About Us

Re-imagining facilities management

About AkitaBox

Midwest Born and Raised

AkitaBox was founded in Madison, WI in 2015 and has raised its capital entirely from the middle of the country. AkitaBox started as our four founders were working in a large Midwest construction organization. They consistently heard from customers and operations leaders about a technology disconnect – facilities built using the latest 3-D CAD construction were handed over to the building owner with a mountain of paper blueprints and manuals.

With our founders’ strength in collecting data, they realized they could bridge that gap. They took the sophisticated technology they used in construction and applied it to facility operations by developing a way to present locational data in an easy-to-use format. This vision continues today with the evolution of AkitaBox software to better enable the telling of a building’s history, current condition, and projected future. In turn, this allows superior, data-driven decision making, from the boiler room to the boardroom.

Innovating for the Future

We deliver solutions that meet your challenges today, while working on technology to help solve the challenges of tomorrow.

Holistic Building Management Solutions

When you think of your facilities, you think about them holistically. We believe in delivering solutions that match how you think about your facilities.

Our Core Values

We Are One Team

Big Ideas, Creative Execution

We Prioritize Fun

We Continuously Learn

Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive

Why AkitaBox

It’s time to hear from some of our actual clients on why they like partnering with us for facility assessment and optimization.

What Our Clients Say

“The AkitaBox software is easy to work your way through. Once you log in, your team can navigate to any building to find information without having to physically be there. AkitaBox has also helped us figure out what work needs to be done to move people from room to room. We can view what’s in a room just by pulling up the floor plans.”

Tim Fargo  •  Project Manager, Facilities Operations, Edgewood College

Awards We've Won

We are honored to have won several “Best Places to Work” awards, and thanks to our amazing team, in 2020 we were added to the Inc. Magazine 5000 list as No. 578, as one of the fastest growing private companies in America, ranking 9th amongst companies in Wisconsin!

Onboarding & Support

What is it like to work with AkitaBox? Enjoy white glove service every step of the way – from initial onboarding to ongoing support. Here’s what you can expect during the implementation process.

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Onboarding & Support for Building Owners

The Path to Better Facilities Management

Data Collection & Transformation

  • We set up a kickoff call to review your goals and timelines and choose a date for onsite data collection.
  • Using any of your current documentation and floor plans, we verify existing conditions in your buildings. Then we create clear, standardized floor plans based on the current layout of your buildings.
  • AkitaBox experts arrive on-site to walk your facilities, collecting your building and asset data. We also tag each asset with a QR code sticker.

What if I wish to do the onsite data collection myself?

No problem! Some of our clients work closely with their facilities assets every day, so it just makes sense for them to do their own onsite data collection.

We’ve developed tools that make collecting your facility data super easy and intuitive. We’ll train you on how to use the tools and step in to provide support when you need it.

Data Input

  • We input your building and asset data into our software.
  • Based on your preferences, we sit down to confirm the naming conventions of asset types. Use our established, industry standard naming conventions to standardize your equipment names or create your own.
  • We hand you the AkitaBox solution fully populated with your critical MEP and life safety data.

Software Training

  • We set you up with access to your AkitaBox software.
  • Your teams receive tailored, just-in-time training so they can utilize AkitaBox effectively.
  • All of our training is done virtually, making it more accessible and easier to schedule. However, onsite training options are available depending on what works best for you.

Post Software Training

  • As your team starts using AkitaBox, we’re available to answer any questions.
  • As your team is getting used to using AkitaBox for asset management, we meet with you to plan your preventive maintenance program.
  • The AkitaBox team helps load your preventive maintenance schedules into the software.

Award-Winning Support

  • You’re assigned a dedicated Customer Success Manager who knows you and your business
  • Listen in to recurring best practice webinars
  • Enjoy access to our robust Learning Center library
  • Receive software support in the field

Onboarding & Support for AEC Firms

Your AkitaBox Journey Starts Here

Data Collection Preparation

  • We set up a kickoff call to review your goals and timelines and choose a date for your onsite data collection.
  • We review your current documentation and load any floor plans into the software.
  • We work with you to identify any custom data points you wish to collect for various asset categories (a.k.a. an asset schema).

Software Training

  • We set you up with access to your AkitaBox software.
  • Your teams receive tailored, just-in-time training so they can utilize AkitaBox for data collection, guided by our best practices from the field.
  • We provide guided instruction on creating cost lines that can flow into your final assessment reporting.

Award-Winning Support

  • You’re assigned a dedicated Customer Success Manager who knows you and your business.
  • Listen in to recurring best practice webinars.
  • Enjoy access to our robust Learning Center library.
  • Receive software support in the field.

“Our AkitaBox program is growing, and I can’t believe how far we’ve come in such a short time. We have a certain level of responsibility that we like to hold ourselves to in this building. We want people to be happy and safe. AkitaBox helps us accomplish this.”

Todd Erdman  •  Maintenance Technician, Sr, US Health

AkitaBox Partner Program

Join the movement towards better facilities management by becoming an AkitaBox partner. There are 3 ways you can partner with us. Interested? Contact us

Implementation Partners

Are you a facilities service provider? Help us roll out the red carpet to new clients by providing onsite software implementation services. We’re looking for partners who can conduct:

  • Asset inventory data collection
  • Capital asset reviews
  • Facility condition indexes (FCI)
  • And more

FCA Services Partners

If your company conducts facility condition assessments, do we have an opportunity for you! We need partners to complete FCAs for our clients using our AkitaBox FCA software.

Our clients invest in our software because they’re ready for a better, long-term, more versatile FCA – they just don’t have the time or resources to conduct one themselves. Partner with us and watch your FCA business take off.

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AEC Firm Partners

Doing FCAs the same old way will give you the same old, tired results. Let’s talk about how revitalizing your FCAs with AkitaBox FCA software can pack your pipeline full of business opportunities.

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AkitaBox Leadership

Derek Blackmore

President

Pat Farley

Chief Operating Officer

Kristina Luell

Vice President of Customer Experience

Roxy Gribben

Vice President of Marketing

Scott Tillema

Vice President of Engineering & Product

Mike Almeida

Vice President of Sales