About Us

“Well, everybody does it that way, Huck.”

“Tom, I am not everybody.”


– MARK TWAIN, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Why “Sawyers”?

The “Sawyers” in Sawyers Control Systems comes from a beloved literary reference from company founder Tom Callahan. Even as a teenager, Tom’s goal was to one day start a business named for his favorite fictional character, Tom Sawyer. He wanted the spirit of that company to reflect some of the things he loved best about Mark Twain’s lively boy from the banks of the Mississippi: it would embrace boldness, a desire to explore the next horizon, and an emphasis on using creativity and intelligence to find ingenious ways to get things done.

After years in the security and technology field, Tom achieved his dream. He founded Sawyers Control Systems in 1987 and since then, the exceptional traits that he admired in Mark Twain’s character have been the pillars of what this company is all about. At Sawyers, we boldly embrace a commitment to giving you outstanding service. We continually explore the next horizon by bringing you the latest and greatest in technology for your home and business. And, we are always using our intelligence and creativity not only to help design the best systems, but to correct and troubleshoot any system to make sure it’s running smoothly.

In one well-known line from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Tom turns to his friend Huckleberry Finn and says, “Well, everybody does it that way, Huck.” Huck’s response? “Tom, I am not everybody.” We embrace the wisdom Mark Twain imparts in those words. We don’t do things the way everybody else does them. At Sawyers, we give you our best, and we are very proud to have done so for 30 years.

To experience our boldness, innovation, and creativity for yourself, contact us today for a customized quote.