A man on a low-voltage mission
- Written by Trilla Cook
Mark Couvillion is the owner of Low Voltage Wiring Specialists and operates his business out of his home in Kingwood. At this time, this is a part-time business for Couvillion and he admits that he is a low-voltage enthusiast who aims to do custom work and do it well. Low Voltage Wiring Specialists will work with customers on structured media centers; local area networks – cat 5, cat 6, and WiFi; phone systems, satellite and cable systems; home theater and whole house stereo; home automation; doorbells and intercoms; yard and path lighting and driveway sensors. Everything in and around the home that possibly can be automated is on the list. Couvillion said that 10-12 years ago he had a business which automated everything in the home. “It was a high-end, white-collar business in a blue-collar area in 1995-99, so it didn’t work out,” he said. He has been working on his low-voltage wiring business the past three years and has lived in Kingwood since September 2000. Today, he works four days a week with a plastics compounding company in Spring and prior to that he worked for 16 years with Dow Chemical in Freeport. He is happy to work on custom installations for his customers Friday, Saturday and Sunday and will accept jobs both large and small. In his spare time, Couvillion loves to run model trains on miniature tracks and see to every detail. His model railroad includes a color pin-hole video camera in the engine which enables the railroader to run the train from the viewpoint of a real engineer or digital command control. He gets heavily involved in the electronic details as this is his passion, he says, and is one of the reasons he’s in the business of low-voltage wiring. His business enables him to afford his railroading hobby which is kind of expensive, he said. Couvillion was published in the August 2008 issue of Model Railroader Magazine. He wrote a column on digital command control called the DCC Column. To contact Low Voltage Wiring Specialists call 281-358-7310 or 281-468-2351. Photo: It’s no shock that Mark Couvillion, owner of Low Voltage Wiring Specialists, gets a charge out of his work and can customize and automate everything electronic in the home.