Cambridge Engineering Expands SVL’s Product Offerings


Cambridge Engineering




SVL Continues To Expand Their Industrial Product Line with Cambridge Engineering 

Cambridge Engineering partners with SVL to represent high temperature heating and ventilation (HTHV) products. Cambridge is now able to expand their reach through SVL, one of the Midwest’s largest commercial HVAC equipment dealers. Hence, SVL is proud to announce this partnership. With offices in Minneapolis, St. Paul and Fargo, SVL is able to provide a range of solutions throughout the Midwest. 


“We are honored to welcome SVL to our nationwide sales network at Cambridge.  We are impressed with the strong engineering experience and use of advanced technology by both of these firms, not to mention their longevity and excellent reputations in the industry,” said Doug Eisenhart, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Cambridge. 


Learn more about Cambridge Engineering

In 2010, Cambridge introduced the SA-Series. This addition brought all the advantages of the S-Series into a compact design for commercial HVAC. The SA series is incredible at providing heating efficiency, without the complexity of a condensing system. Cambridge began utilizing High Temperature Heating & Ventilation technology in its products with the goal of increasing heating efficiency. As a result, these products have the lowest total cost of ownership when compared to standard efficiency units. You can see the positive impact of Cambridge HTHV products highlighted in the case studies from the Department of Energy. The savings resulted in between 20% and 70% savings on building energy costs. This makes it the most efficient heating system technology available.


Cambridge Engineering, Inc. has invested in technology research and development to offer products with a variety of benefits. Some of these include saving energy, reducing operating costs and improving indoor air quality in buildings. Not to mention, Cambridge Engineering has been manufacturing commercial and industrial heating and ventilation equipment for over 50 years. Their commitment to safety and innovation are the guiding principles for everything they manufacture. With over 2 billion square feet of space heated/ventilated and 30,000+ installations, they have continuously worked with customers to overcome any heating and ventilation issues.

In conclusion, Cambridge Engineering has an extensive list of case studies available for review on their website by clicking here. In addition, they offer a great collection of “How-To” service videos to assist with start-up and trouble shooting many common issues. Click here to access the full library of service and start-up videos. 


To learn more about Cambridge Engineering please contact your SVL rep or click here to visit their website for more information. 


SVL, Inc.

Roseville, MN | Fargo, ND

(651) 481-8000 | 

Introducing CORE Energy Recovery Solutions

Improving Life at its CORE

CORE Energy Recovery Solutions

CORE Energy Recovery Solutions ,formerly known as dpoint, has been up to lots of exciting changes in the past few months. dPoint Technologies collaborated with their European partners (PAUL) to form the new brand, change effective Jan. 8, 2018 – combining their two teams creates a stronger, globally diversified company with a broader range of products and services. In addition, SVL looks forward to continuing the partnership with CORE – and to a bright future together!


To learn more, click the links for the video or website below. If you have any questions please reach out to your SVL rep. 




SVL supports the BEAR’ly Open with a donation of 535 lbs. of food for a great cause!

SVL Food Drive Inspired A Friendly Competition In the Office!

SVL was a proud sponsor of the White Bear Lake BEAR’ly Open – Golf on Ice winter fun event. The 11th annual BEAR’ly Open event takes place on White Bear Lake in support of the White Bear Area Emergency Food Shelf. In addition to SVL’s sponsorship and participation, SVL partnered with AQC and held an internal office food drive. There were donation boxes in front of the principal and general managers offices for donations.

As an added incentive, the principal or general manager with most donation items in their box had to dress up in Green Bay Packer gear for an entire work day! Needless to say there was a lot of friendly competition as employees rolled in donations for their favorite Vikings fans. Our lucky winner was Al Gramse with a donation count of 154 items! The final tally was 340 items or 535 lbs. of food donated to help those in need. Thank you to BEAR’ly Open and the White Bear Area Emergency Food Shelf, we had a blast working with your organizations!


Below are a few commemorative photos…


SVL employees participating in BEAR’ly Open

Al Gramse wearing his new favorite hat

Daikin’s VRV-W Boosts Efficiency at Chippewa Valley Electric Corporation

Efficiency Gains at the Same Install Costs as WSHP Systems

SVL served as the Manufacturer’s Representative for Daikin’s recent VRV-W water source heat recovery system installation. SVL’s Project Manager, Matt Davids, was instrumental in helping to provide the proper information needed for this project. 


Chippewa Valley Electric Corporation (CVEC) was in need of an HVAC system to showcase at their new office. This new system would need to be highly efficient, while also being low maintenance, quiet, comfortable, and centrally controlled. 


