Our History

45 Years of Outstanding Service & Innovation

For over 45 years, Apollo has been Long Island’s leading specialist in cutting-edge design and operating solutions for HVAC and Building Automation and Control Systems.

Apollo was founded in 1972 by Rudy Holesek and Tony Dorsa. Through their tireless efforts and ingenious problem-solving, they built Apollo HVAC from the ground up, tackling projects within all areas of the HVAC industry. In 1980, through one small service call handled with integrity, they established a relationship with some of the largest commercial real estate developers on Long Island. Today, after over 35 years and literally millions of square feet of property, those relationships continue throughout the NY metro area.

It was from that point on that Apollo was able to focus on what it does best: designing and building commercial HVAC solutions. Apollo continued on to develop ground-breaking strategies that utilized cutting-edge technology applied in creative and unique ways. As the company continued to grow, its specialists became known as experts in the industry by designing and building some of the most energy-efficient HVAC and control systems for Class A office buildings. Some of these projects included large scale geo-thermal technology for systems well in excess of 1,500 tons. When the term “going green” became popular, it finally gave Apollo a name to describe the way it had been doing business for decades.

Always looking for new ways to grow the business and save clients money, it was a natural progression for Apollo to expand into Building Automation, creating another way to serve clients’ growing needs in a cost-effective manner. In 2004, Apollo HVAC created Advanced Control Solutions (ACS), a Building Automation Systems company that allowed further contribution of experience and knowledge. ACS stands on the forefront of BAS systems providers, widely diverse in the innovations they develop and unique in their ability to secure rebates and incentives directly to clients. ACS stands at the forefront of BAS systems providers and has received national recognition from Honeywell and been designated as a “Honeywell Elite Contractor,” one of only a handful in the US.

Find us at www.advancedcontrolsolutions.com.


“Working for Apollo has been an evolutionary process of constant growth. From new technologies and new divisions, to changing technologies and scopes of job positions—Apollo is always expanding, but the integrity has stayed the same. We are always keeping up with cutting edge movements and new requirements from customers.”

- Walter (Wally) Van Dyke, Project & Account Manager – Employee of Apollo for 30 years