President & CMO

Chandrea Frantz

In 2012 Chandrea, a full-time working mom with a marketing background, had grown tired and frustrated over how much time and effort it took to park when she traveled or shopped. In 2013, she did something about it and founded Parking Guidance Systems LLC.

Chandrea Frantz

President & CMO

Without Chandrea Frantz , there would be no Parking Guidance Systems. As a super-busy, full-time working mom, she had grown tired and frustrated over how much time and effort it took to park when she traveled or shopped. Instead of waiting for someone else to fix the problem, Chandrea utilized her marketing background to do something about it. In 2013, she created Parking Guidance Systems LLC to find and offer custom solutions designed to enhance the customers’ parking experience.

As President and CMO, Chandrea ensures the company stays focused on representing and distributing technology-driven, environmentally friendly parking administration systems that not only improve the parking your customer’s experience, but improve the your occupancy rate and profitability.

Best part of the job?

“I enjoy meeting new people and I get satisfaction that our company prides itself on customer service and putting the client first.  Once the client sees our parking guidance technology in action, it sells itself. However, staying close to the customer throughout the installation process is important to me.”

Chandrea is involved in the growth of PGS as well as day-to-day management from marketing, strategy and the financials. When she is not cutting-edge solutions for her clients, Chandrea is outdoors, traveling and enjoying her love for adventure!


Association Memberships:
  • WBENC — Women Business Enterprise National Council
  • WIP — Women In Parking
  • IPI  —  International Parking Institute
  • NPA  —  National Parking Association
  • FPA — Florida Parking Association
  • TPTA  —  Texas Parking & Transportation Association

Awards & Recognition:
  • 2015 National Parking Association Innovator of the Year
  • WBE — City of Houston

Industry / Product Training Certifications:
  • INDECT
  • AVPM
  • IPSENS
  • Certified & Trained TIBA Parking Systems
  • Certified Level 1 for IPSens
  • Certified Level 1 INDECT Systems

VP, Business Development

Derek Frantz

Derek is an entrepreneur. His 20+ years in the ever-changing automotive industry taught him to recognize an opportunity when it presented itself. In 2013 that opportunity was the new and promising parking guidance systems industry.

Derek Frantz

VP, Business Development

Derek always aims higher. After more than 20 years in the automotive industry, buying and selling cars with a high level of service and founding his own premium, automotive brokerage firm that provided concierge service, it was natural to segue to an industry like parking guidance systems. A relatively new concept in 2013, Derek saw the opportunity and dove in. By applying his best-in-class, entrepreneurial perspective, Derek has built a leadership niche for PGS, partnering with premium equipment suppliers, creating custom solutions and installing guidance technology that continually improves the parking experience for our clients and their customers.

From the beginning, Derek’s vision and strategic direction have helped to grow Parking Guidance Systems, LLC from a three-person, regional manufacturer’s rep company to become one of the largest distributors and installers of customized, parking guidance technologies in the nation.

Best part of the job?

“I like the challenge of solving our customers’ parking congestion problems. No two projects are alike, so it keeps me, and our team, on our toes. Many people think we are a parking equipment installation company, when in fact, we are a parking guidance technology company with unlimited solutions to solve their parking issues.”

At PGS Derek leads business development which means growing the business every day. He works closely with sales team, guides strategic planning and operations, steadfastly maintaining everyone’s focus on delivering the highest-rated parking guidance technology with the highest level of service. When not selling parking guidance systems, Derek can be found playing golf, basketball or working out.


Association Memberships:
  • IPMI — International Parking & Mobility Institute
  • NPA — National Parking Association
  • FPA — Florida Parking Association
  • TPTA — Texas Parking & Transportation Association

Industry / Product Training Certifications:
  • Certified & Trained TIBA Parking Systems
  • Certified Level 1 for IPsens
  • Certified Level 1 INDECT Systems 2012
  • Certified & Trained in Automated Valet Systems

VP, Business Development

Derek Frantz

Derek is an entrepreneur. His 20+ years in the ever-changing automotive industry taught him to recognize an opportunity when it presented itself. In 2013 that opportunity was the new and promising parking guidance systems industry.