A variety of systems were reviewed for the project, from traditional water source heat pumps (WSHP) to four-pipe fan coils. After 

thorough analysis, a Daikin water cooled VRV-W heat recovery system with i-Touch Manager with BACnet® interface was the winning product. Compared to the previous office space with baseboard electric heating, the highly efficient Daikin VRV-W heat recovery system was a welcomed upgrade. “They cost about the same to install as WSHP systems and also offer additional efficiency and maintenance benefits. Owners like the idea of being able to consolidate the compressors in one location as well”, Todd Armstrong, Apex Engineering. 


Perhaps the biggest takeaway from this efficient system is how seamless it is to integrate the equipment controls. “It would have probably taken a third-party controls sub-contractor hundreds of hours to program and integrate the system. It only took SVL, along with Daikin technicians, two days to start-up the entire system.” Equally as impressed with the system has been CVEC themselves, “The power bill for the entire year, using the VRV system, was equal to one month’s heating bill with the old system,” said Russ Falkenberg, Director of IT and Member Services, CVEC. 


   Daikin Equipment 


    • 18-Ton VRV W-III Water Source Heat Recovery

    • 4 Branch Selector Boxes
    • 13 FXMQ DC-Ducted Concealed Ceiling Unit
    • 1 FXUQ 4-Way Blow Ceiling-Suspended Cassette
    • 1 Intelligent Touch Manager (iTM)
    • 1 BACnet® Client
    • 1 BACnet® Server with add-on control modules
    • 14 BRC1E73 Navigation Remote Controller




Click here to read the full case study, provided by Daikin

To find out more about SVL or the manufactures represented please visit or call 651.451.8000

SVL University Commences In 2018!

2018 SVL University Is In Session!

SVL hosted its first sessions for SVL University last week in front of full training rooms! Despite the cold and snow, both branches had great turnouts for the first course of SVL University; a classroom-based experience teaching the fundamentals of HVAC. This was the first event for, both branches, in the brand new SVL facilities. It was great to see so many familiar faces in the audience as well as many newcomers. 


Course 1, Systems – Past, Present, and Emerging was presented by Kevin Herrema (MN) and Ben Eisenschenk (ND).  This inaugural course was designed to present a history of our industry and establish the intentions of HVAC in our world. Attendees became familiarized with the various systems available today, as well as recent advancements and emerging technology. 


Thank you to all attendees, we look forward to seeing you again in February for Course 2 – Psychrometrics!

SVL University

SVL University – Roseville, MN 

SVL University

Roseville guests socializing in the new cafe

SVL University

Ben Eisenschenk presenting in Fargo, ND

SVL University

SVL U – Fargo, ND

SVL Celebrates the Holiday Season

SVL Christmas

December has been a busy month for everyone at SVL. Christmas is just around the corner and the past couple weeks have been filled with lots of activities. Our Minnesota office has settled into their new location in Roseville and our Fargo branch is eagerly awaiting their move in the next couple weeks. 


We had our SVL/AQC Christmas party at the Science Museum of Minnesota, where we enjoyed the exhibits, dinner and an Omnitheater presentation of Rocky Mountain Express. We were thrilled that Lee, Jeff, Nate, Mark and Paul were all able to make it from Fargo, who hosted their own party later that week.


This week we enjoyed a delicious potluck featuring everything from fried shrimp to sauerkraut soup; and what Christmas party isn’t complete without an ugly sweater contest?! The team got all decked out in their “ugliest” gear from head to toe. Needless to say we have lots of festive spirit around the office, look the pictures below and see for yourself!


Ugly Sweater Contest Winners:

1st place- Kathy

2nd place –Derek

3rd place- Sheren

Ugly Christmas Sweaters

Ugly Christmas Sweaters Ugly Christmas Sweaters Ugly Christmas Sweaters




As we wrap up this year and prepare for SVL University in January, SVL wishes you happiness this holiday season and throughout the coming year.


Merry Christmas!



It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like… A New Building!

SVL Fargo Team’s Peek At Their New Building!

Last week SVL Fargo broke-in the new building with their first lunch party! The Fargo staff, as well as a few from our Roseville office, were able to have their first looks at their new office, slated to open January 2nd, 2018. 


After a lunch catered by the Flying Pig,  they were able to explore the new digs and get their first glimpses of their new office locations and conference rooms as well as the expanded training room, all while dodging finishing mud by the tapers.  The building is really coming together as walls are going up and the office is starting to take shape. 

