About IRIS Associates

Experience and Reliability You Can Count On

IRIS Associates is located in Irwin, Pennsylvania, 25 miles east of Pittsburgh, in the heart Pennsylvania’s industrialized region.

  • Maurice A. Confer, owner and principal.
  • Bachelor of Science – Mechanical Engineering Technology, Penn State University.
  • Forty years of experience in the field of electrical construction and maintenance.
  • Certified Level II thermographer.
  • Proficient with electrical systems in a wide variety of industries, commercial buildings, and facilities.

Our strategic location provides easy access to a wide range of industrial locations in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia. These industries include metal refining and processing, manufacturing, hardwood lumber and wood products, pulp and paper, petroleum and chemical processing, mining, power generation, and large commercial facilities.

While IRIS Associates is based in this area, our growing reputation and client base frequently take us beyond this tri-state region.

The owner and principal of IRIS Associates is Maurice (Maury) Confer.  A 1979 graduate of Penn State University, Mr. Confer built a strong reputation as a field service engineer with nearly two decades of service for two major electrical equipment manufacturers, Westinghouse Electric Corporation and General Electric Company.

Mr. Confer gained proficiency with infrared thermography, vibration analysis, balancing rotating equipment, shaft alignment, electrical testing, and trouble-shooting equipment problems.

In late 1997, drawing upon his extensive experience, Mr. Confer developed the concept of an infrared thermography inspection company that would provide the highest level of service at competitive market rates.  IRIS Associates is the culmination of his efforts.



When you contact IRIS Associates to perform infrared thermography inspections, Mr. Confer will personally schedule your work, perform the survey with your company’s personnel, and prepare the report.  The level of performance and personal attention throughout the entire inspection process is unmatched within the industry.


Would you like to learn more? Contact Us today or give us a call at 814-730-3567.