Our Core Purpose

To Help Facility Managers optimize the total cost of their water systems by improving safety and efficiency.

Who We Are

Phigenics was founded in 2004 by Ashton McCombs, Dr. William McCoy and Jay Reading with the vision of "Optimizing operational efficiency and improving safety in building water systems to produce balanced systems that save money and enhance the quality of life."

The three founders left the water treatment industry and started Phigenics as an INDEPENDENT and innovative company that helps facility owners and managers develop and implement comprehensive water management programs.

Phigenics also provides independent verification and validation services to ensure programs are safe, efficient, and defensible while optimizing operational (water, chemical, energy) and capital costs.

The company is the leading independent provider of ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 188-aligned and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) S&C 17-30-aligned water management programs.

Clients such as Atrium Health, Walmart, Mandarin Oriental, University of Calgary and Veterans Health Administration trust Phigenics to help keep their water and energy costs down and their patients and customers safe. Phigenics has industry-leading experts and provides Legionella Testing Services, with clients in all 50 states. Download our Company Brochure.

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Why the name Phigenics?

The meaning of the word “Phigenics” relates to the Founders’ vision: Optimizing operational efficiency and improving safety in building water systems to produce balanced systems that save money and enhance the quality of life.

The word “Phigenics” is a combinational play on the word “phi” (we also use the symbol for phi, φ, in our logo) and the suffix “-genics”. φ refers to an optimized system in which components are continuously in balance. Discovered by ancient Greek mathematicians, this ratio, φ, shows up in an array of balanced systems and has been called “The Golden Mean” or “The Divine Proportion”. An interesting aspect of φ is its relation to probability and risk. The Italian mathematician, Fibonacci, first described the predictive value of numbers in his famous Fibonacci series, which approaches the numerical value of φ. His work established the basis for what has become the science of risk analysis and risk management.

The suffix “-genics” means “producing, forming or causing to produce or form”. For example, biogenic means “produced from a biological source” and pathogenic refers to something that produces disease.

Thus, Phigenics is about using the predictive power of risk management processes to produce for our clients balanced systems that optimize safety and operational efficiency.

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