About Us

In October of 1995, I founded National Control Devices (ControlAnything.com & ControlEverything.com), a company that specializes in computer controlled switching devices.  I grew this small business over the course of 20 years, and I have enjoyed the challenge of watching this business expand.  Working with firmware and circuit design to build products that help customers with their specialized switching needs has always been a passion of mine.

In December of 2014, I made the decision to rebrand my use of the domain name ControlEverything.com.  The time has come in my life to spend more time on my hobbies, more time playing with electronics, and less time on the serious side of the industrial sector.  So I chose some of my best people to build us a new web site, and we all worked together to formulate a structure that would allow our product offerings to grow into the areas we enjoy the most.  

It is our greatest hopes that software developers will be encouraged to explore hardware for the first time.  As we watch the computer controlled world evolve, software developers are at the forefront of this change.  We hope software developers will become comfortable using our devices, and explore the possibilities of adding hardware to their next software application.

ControlEverything.com opened on November 9th, 2015 with about 190 devices after 1 year of development with 2 board design engineers, 1 graphic artist, 2 web developers, 4 surface mount assembly workers, 2 media creators, and small support staff to help with parts procurement, organization, and social media marketing.  While we primarily offer relay controllers and sensors, we have an extensive line of products on the way that will greatly diversify our product offerings.  We currently have only a dozen or so people working on the ControlEverything.com project, but each person brings extraordinary talents, and I could not be more proud of the people I am working with.

I am deeply grateful to all the amazing people at Particle (www.particle.io) who have offered us guidance, feedback, and have helped spread the word about the kinds of products we offer.  Particle is an amazing company doing truly groundbreaking work.  We have been working in WiFi communications for years, but Particle has completely changed the landscape of WiFi.  Look for us to offer extensive support for Particle products in the future, including our Open Source project “Mobicle”, which provides a cross-platform user interface for Particle-based devices.

We have some amazing plans for ControlEverything.com, and we are backed by the solidity of a 20 year old hardware company.  We look forward to your feedback.


Ryan Sheldon
CEO and Founder
National Control Devices