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Main Office

6711 Distribution Drive  Beltsville, Maryland 20705

Phone: 301-931-9300  Fax: 301-931-0369

NC Branch Office

2228 Page Road Ste. 101  Durham, North Carolina 27703

Phone: 919-381-5065  Fax: 919-381-5095

Since 1966


Comfort Control aspires to be the leader in the TAB and Commissioning industry and related disciplines. It is our desire to have all of our technicians qualified by NEBB and/or TABB. Comfort Control will continuously strive toward customer satisfaction through accurate reporting and documentation.

The administration of Comfort Control, Inc. includes personnel with collectively over one hundred and ten years of experience in the testing and certification of indoor building environments.

President, CEO - Robert B. Gawne, Sr.
Mr. Gawne started Comfort Control, Inc. in 1966. A graudate of Notre Dame, he is one of the founding fathers of NEBB and has served on the NEBB Board of Directors. Mr. Gawne is currently serving on the State HVAC Board and is a NEBB Certified Professional in the disciplines of Air Balance, Water Balance and Building Systems Commissioning. In addition, throughout the years, he has served on a number of NEBB Committees and is a Past NEBB President who remains very active in the NEBB Association at the Local and National Levels.

Vice President, Marketing- Michael P. Moran
Mr. Moran attended Buffalo State University and is a graduate of the Sheet Metal Local 100 Training School. He has thirty years industry experience. Twenty eight have been with Comfort Control, Inc. with sixteen of those as the Head Estimator. He has prior installation construction experience and is a project manager on various retrofit projects for Comfort Control, Inc.

Superintendent - Darren R. Aley
​Mr. Aley has over twenty years of experience with Comfort Control, Inc. in the HVAC field including testing and balancing experience. He is aNEBB Certified Professional in the disciplines of Air Balance and Water Balance and is a graduate of the Sheet Metal Local 100 Training School. Mr. Aley is also certified in Universal Refrigeration, has his Maryland Masters Certification as well as his NEBB Certified Professional Certification. He has managed numerous projects for Comfort Control, Inc. including Federal Triangle, US Customs, EPA, IRS and National Archives.
Received Air & Hydronic Environmental Systems Recertification

Vice President, Raleigh Division/International Projects - Gilbert Przybylski
Mr. Przybylski has over thirty five years of testing and balancing experience, thirteen with Comfort Control, Inc. He is a NEBB Certified Professional, TABB Certified Supervisor, and certified National Energy Management Institute (NEMI) technician and instructor. Mr. Przybylski was previously an AABC test and balance engineer before joining a NEBB firm. He also taught testing and balancing at the Sheet Metal Local 100 and Sheet Metal Local 5 Apprenticeship Schools. Mr. Przbylski also manages all International Projects with over 25 years of overseas experience.

Vice President, Administration - Kathleen G. Bigelow
​Mrs. Bigelow graduated from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland with a BA degree in English and a minor in Business and has been with Comfort Control for over twenty years. Prior to her employment with Comfort Control, Inc., Mrs. Bigelow worked with other construction firms in the Baltimore and Metropolitan Washington DC. areas, law firms in Delaware and North Carolina, and the various areas of the banking industry. Her experience has proven invaluable in managing the Administrative/Accounting aspect of the Comfort Control Offices.