Project Experience

Rick Caldwell, President of SCADAware,  built one of the first large scale, PC based SCADA system in 1989 with 370 PLCs communicating to 40,000 data points. Rick formed the SCADAware team in 2000 and they have been using and building sophisticated Control and SCADA systems ever since. The group has grown over the years and has been staffed by recruiting experienced engineers and programmers from different industries, as well as top EE graduates and computer science majors from local universities.

Several members of the SCADAware team specialize in the design and implementation of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems for a variety of industries. Our designs are based on off-the-shelf hardware and software that are readily available through local distribution which helps to minimize cost and reduce down time.

Our engineers and technicians program PCs/PLCs and develop HMI/SCADA screens that allow operators to monitor and interact with the control system. We thoroughly bench-test our systems prior to installation to assure system start-up and commissioning is smooth and free from unexpected delays. We are committed to training personnel in the use of their system, and will be available long-term to provide system updates and enhancements to ensure that the control system continues to operate at optimal levels of performance.  SCADAware also offers Service Contracts, which can include 24/7 coverage, to provide maintenance and support.

The SCADAware team has designed, programmed and commissioned SCADA and Control systems for heavy manufacturing, investor-owned utilities, municipal water/waste water utilities, food and beverage utilities, government agencies and many more.

The following are some of the many proven experiences and accomplishments of the SCADAware team:


  • Indiana American Water Company
  • Missouri American Water Company
  • Central Lake County Joint Action Water Agency (CLC-JAWA)
  • Urbana-Champaign Sanitary District (UCSD)
  • Decatur Sanitary District
  • Town of Normal, IL
  • Town of Rock Falls, IL
  • City of Champaign, IL
  • City of LaGrange, MO
  • City of Pekin, IL
  • City of Farmington, IL
  • City of Toluca, IL
  • Consumers Energy
  • Ameren IP
  • Texas Gas Transmission, LLC
  • Caterpillar, Inc.
  • Radian, Inc.
  • Cargill, Inc.
  • Bunge Milling, Inc.
  • Ascent Corporation- Reuters America
  • Ascent Corporation- Savvis Communications
  • Waukesha Engine
  • Mitsubishi Motors
  • US Filter / Stranco
  • Chemical Specialities, Inc. (CSI)
  • Keystone Steel & Wire
  • Nestle
  • GM Electro-Motive
  • Alcoa Aerospace
  • NASA
  • Springfield Metro Sanitary District