Cheryl M. Schrier

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Location: Newtown, PA
Founded: 1999
Industry: Construction

Cheryl M. Schrier
Vice President and Co-founder

Building Control Systems & Services, Inc.

Cheryl M. Schrier co-founded Building Control Systems & Services, Inc. (BCSS) “with a strong desire for independence and profoundly affected by the death of a close family member, which served as a blatant reminder of the brevity of life, the importance of balance and the need for career satisfaction.” BCSS is an electrical contracting firm specializing in temperature-control systems installation in a commercial environment.

Fun Fact: At age 56, Schrier won the title Mrs. Pennsylvania International 2015.

Schrier runs BCSS along with her business and life partner, Tom Schrier. “The vision behind BCSS was to marry my strengths in leadership, management and operations with Tom’s strengths in technical controls and installation sales, and together build a corporation that creates long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with customers.”

Over the years, Schrier has battled many personal challenges as she attempted to grow BCSS, including thyroid cancer and a genetic disorder that causes chronic pain. “My challenges to date … have fashioned me into a leader who possesses enhanced clarity, a broader view of life, and one who now balances all the same life challenges totally differently by putting myself first,” she says. “I am now a leader who first builds my own reserves, then seeks to build influence, learn from others and help them grow.”