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South Carolina School Plant Manager’s Association—Speaker

Andrew LaRowe, CEO of BAISCA,  was an invited speaker at the South Carolina School Plant Manager’s Association in Myrtle Beach on February 4, 2018

NC Schools Boards Association Conference—Speaker

Andrew LaRowe, CEO of BAISCA,  was an invited speaker at the 2015 annual conference of the NC School Boards  Association Conference in Grensboro, NC from November 16-18, 2015.

Sustainable Energy Conference—Andrew LaRowe Presents

Raleigh, NC

SchoolDude University—Andrew LaRowe Presents

Myrtle Beach, SC

BAISCA/EduCon Energy Participating in NC School Boards Association Conference

November 17, 2014 in Greensboro, NC

Andrew LaRowe named President of EduCon

Andrew LaRowe resting on his elbowWinston-Salem, N.C., October 24, 2014 – EduCon Educational Consulting announced today it has named Andrew LaRowe president of the company.

Founded by Nelson Jessup in 1996, EduCon offers energy management consulting and energy management software tools to schools, colleges, businesses and non-profits. Jessup will serve as chief executive officer and continue his full-time, daily involvement in leadership of the company.

LaRowe brings significant experience in the development and implementation of energy programs for school districts. During the past 27 years, he has worked in planning, designing, constructing, and operating school facilities, most recently serving as chief operations officer for Guilford County Schools. He also served several years as supervisor of facilities for Progress Energy.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to work with EduCon,” said LaRowe.  “Nelson and I worked closely together at Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools many years ago when I was director of maintenance and he was interim superintendent. We reunited this year to work with Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools and saw the possibility of doing much more together. EduCon is well positioned strategically and operationally to help its clients save on energy costs.  I’m excited about our terrific team and the prospect of adding to the impressive accomplishments of EduCon Educational Consulting.”

LaRowe will focus on business development, operations and new technology. He will continue to work in Winston Salem where EduCon is headquartered.

“Andy brings a broad background and extensive experience to EduCon and will lead key strategies to ensure EduCon’s growth,” said Jessup. “EduCon is primed to make further strides to help our clients with energy efficiency and sustainability solutions.”

About EduCon

Established in 1996 by Nelson Jessup, an administrator with over 35 years experience in public education, EduCon provides consulting services to school systems. EduCon includes both energy management for school and construction administration and coordination of new school facilities. EduCon also offers Energy Master Pro, a web-based energy tracking software which enables tracking, analyzing and management of energy consumption and costs in schools, colleges, businesses or non-profits. For more information log onto


BAISCA/EduCon Energy Participating in NC Sustainable Energy Conference

Raleigh, NC

Andrew LaRowe Presents at SchoolDude University

Annual VSPMA Conference, Norfolk, VA


BAISCA participated in the Virginia School Plant Managers Association (VSPMA) Annual Conference Trade Show in Norfolk, Virginia. Special thanks to Jamie Cheshire for creating the fine graphics used on the display and marketing materials.Also many thanks to Sarah Albritton for helping in so many ways to make this a successful event for

Also many thanks to Sarah Albritton for helping in so many ways to make this a successful event for BAISCA.

IMG_2110 Andrew LaRowe was presented with an award by the VSPMA in recognition of his dedication to improving Virginia Schools. Andrew spoke about campus safety in a presentation titled “Concentric Circles of Protection”. Attendees were shown how collected data can be reported utilizing heat maps to improve communications to administration, the school board, and the community regarding implementation of school safety initiatives.

Cabarrus County—Lighting Inventory Project

August 30, 2013

BAISCA is partnering with SchoolDude on a project for Cabarrus County schools in North Carolina. Cabarrrus County requested and received capital funds in the 2013-14 budget to complete lighting retrofits where necessary among their 39 schools. 

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SchoolDude and BAISCA Announce Alliance Partnership


SchoolDude and BAISCA are pleased to announce a SuccessPlus Services “Alliance Partnership” to offer facility assessment services for SchoolDude’s 6,000+ educational clients.  Read more

Andrew LaRowe Presents At Safe Schools Symposium

June 24, 2013

SafeSchoolsAndrew LaRowe spoke to educational facilities professionals in Raleigh, North Carolina at the Safe Schools Symposium sponsored by the Council for Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI).

Bill Lewis, Chief Operations Officer for Charleston County Schools in South Carolina participated with Mr. LaRowe  to illustrate how districts can integrate security improvements by developing standards, conducting assessments, and using “heat maps” to communicate progress.


BAISCA Working With Capital Bank Facilities Group—Facilities Management Training

April 9-10, 2013

Although BAISCA primarily serves K12 Public Education clients, we are proud to have recently partnered with Leadership Innovations to conduct a two-day training session for the Facilities Group with Capital Bank.  They provide facilities management services for 165 branches spread across five states including Florida, the Carolinas, Virginia, and Tennessee. Read more