Cates Control Solutions is a Texas Based industrial controls distributor specializing in variable frequency drives and motors. We support our customers before, during, and after the sale with extensive product and application expertise as well as VFD service, repair and training. Call us at 800-882-1881.

Have an Automation Challenge? The Drive and Motor Experts at Cates Will Help You Find a Solution

We strive to provide exceptional service while helping you develop industrial control solutions. We can answer questions like:


    • Which variable frequency drive (VFD) is best for my application?
    • Which motor is recommended for my application?
    • My VFD is down. Who provides VFD service near me?
    • What company offers VFD repair near me?
    • What type of ABB VFD training should my team complete so they can troubleshoot VFD problems?


As an industrial controls distributor, we offer a wide variety of products from top manufacturers and have the expertise to help you with product selection, dimensioning, and installation as well as operation and maintenance.



Have a VFD down? Call us and talk to a LIVE person 24/7/365. We’ll send an experienced technician to resolve the issue on-site or bring the component back to our state-of-the-art facility for evaluation. We offer AC & DC drive support, product repairs, retrofitting, startups and on-site consulting.  


Need a VFD repaired? Drop it off or ship it to us today and we’ll troubleshoot, repair and test it for you. We have been trained and certified by ABB as a Drive Service Partner (DSP). This is ABB’s premier level of certification and ensures you receive the highest level of service.


Reduce downtime by scheduling your team for ABB VFD training so they have the ability to troubleshoot variable frequency drive problems. We offer basic and advanced classes at our Houston and Dallas locations.

Need Assistance? Call (800)-882-1881

I try to always comment on exceptional service whenever I experience it. I would like to commend Scott Valchar for the excellent service he provides to ARC Specialties. The ARC personnel have come to depend on Scott for top quality equipment, service and technical assistance. From my 26 years in the business of building machines, I know how rare it is to find a technically competent salesman. Scott keeps us informed on new products without pressuring us to buy. His professionalism and upbeat attitude is much appreciated.

At ARC Specialties we try to provide solutions, not just hardware. We have come to rely on Scott in that same way. Keep up the good work. 

Daniel A.

ARC Specialties

#1 ABB Drive Distributor in South Texas!

From field service to inside coordination Cates Control team did a great job supporting Enterprise during this year’s MTBE annual turnaround. On multiple occasions last minute parts were required for our team to be successful during turnaround. Each challenge was met with fast response and great communication.

Jason T.

IE 10 VFD and Motor Controls Specialist, Enterprise Products


All of our products are covered by the original manufacturer’s warranty for product defects.

Need Assistance? Call 800-882-1881

Hazardous Product Certification Requirements

Many of our products are for use in hazardous areas and they meet various certifications required all over the world.

Questions about the certifications of specific products?

Need Assistance? Call 800-882-1881


Cates Control Solutions
14221 Gulfstream Park
Webster, Texas 77598


(713) 944-0101 PHONE
(800) 882-1881 PHONE


M-F:  8am – 5pm
S-S:  Closed