Stories

On the job. Behind the scenes. In the trenches. We have plenty of page-turning stories to share. Here, we’ve chosen a few favorites that highlight our creative thinking and collaborative spirit.

  • Wake Up

    In life and in work, the best-laid plans often go astray. This is idiom is especially true at a construction site, even for some of the largest and most experienced compa

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  • Bright Lights

    For ten months, a major shoe retailer tried to figure out what was causing temperatures to rise in i

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  • Black Ceilings

    A mattress store complained to its landlord, a national retail developer, when dust streaks started to appear around air diffusers on the ceiling. TES was contacted for an evaluation, thinking that the streaks were a result of dirty air fro

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  • Real Value

    It’s true that TES project rates are often priced above competitors. Why do clients pay us instead of choosing the cheaper alternative? The answer is simple - we do mor

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  • Open vs. Closed

    When there’s no longer a mall common area to shield a store from the elements, what’s a retailer

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  • Landlord Approvals

    Oftentimes, a tenant’s code compliance does not meet the Landlord’s criteria, causing continued plan rejection during Landlord review. This can be a frustrating, time-consuming process for all parties involved. The TES team works with t

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  • City Approvals

    Many retailers think that they can save time and money by conducting MEP work with their own in-hous

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  • Smoke Exhaust

    Smoke evac and smoke exhaust design are complex topics that many national retailers struggle to address, especially because requirements differ from property to property. As a result, even the best-laid plans can be rejected by both the Lan

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  • Unknown Utilities

    TES has helped many retailers who’ve attempted to save money by hiring “one man” engineering firms. These firms are often limited in expertise and challenged by com

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