A Wealth of Experience
in Energy Systems & Technology
BEMA is a cloud-based software company with the knowledge and experience to help you
proactively manage your building’s HVAC system operation and energy spend with confidence
Our leadership team has more than fifteen decades of combined experience in HVAC and technology solutions, plus a strategic partnership with one of the largest mechanical and energy solution providers in the world, including:
Mesa Energy Systems
Charlie began his HVAC career in 1978, working for five years with various mechanical construction companies as a sheet metal worker, operations manager and sales engineer. Recognizing the need for high-caliber contractors in California’s growing construction industry, he founded Mesa in 1983 and played an integral role in the company’s growth from a small business with a solid reputation into a forward-looking, best-in-class service energy solutions contractor specializing in HVAC.
In 1998 Mesa launched the first ever mobile dispatching software system for technicians. $36 million was raised by Fieldxcentrix, Inc. (software company Mesa created) through venture capitalists. Fieldcentrix was sold to Astea International in 2004.
In 2012 he became convinced that the next frontier for buildings was maintaining building performance via continuous FDD (Fault Detection Diagnostics). For 6 years he and his team of experts reviewed and tested most of the systems on the market and were left disappointed and with the sense that no technology on the market had the complete solution to building performance and energy. In 2018 he founded Building Response Platform, LLC, a Delaware Corporation dba as BEMA. The goal was to create a “Building Manager in the Cloud” initially targeting the underserved market of buildings < 100,000 square feet, which comprises 90% of the building stock in North America.
Charlie is well known in the energy and HVAC industry as a visionary of future trends in energy and HVAC. Mesa Energy Systems’ reputation for successful roll outs of these new technologies is well thought of. BEMA is initially going to market as a white label called Mesa 365 and Mesa has contacts with most of the major customers and building owners in North America.
Charlene Richards, CPA
Licensed CPA with extensive executive level experience in the construction, software and energy efficiency sectors. Has expertise in all aspects of operations with an emphasis on sales, marketing, accounting, finance, information technology, human resources and project management. Specializes in helping companies to successfully grow and scale their operations. Also planned and managed technology rollouts with an energy efficiency start up for two large retailers. Currently consults with several large Southern California campuses on energy reduction strategies.
George grew up on Long Island, New York. While in high school he took a specialized trade school program in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, which led to a lifetime career in the HVAC industry. George has extensive engineering background in air conditioning systems and energy analysis, and during his career, he has worked with mechanical contractors, control companies, mechanical engineers, owners, tenants, utility companies and regulatory agencies. George was also a founding shareholder of an Air Handling and Data Center company, which sold in 2017 for over $100 million to a publicly traded company. This opportunity provided George with valuable knowledge in finance, manufacturing, accounting, service and dealings with banks and Venture Capital companies. After retirement, in addition to BEMA, George is an investor in three other startups.