BRD was founded in 1975 by Bernard R. “Bud” Deschaine. Bud had the entrepreneurial spirit, vision, and experience to create and grow a company dedicated to meeting customer needs for reliable solutions to challenging problems in the HVAC noise and vibration control field.
Starting as a company representing a portfolio of noise and vibration control brands, BRD evolved to become an acoustic design and manufacturing firm when Kris Kollevoll purchased the company in the 1980s. Soon after, BRD launched its flagship Hushcore® brand. Throughout Kris’s tenure, he proudly continued Bud’s vision, continually releasing new Hushcore system developments designed to solve a spectrum of HVAC noise and vibration challenges.
In 2006, BRD expanded its geographic reach beyond the Philadelphia, PA area, becoming a premier North American acoustic designer and manufacturer offering innovative solutions for HVAC noise and vibration control challenges. When Tim McNair took over BRD operations in 2017, he helped form an executive leadership team dedicated to the continued commitment and focus on problem definition and practical solutions.
Today, BRD offers the broadest range of noise and vibration control products manufactured to exacting specifications. As a result, Hushcore has become an unrivaled and leading brand in the HVAC acoustics industry.
OUR BUSINESS MODEL
Plan and Spec
Our plan and spec services are inherently different than most in our industry. We provide consultative analysis and design services to support Architects, MEP, Acoustical Consultants, and Design/Build Contractors in specifying cost-effective solutions to keep mechanical equipment quiet. Our consulting work “payment” is permission to be Basis of Design (BOD) for sound/vibration treatments needed to meet project-driven acceptance criteria for building and property line sound levels.
Post-Construction Troubleshooting and Remediation
We also specialize in owner-direct or negotiated projects. Working directly with the building owner or construction team, we troubleshoot and implement effective remediation treatments for post-construction HVAC noise and vibration control challenges.
JUST RIGHT ACOUSTICS
Our Just Right Acoustics™ commitment promises to deliver prescriptive minimum design solutions according to your objective criteria with performance accountability. We never over- or under-design. Instead, we complete a thorough due diligence process, including modeling, performance specification, and noise control schedules to ensure our solution will meet your expectations. We are an experienced acoustics resource you can depend on for reliable HVAC acoustic design and manufacturing solutions that are just right.
We are committed to meeting or exceeding the needs of our customers by providing quality products, exceptional service, and innovation. By providing the highest value, we ensure our team’s continued success collectively and as individuals.
CORE VALUES AT BRD NOISE AND VIBRATION CONTROL
Pursuit of Knowledge
CURRENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Our company is well respected in the industry and our biggest challenge is finding talented professionals to join our team as we grow the company. We have a proven track record of promoting from-with-in.