Derek Frantz

VP, Business Development

Derek always aims higher. After more than 20 years in the automotive industry, buying and selling cars with a high level of service and founding his own premium, automotive brokerage firm that provided concierge service, it was natural to segue to an industry like parking guidance systems. A relatively new concept in 2013, Derek saw the opportunity and dove in. By applying his best-in-class, entrepreneurial perspective, Derek has built a leadership niche for PGS, partnering with premium equipment suppliers, creating custom solutions and installing guidance technology that continually improves the parking experience for our clients and their customers.

From the beginning, Derek’s vision and strategic direction have helped to grow Parking Guidance Systems, LLC from a three-person, regional manufacturer’s rep company to become one of the largest distributors and installers of customized, parking guidance technologies in the nation.

Best part of the job?

“I like the challenge of solving our customers’ parking congestion problems. No two projects are alike, so it keeps me, and our team, on our toes. Many people think we are a parking equipment installation company, when in fact, we are a parking guidance technology company with unlimited solutions to solve their parking issues.”

At PGS Derek leads business development which means growing the business every day. He works closely with sales team, guides strategic planning and operations, steadfastly maintaining everyone’s focus on delivering the highest-rated parking guidance technology with the highest level of service. When not selling parking guidance systems, Derek can be found playing golf, basketball or working out.


Association Memberships:
  • IPMI — International Parking & Mobility Institute
  • NPA — National Parking Association
  • FPA — Florida Parking Association
  • TPTA — Texas Parking & Transportation Association

Industry / Product Training Certifications:
  • Certified & Trained TIBA Parking Systems
  • Certified Level 1 for IPsens
  • Certified Level 1 INDECT Systems 2012
  • Certified & Trained in Automated Valet Systems

VP of Operations

Matthew Taylor

If you need details about parking guidance equipment, Matt is your source. His ongoing training and field experience, with our partner technology products, help him to plan every detail of our clients’ custom, state-of-the-art projects so they can count on filled spaces.

Matthew Taylor

VP of Operations

Matt is our go-to for parking operations and product intel. His 15 years of industry experience from street-level to service operations to technology make him perfect for spearheading PGS growth in Texas and throughout the US. Matt oversees all facets of our clients’ guidance systems projects from contract signing through ribbon cutting. His continued hands-on training of our partner INDECT, CVPS, and IPsens equipment gives him the edge our clients need to build custom, state-of-the-art guidance systems that customers’ return to.

Best part of the job?

I get to apply knowledge from my previous years of parking management to lead, guide and assist with building a strong operations team that is prepared for future growth.

Matt is our relationship builder, project director and strategic installation planner or PGS projects. When he switches gears, Matt enjoys collecting vintage vinyl records, DIY projects, cycling and spending time with his family.


Association Memberships:
  • TPTA — Texas Parking & Transportation Association
  • BOMA — Houston, Central Houston

Awards & Recognition:

Lanier Parking Solutions “Shining Star” Award — for the overhaul of a Loss Control System at Georgia Aquarium’s parking facility


Industry / Product Training Certifications:

Lanier Parking Solutions “Shining Star” Award — for the overhaul of a Loss Control System at Georgia Aquarium’s parking facility

  • OSHA 30
  • Certified Level 1 for IPsens
  • Certified Level 1 INDECT Systems

Education:

Kennesaw State University — Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Regional Sales Director

Dylan Prep

Sales, solutions and service. Dylan is the PGS trifecta. He sizes up the scope of every project and brings custom, tech-driven solutions that help clients stay ahead of their customers’ needs and keep spaces filled.

