ECSI is proud of its reputation as a leader in the select group of truly independent door, hardware, and detention equipment consultants that remain in the United States.

We are not affiliated with, nor do we receive compensation from, any manufacturer or distributor. Our product selections are never influenced by sales or profit margins. ECSI’s recommendations and specifications are based exclusively on our knowledge of available products and which ones work best for each application.

Balancing design intent, local and national code compliance, and security system integration, ECSI’s proven methodologies and extensive product knowledge ensures the End User gets the most reliable, aesthetically pleasing, and cost-effective installation possible.

Frank E. Erbschloe, Jr., AHC – President

Frank began his career in the industry in 1985, achieving his AHC certification in 1990 while working as an in-house door, hardware, and detention equipment specialist at Hellmuth, Obata and Kassabaum Architects in Saint Louis, Missouri.

Relocating to their Washington, D.C. office in 1993, Frank left the firm to establish Erbschloe Consulting Services, Inc. in 1995.  Under his guidance, ECSI has become one of the most respected names in the industry, collaborating on some of the most prestigious buildings in North America and beyond.

John Dixon - ECSI Independent Door Hardware Consultants

John Dixon – Associate

Originally from Wales, John spent 12 years working as an electrical engineer running installation sites throughout England and Wales. He moved to the United States in 1989.

John joined ECSI in 2010. Benefiting from his engineering background, construction knowledge and attention to detail, John’s primary focus is on the thorough review of Construction Documents as relating to door hardware and the timely return of Contractors’ hardware submittals.


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