A leader in technology integration solutions.

We make smart buildings smarter


Our story

Like most great ideas, Aptitude was born out of a need. As technology has become more complex, it is vitally important that the systems intended to make buildings smarter are carefully planned, designed and integrated alongside every other phase of a construction project, starting early in pre-construction. Too often, technology systems are an afterthought managed by siloes of multiple trade partners, and no one entity ‘owns’ the entire technology project. This leads to inefficiency, delays and change orders – challenges that could have been prevented. We created Aptitude to fix this ineffective approach.

By rethinking the approach to technology and engaging with clients across the entirety of our projects, we’re able to provide a goal-oriented, big-building-picture development process that results in carefully crafted built-environments that serve end users. We fill a gap on project teams and serve as a ‘one-stop-shop’ for owning the technology component of a project, providing valuable expertise to help owners achieve their vision for a seamlessly connected, state-of-the-art space.

We believe you can’t design, build or manage a building without understanding system relationships, their interdependencies, and the resulting patterns and trends. We also believe the knowledge gained from seeing this “big-building-picture” is the only way owners, operators and occupants can get the most out of their spaces. That’s what Aptitude is all about.

Aptitude is a division within JE Dunn Construction, providing new solutions to many of the same markets our parent company serves, in multiple cities throughout the U.S. JE Dunn’s 100-year history, construction expertise and guiding principles are also foundational to Aptitude’s core values and culture. Visit jedunn.com to learn more about our parent company.

Meet our leaders

Sam Holt

Managing Director

Chris Andrews

Design and Preconstruction Director

John Cooper

East Region and Healthcare Operations Director

Sean Graham

South Central Region Operations Director

Mike Kettleson

West Region Operations Director

Derek Seitz

Midwest Region Operations Director


Our expertise

Aptitude is the industry leader for innovative digital and physical connectivity solutions for commercial spaces. We use a unique combination of customized design processes and cutting-edge technology to deliver state-of-the-art smart buildings. Our team of technology integration experts boast numerous certifications and a wide range of AEC, IT and low-voltage system experience.

We manage the full scope of building connectivity, from concept to implementation, to bring together people, places and technology. We help operators and occupants get more value out of their buildings with lower cost and increased efficiency.