Dylan Prep

Regional Sales Director

Service is Dylan’s number one job, and he brings it. In the short time that Dylan has been on the PGS team, he has built a solid reputation for delivering service that keeps our clients coming back for more. He works closely with clients not only to determine and deliver on their needs but introduce solutions that put them out in front of their competition.

Best part of the job?

“My work makes an impact beyond drivers find parking more quickly and easily. I also help create custom solutions using technology that assists clients in improving parking operations and maximizing their revenue as well.”

At PGS Dylan also serves as our digital marketing developer, managing our website and social media and assists with project budgeting, a responsibility that will grow when he finalizes his CPA Certification. When he’s not busy here, he is watching any and all Houston pro teams (Longhorns too!), playing sports or heading to the beach with friends.


Association Memberships:
  • NPA — National Parking Association
  • TPTA — Texas Parking & Transportation Association

Industry / Product Training Certifications:
  • Certified Level 1 for IPsens
  • Certified Level 1 INDECT Systems

Regional Sales Director

Dylan Prep

Sales, solutions and service. Dylan is the PGS trifecta. He sizes up the scope of every project and brings custom, tech-driven solutions that help clients stay ahead of their customers’ needs and keep spaces filled.

Dylan Prep

Regional Sales Director

Service is Dylan’s number one job, and he brings it. In the short time that Dylan has been on the PGS team, he has built a solid reputation for delivering service that keeps our clients coming back for more. He works closely with clients not only to determine and deliver on their needs but introduce solutions that put them out in front of their competition.

Best part of the job?

“My work makes an impact beyond drivers find parking more quickly and easily. I also help create custom solutions using technology that assists clients in improving parking operations and maximizing their revenue as well.”

At PGS Dylan also serves as our digital marketing developer, managing our website and social media and assists with project budgeting, a responsibility that will grow when he finalizes his CPA Certification. When he’s not busy here, he is watching any and all Houston pro teams (Longhorns too!), playing sports or heading to the beach with friends.


Association Memberships:
  • NPA — National Parking Association
  • TPTA — Texas Parking & Transportation Association

Industry / Product Training Certifications:
  • Certified Level 1 for IPsens
  • Certified Level 1 INDECT Systems

Project Coordinator

Dario Spina

Dario is built into every job. Every detail from budget, to schedule, to customizations, to service has his attention and his expertise in getting systems up and running… working just the way our clients dreamed of.

Dario Spina

Project Coordinator

Since starting with Parking Guidance Systems in 2016, Dario has at been the core of every project to help organize and ensure that each custom solution is completed to spec and comes in on time and on budget. Dario works closely with the lead technicians, directing the schematic design, scheduling, logistics and on-demand delivery of inventory as the project progresses. His background in electrical telecommunications also puts him in the unique position of providing technical support to project managers, as needed. Once the project is completed, Dario supports his clients by taking care of all service calls.

Best part of the job?

“Every day is different with interesting challenges and opportunities to create new solutions for PGS clients.”

When Dario is not skillfully managing our clients’ jobs, he is spending time with his wife Andrea and two sons, sailing and sport shooting.


Industry / Product Training Certifications:

INDECT Training:

  • Certified & Trained TIBA Parking Systems
  • Certified Level 1 for IPsens
  • Certified Level 1 INDECT Systems

Network Director

Flavio Polverini

It’s safe to say that Flavio is our chief integrator of the servers and computer networks that drive our parking guidance technology. Steeped in computer know-how and experience, our clients’ are assured that if there is a a problem, it will be solved quickly and professionally.

Flavio Polverini

Network Director

PGS customers expect excellent service. And with Flavio behind the scenes, keeping the PGS communications network running smooth, they can rely on consistent, reliable service at all times..

Flavio is here to maintain/troubleshoot our computer networks, install and integrate new server hardware, ensure network security and keep up on any needed updates.

Best part of the job?

