust the HVAC system, for example. Other applications, provide spatial configurations and maintenance management tools. They call it “building logic through Building Logic.”

Johnson says Androm customizes its solutions by researching a business’ industry first. After gaining thorough knowledge of the industry, Androm is able to create the most efficient products and solutions to meet specific needs.

Humphrey, in addition to his experiences as an instructor, has a background in business development, and provides his expertise in architectural design and technical drafting management.

In addition to “smart” buildings, Androm Industries is expanding into sustainable buildings and has added a new division, EcoStream Water Recycling, which provides water filtration and recycling for various industries, including the gas and oil industry, and has multiple pending patents for its water-recycling technology.

“We use magnetism and UV light to remediate various contaminants from water,” says Johnson, who invented the processes. A graduate of The Ohio State University and Central Ohio Technical College, Johnson and Humphrey, who was an instructor at COTC, met while volunteering for an egg-drop competition at COTC’s College of Engineering about five years ago.

A professional inventor for the last seven years, Johnson’s newest innovation – through EcoStream Gas & Oil – recycles fracking water using electricity rather than chemicals. He says it eliminates the hauling of up to 600 truckloads of fresh water to worksites and 500 truckloads of waste to deep-well injection sites by the reuse of fracking water.

“It’s an average of 5.8 million gallons of water saved per well,” Johnson says.

Located in the DEC since January, Johnson and Humphrey say the facility has proved to be a great location for their business and has allowed them to collaborate on projects with other tenants.

For more information, visit

Leave a Reply