Even though it is still very much in the construction process, the Fargo team was able to get a good feeling of what

it will look like and what everyone has to look forward to at the end of the month when they make the “big move”

settling into their new Fargo home.


  New Building  New Building         

Make sure to check back in as we will keep you updated on Fargo progress!

SVL Attends the AFE Vendor Fair and Awards Banquet

2017 AFE Vendor Fair and Awards Banquet

AFE Awards Banquet

Earlier this week, SVL attended the 18th annual AFE (Association for Facilities Engineers) Vendor Fair and Awards Banquet. AFE is an organization for facilities engineers and operational professionals. This event unites a large community of like-minded professionals who desire to learn and share the most efficient methods for operating and maintaining building and facility systems.


The banquet and vendor fair was held at Jax Cafe in Minneapolis, MN. The night started with tabletop exhibits by AFE vendor members, followed by awards and recognition for members and vendors, and the introduction of the 2018 AFE Executive Board of Directors concluded the event. SVL had a booth set up at the vendor fair where they attended the event as both a vendor and an award recipient.


AFE Event


SVL won not only one, but two awards! We received the coveted 2017 Vendor of the Year award. SVL also won an award for our Innovent /Valent Manufacturing Plant Tour & Technical Presentation in February 2017. SVL Sales Engineer, Cameron Sigecan, accepted the awards on behalf of SVL.


Thank you to the Association for Facilities Engineers for putting this night together, and Jax Cafe for hosting. It was a great night to see familiar faces and catch up with old friends!







Bob Johnson Celebrates 40 Years with SVL!

Bob Johnson Celebrates His 40th Anniversary with SVL!

Bob Johnson

Bob poses proudly with his service truck



This year, distinguished service technician Bob Johnson celebrated his 40th anniversary with SVL! Bob is a native of Grand Marais. Prior to coming to SVL, Bob had a couple of other jobs. His first was as a logger where he helped his brother build a sawmill. That’s where Bob’s mechanical aptitude was first discovered. He was also a commercial fisherman for four seasons. Bob’s love for the outdoors undoubtedly prepared him for the various climate conditions he would encounter as a field service technician.




In 1975, Bob started college at Dunwoody and completed a program in refrigeration. In 1977, the mechanically inclined, recently graduated, outdoorsman came to work for SVL and there has been no looking back. Bob and his wife Mary Ann live in Two Harbors, MN; they moved up there in 2003 and Bob has pioneered our service expansion to the area. Bob and Mary Ann have two daughters, Nicole and Danielle and they have one grandson Lincoln, who is two-and-a-half years old.


In his free time he enjoys snowmobiling, fishing and hunting. He is a member of the Local 455 Pipefitters St. Paul. He also volunteers with the Duluth Local 11 Plumbers and Steamfitters at their HVAC Apprenticeship facility. He enjoys passing on his expertise to other technicians coming through the ranks. When I asked Bob to reflect and share about his time with SVL he had this to say: “ I owe a lot to my wife and two daughters for supporting me all of these years, working late hours and being out of town a lot. I work with the best people in the HVAC industry at SVL. I truly feel very fortunate to have found such a great company to work with right out of Dunwoody.“


When asked to reflect and share about his time with SVL Bob had this to say: “I owe a lot to my wife and two daughters for supporting me all of these years, working late hours and being out of town a lot. I work with the best people in the HVAC industry at SVL. I truly feel very fortunate to have found such a great company to work with right out of Dunwoody.”


Bob Johnson

Bob practicing retirement with his grandson Lincoln












Thank you, Bob, for your years of service!



SVL is moving to TWO new homes Fall 2017


SVL Shoreview and Fargo are undergoing lots of exciting changes in 2017.

SVL is Moving


Both office locations are waiting to unveil not one but, TWO new office buildings this Fall 2017. In an effort to better serve you and to handle the growth of our company, we are uprooting what we have called “home” for many years. Trading the beige walls for a more updated and modern look at both offices is only one highlight employees look forward to.


Each location boasts a large customer training facility as well as expanded parts city desks. Shoreview will be moving to the new office in Roseville November 13th, 2017. Fargo is not far behind looking to move into their new space December 29th, 2017. Stay tuned for pictures!


SVL Roseville

2920 Centre Pointe Drive
Roseville, MN 55113

SVL Fargo 
3454 – 41st Street S.
Fargo, ND 58104

Stock Warehouse 

99 North East 77th Way
Fridley, MN 55432