“If I’m on top of what’s happening with our network that means my phone doesn’t ring as much, and that’s a good thing! On the other hand, there is nothing better than resolving a challenging technology issue. It’s extremely fulfilling and an important part of my job.”

Flavio is our go-to for all things tech. But when he is not looking at screens he is out running or bicycling or spending time with his wife Natacha.


Industry / Product Training Certifications:
  • Microsoft New Technologies Conference
    Sigo Corporate University (UCS), Porlamar Nueva Esparta, Duration 20 academic hours, March 2011
  • Microsoft IT INNOVA Conference
    Sigo Corporate University (UCS), Porlamar Nueva Esparta, Duration 20 academic hours, March 2012
  • Linux + Operating System Globaldesk
    CCCT, Caracas Venezuela, Duration 32 academic hours, June 2012
  • Advanced Linux (Installation and Support Network Services)
    Globaldesk CCCT, Caracas Venezuela , Duration 32 academic hours, June 2012
  • Advanced Course IP Telephone Exchanges Asterisk (Elastix)
    CGTS, Caracas Venezuela, Duration 40 academic hours, September 2012
  • DELL FORCE10 Networking Operating Systems (FTOS)
    Microsoft Santo Domingo: Dominican Microsoft S.A. Av Gustavo Mejia Ricart Esq. Abraham Lincoln Torre Piantini, Santo Apartment 15. Sunday, July 2013

Network Administrator Qualifying Skills:
  • Design and installation of structured cabling and fiber optics.
  • Installation and operation of equipment for LAN / WAN networks.
  • Installation and operation of equipment for wireless networks.
  • Design and installation of networks for VoIP and IP telephony.
  • Documentation of LAN / WAN networks.
  • Design and management IP addressing schemes.
  • Design, implementation and management of Network Security Architectures.
  • Proactive and Centralized Security Infrastructure for IT Management.
  • Design, implementation and management of Security Solutions: Firewalls, anti-virus, anti-spam, anti-spyware, anti-phishing and IDS / IPS host.
  • Design and implementation of access security: PKI, VPN, authentication, access management, remote access and authentication and encryption.
  • Design and installation of equipment for VPN.

Network Director

Flavio Polverini

It’s safe to say that Flavio is our chief integrator of the servers and computer networks that drive our parking guidance technology. Steeped in computer know-how and experience, our clients’ are assured that if there is a a problem, it will be solved quickly and professionally.

Flavio Polverini

Network Director

PGS customers expect excellent service. And with Flavio behind the scenes, keeping the PGS communications network running smooth, they can rely on consistent, reliable service at all times..

Flavio is here to maintain/troubleshoot our computer networks, install and integrate new server hardware, ensure network security and keep up on any needed updates.

Best part of the job?

“If I’m on top of what’s happening with our network that means my phone doesn’t ring as much, and that’s a good thing! On the other hand, there is nothing better than resolving a challenging technology issue. It’s extremely fulfilling and an important part of my job.”

Flavio is our go-to for all things tech. But when he is not looking at screens he is out running or bicycling or spending time with his wife Natacha.


Industry / Product Training Certifications:
  • Microsoft New Technologies Conference
    Sigo Corporate University (UCS), Porlamar Nueva Esparta, Duration 20 academic hours, March 2011
  • Microsoft IT INNOVA Conference
    Sigo Corporate University (UCS), Porlamar Nueva Esparta, Duration 20 academic hours, March 2012
  • Linux + Operating System Globaldesk
    CCCT, Caracas Venezuela, Duration 32 academic hours, June 2012
  • Advanced Linux (Installation and Support Network Services)
    Globaldesk CCCT, Caracas Venezuela , Duration 32 academic hours, June 2012
  • Advanced Course IP Telephone Exchanges Asterisk (Elastix)
    CGTS, Caracas Venezuela, Duration 40 academic hours, September 2012
  • DELL FORCE10 Networking Operating Systems (FTOS)
    Microsoft Santo Domingo: Dominican Microsoft S.A. Av Gustavo Mejia Ricart Esq. Abraham Lincoln Torre Piantini, Santo Apartment 15. Sunday, July 2013

