Our History

Enriching Lifestyles with Technology


Sierra Integrated Systems (SIS), formerly Integrated Home Systems, started in 2002 in the high end residential low voltage systems business. As the company developed over the years, customer demands for the scope of the low voltage systems for residential projects grew significantly and SIS expanded its operations to meet these demands.

SIS has grown to 15 employees over the last 16 years under the leadership of president and owner, Keith Burrowes. With a background of managing large engineering and construction projects around the world, Burrowes is dedicated to bringing the same disciplined approach to this business and has created financial stability to weather volatility in the construction market.

The SIS team is comprised of highly qualified professionals with various educational backgrounds and university undergraduate or advanced degrees.  With deep roots in engineering and project management, SIS knows how to support large projects which demand disciplined attention to schedules and cost control. All systems design, software development, project management, installation, and integration of the control systems are handled internally for optimum scheduling and quality control.

To complement its large portfolio of residential projects, SIS broadened its portfolio of business in 2008 to include commercial projects such as boardrooms, training rooms, auditoriums, and conference rooms. Current and past commercial customers include: Microsoft, Employers Insurance, Army Aviation Support Facility (AASF), Sierra Nevada Corporation, and the Army National Guard.

 

In 2018, SIS merged with Powersurge Electric of Truckee, CA to to create a cost competitive and unparalleled quality one-stop-shop solution. After successfully working together on many projects, the companies will now provide a single-source for line and low voltage integration and LED lighting solutions for Builders, Architects, Interior Designers and Homeowners. Their combined expertise leverages diverse strengths, allowing a new concept to emerge where customers can use their smart phones and remote internet connections to control their lighting, security, music, and HVAC. Historically, projects used separate line and low voltage contractors.  This could often result in job inefficiencies having to coordinate between two trades thereby posing potential budget overages and/or significant delays. By joining forces, SIS and Powersurge will offer a single resource to help bridge this gap and create better efficiencies to keep future projects not only compatible, but also on-time, and on-budget.

SIS, LLC is the legal entity for both operations, with Powersurge operating as a dba: Powersurge Electric. Each will maintain their existing offices:  SIS located at 8060 Double R. Boulevard, Ste. 500 in Reno, NV, Powersurge Electric at 12047 Donner Pass Rd Ste A3, in Truckee, CA. With two locations in Reno/Tahoe, and by pooling our skilled technicians, we are better able to address the needs of our customers. Within the new company, Customers can rest assured their personal relationship with the principals of each company and their teams will remain unchanged. SIS and Powersurge will continue to provide highly specialized and professional services to Custom, Semi-Custom, Commercial and Large-scale Development projects in Northern Nevada and California.

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SIS is also a member of the Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA)  – an invitation-only membership including only the 80 largest companies in this industry nationally, and has been ranked by CEPro as among the largest 100 Custom Install Companies in the USA since 2009.

SIS offers a full suite of low voltage systems, including:

  • Audio Video Systems, including Dedicated Theater Rooms
  • Lighting Control
  • Motorized Shading Controls
  • Thermostat Control
  • Board Room and Training Room Systems
  • Security Systems, including Cameras, Occupancy Sensors, and Access Control
  • Whole House Control for convenience and energy use optimization
  • Monitoring and Control of Energy Usage for projects seeking LEEDS certification

SIS holds active contractor licenses in both California and Nevada and is a direct dealer in all major equipment lines. In fact, SIS is the largest regional dealer in several major product lines, including: Lutron, Control4, Savant, Sony, Meyer Speakers, Kaleidescape, Cinematech, Anthem/Paradigm, and Wisdom Speakers.