Architectural Control Systems, Inc. announces the retirement of John R. Hooss on
March 31, 2023.
John has been with ACSI since May of 1984; which has been a remarkable 39 years of
electrical door hardware service. He will be greatly missed by everyone at ACSI. His
dedication, hard work and outstanding talents have been a significant accomplishment not only with him as an individual; but has made ACSI what it is today.
Throughout John’s years at ACSI he has many personal achievements that has made
his life fantastic. He married his wife Jeanne in 1994; and they had a beautiful son Karl
in 1998. Today Jeanne is enjoying her retirement and living her best life with her family
& friends. Karl will be 26 years old this year and enjoys working and being with his
friends and family as well. The Hooss family is very active in their church and enjoy
John’s hobbies include antique vehicles. He has a Model A – 53 Chrysler and a 62 Nova.
He enjoys collecting old time gas pumps-TEXACO and MoPac (Missouri-Pacific)
railroad signs and memorabilia. Once he retires he hopes to work on small projects at
home, and within his church. He is considering the possibility of getting into traveling
I asked John what was the best part of being at ACSI? His response: “The Customers
and Sales Reps.” He implied that he is really going to miss the relationships he has built over the years with both, and definitely considers them friends. Then I punched him and said/YELLED, “HEY WHAT ABOUT ME?” His response: “Of course I will miss Christa Hellweg, she is the best thing that has happened at ACSI, and without her I
would be lost.”…………… In all honesty he just looked at me and gave me the known
so well: The John Hooss-you are an idiot stare and said nothing. (I will take that as he
was too emotional for words.)
All joking aside we are really thankful for John Hooss at ACSI. His humor, enthusiasm,
and devotion to this company are unparalleled, he is a terrific person and an important
asset/confidant and will be dearly missed. I invite you below to share your favorite
memory or to wish John and his family blessings in this next chapter of life; which is VERY well deserved. Congratulations and Best Wishes on your Retirement!