Aether Corporate

“Aether” is the mythical fifth element that fills the universal void and connects all other elements. “DBS” stands for Design Build Solutions.

Putting the two together, Aether DBS offers clients full service design/build solutions and custom modular systems for air, water, energy, infrastructure, and environmental projects.


About Aether DBS

With five offices in the U.S., and key partnerships in international markets, Aether DBS brings the essential elements of people, talent, technology, and action together to deliver value for their clients’ complex problems. Based out of Illinois and Oklahoma, Aether’s commitment to safety and quality enable them to succeed.

With engineering, construction management, and manufacturing capabilities and expertise, Aether DBS brings world class, reliable, cost-effective services to industrial clients in the power, alternative energy, food and beverage, steel, transportation, chemical/petrochemical, and environmental remediation markets.

Ely Energy & Hard Hat Services Merger – 2010

Tom Blair, Aether DBS President and former CEO of Hard Hat Services, expressed his enthusiasm about the new company, “The strategic acquisition of Ely Energy represents an exciting new stage of our corporate growth. It places us firmly in the energy sector and allows us to continue expanding our services and capabilities for our clients. In addition, HHS’ turnkey project capabilities bring an added dimension to the Ely Energy customer base. The combined company, Aether DBS, delivers value to our clients by providing practical, sustainable concept-to-completion solutions. With solid relationships in the U.S. and a growing presence in a number of international markets, our expanded resources will result in continued success and more opportunities for our employees, for our clients, and for Aether DBS.”