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523 S. Cascade Ave, Suite 140, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

About Us

Our Foundation


ACTS Electric fills a void in the market for top-of-the-line and detailed full-service electrical contractors. We specialize in building automation systems with attention to detail and aligning projects to our customers’ specific needs.

With two Master Electricians managing ACTS Electric, we call on over 50 years of combined experience with Electrical and System Integration.

About The Team


Stephan von Kalben is a partner with ACTS Electric.

Stephan von Kalben is a highly accomplished partner at ACTS Electric, specializing in building automation, access control, intrusion detection, electrical solutions, and integrations. With an exceptional ability to think outside the box, Stephan is sought after for his expertise in bringing seemingly impossible projects to life.

Stephan’s journey began at a young age, as he embarked on his passion for technology and programming. At just 14 years old, while attending middle school, he enrolled in computer programming classes at the University of Pueblo in Pueblo, CO. By 15, Stephan demonstrated his dedication by joining the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES) to pursue HVAC and refrigeration programs, graduating at the top of his class three years later.

Simultaneously pursuing his studies at RSES, Stephan embarked on a four-year electrical apprenticeship with the State of Colorado at the age of 16. By the time he turned 20, he became a Journeyman Electrician, and a year later, he achieved the prestigious title of Master Electrician in the State of Colorado. Stephan’s expertise led him to design HVACR systems across Colorado, eventually gaining national recognition as a pioneer in Geothermal HVAC design. Notably, he designed and constructed the widely acclaimed Ground Source Refrigeration unit, GSR TM, which gained nationwide recognition.

Stephan’s expertise extended beyond his technical achievements. He was invited by the local RSES chapter to teach HVACR training classes, which he passionately did for a total of three years, sharing his knowledge and experience with aspiring professionals.


  • Stephan personally handles his email correspondence and manages his social media presence.
  • Stephan wholeheartedly endorses and sells various products and services, as he only promotes those he genuinely uses and believes in.
  • Stephan is a proud member of the IBEW Local 113.
  • Stephan is an esteemed member of ASHRAE, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers.


Doug English is a partner with ACTS Electric.

Doug began his venture in the electrical industry at the age of 16, actively engaging with his father’s construction company, ACTS Home Improvement and Building, located in Illinois. Following his marriage to his esteemed wife, Tonda, he relocated to Colorado Springs in 2005. Presently, he is blessed with the privilege of raising two exceptional boys, Gunnar and Landan. In pursuit of professional growth, he enrolled in the apprenticeship program at IBEW Local 113, thus embarking on a path that culminated in the attainment of his Electrical Journeyman’s license in 2008. Through his tenure as an electrician, he seized the opportunity to expand his expertise in the electrical domain and acquaint himself with Building Automation Systems.

The process of installing Building Automation Systems instilled in him a profound appreciation for meticulous attention to detail, for even the slightest oversight can compromise the optimal functionality of the entire system. In 2017, he achieved the distinction of acquiring his Master Electrical License, a milestone that catalyzed the inception of ACTS Electric. With a resolute mission to address prevailing market gaps, ACTS Electric strives to deliver superlative products that epitomize unparalleled quality, leaving no room for compromise in even the most minute detail.

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