Network Administrator Qualifying Skills:
  • Design and installation of structured cabling and fiber optics.
  • Installation and operation of equipment for LAN / WAN networks.
  • Installation and operation of equipment for wireless networks.
  • Design and installation of networks for VoIP and IP telephony.
  • Documentation of LAN / WAN networks.
  • Design and management IP addressing schemes.
  • Design, implementation and management of Network Security Architectures.
  • Proactive and Centralized Security Infrastructure for IT Management.
  • Design, implementation and management of Security Solutions: Firewalls, anti-virus, anti-spam, anti-spyware, anti-phishing and IDS / IPS host.
  • Design and implementation of access security: PKI, VPN, authentication, access management, remote access and authentication and encryption.
  • Design and installation of equipment for VPN.

Florida Sales Director

Michael Warren

Michael is our Florida man. From developing new business to managing in-progress parking guidance systems, he supports the PGS team and clients by professionally servicing the everyday details that make our projects successful.

Michael Warren

Florida Sales Director

Michael is our newest employee and is based out of our Florida office to support a multitude of projects currently underway and on the horizon. From business development to project management responsibilities he supports the corporate team handling bids and proposals, concept and status presentations and keeping project progress and service on point, day after day.

Best part of the job?

“I enjoy the PGS family atmosphere. We’re in this together, working toward one goal — to deliver for our clients. And I love the travel, too.” Michael is always busy managing his accounts, fielding RFPs and bringing in new clients he fills his time with travel, music, movies and all Houston sports.


Association Memberships:
  • NPA — National Parking Association

Industry / Product Training Certifications:
  • Certified Level 1 for IPsens
  • Certified Level 1 INDECT Systems

Project Director

Luis Armando Chapa

Based in our Florida office, Luis brings many years of onsite installation expertise and technology know how to the PGS table. Since no customer parking solution is alike, we rely on Luis to take the installation plan from a concept and turn it into reality.

Luis Armando Chapa

Project Director

At PGS, someone has to gather all the pieces together and put them to work.Luis is that someone. The solutions we build for our clients are all custom, all highly complex and are all expertly installed and maintained.

In the years Luis has been at PGS he has never looked at any two projects the same. Our parking guidance technology is constantly being refined and improved and Luis makes it his job to stay ahead of that curve to make our clients’ systems more accurate and profitable.

Best part of the job?

I love the feeling of accomplishment after installing a complex guidance system and then turning the it over to a client.

Besides PGS project management and field/system installation, Luis spends his time off watching sports, working on his truck and fishing.


Industry / Product Training Certifications:
  • TIBA Parking Level 2 Technical Cert.
  • INDECT Certified Level 1 for IPSens
  • Certified Level 1 INDECT Systems

Project Director

Luis Armando Chapa

Based in our Florida office, Luis brings many years of onsite installation expertise and technology know how to the PGS table. Since no customer parking solution is alike, we rely on Luis to take the installation plan from a concept and turn it into reality.

Luis Armando Chapa

Project Director

At PGS, someone has to gather all the pieces together and put them to work.Luis is that someone. The solutions we build for our clients are all custom, all highly complex and are all expertly installed and maintained.

In the years Luis has been at PGS he has never looked at any two projects the same. Our parking guidance technology is constantly being refined and improved and Luis makes it his job to stay ahead of that curve to make our clients’ systems more accurate and profitable.

Best part of the job?

I love the feeling of accomplishment after installing a complex guidance system and then turning the it over to a client.

Besides PGS project management and field/system installation, Luis spends his time off watching sports, working on his truck and fishing.


Industry / Product Training Certifications:
  • TIBA Parking Level 2 Technical Cert.
  • INDECT Certified Level 1 for IPSens
  • Certified Level 1 INDECT Systems