was founded in 1972 to provide inspection and repair specifications for low-income,
single family dwellings in the metropolitan Detroit area. To attain speed and
accuracy in writing this technical material, Bermex developed and instituted
the first computerized methods of writing, tracking and bidding the specification
documents and the subsequent repair work. Adopted by the Detroit Housing and
Urban Development Office, this computerized process, eventually known as the
Property Monitoring System, soon became the standard for HUD activity.
Bermex provided the trained
personnel to perform the inspection and repair services in nine major metropolitan
areas across the United States. Utilizing the Property Monitoring System,
Bermex has pre-inspected, written repair specifications, prepared bid packages,
and monitored the bid awards and construction of over 125,000 homes.
supplied the Federal Emergency Management Agency with inspection personnel
at the sites of natural disasters across the country. Bermex provided, and
mobilized within 24 hours, the field personnel
and project management needed to assess disaster damage and the necessary
Building upon Bermex'
expertise in inspection and repair specifications, Bermex began providing
energy conservation services in 1981, with the inception of federally mandated
energy conservation programs. Bermex has provided major utilities and rural
electric cooperatives with all of the necessary hardware and software, tools,
personnel and supervision to perform services, including: Advertising and
promotion, program eligibility determination, scheduling, CIS data entry,
on-site audit with the necessary explanations to the customer, computerized
processing of audits, pre- and post- installation inspections, preparation
of the customer bid and credit applications, staffing of toll-free hotlines
to answer technical inquiries, quality assurance follow-up, complaint investigation,
and all necessary record keeping and reporting.
Bermex was also instrumental
in the start-up of the Michigan Energy Assurance Home Repair and Weatherization
Program in the metropolitan Detroit area. Beginning with the pilot test, Bermex
has provided administrative and field services which include: on-site home
energy analysis; preparation of repair specifications; explanation of programs,
benefits, and methods to customer; bid preparation; contractor arrangement;
bid rotation and award services; and post-installation inspections to ensure
In 1983, Bermex became
the first company to provide meter reading services to a major utility. Bermex
has read millions of meters for gas, electric, and water utilities, investor
owned and municipal, throughout the Midwest, Northeast, South, and Southeast.