We are a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), based in Wisconsin, but servicing the entire country. Founded in 2013 as TLL, we grew and rebranded to TLL Solutions in 2019 to align with our expanding capabilities.
We have extensive experience in lighting, electrical, HVAC and generator solution sets through specification, design, distribution, installation, project management and rebate administration. We have installation experience across a wide spectrum of project types and sizes, from a simple LED retrofit to an electrical line drop to complete electrical gear replacement to full generator replacements. In addition, we have the ability to package any and all of these services, on-demand, for our customers.
We use a combination of self-performing and sub-contracted labor through our pool of over 3500 labor partners across the country so we can scale with your project size across the nation!
ABOUT US POST PANDEMIC
The pandemic created seismic shifts in all facets of life. For businesses, two of the biggest challenges created come from The Great Resignation and severe supply chain disruption. Tasks such as basic communication, project management, sourcing and tracking of materials have become significantly more time consuming and unreliable. Also The Great Resignation created a significant "Brain Drain" across all vendors and companies that support contractors as many of the most experienced and knowledgeable people in the industry either retired or moved on to different opportunities. Our customers have repeatedly shared their struggles to get even simple projects completed on time and in some cases get any sort of communication on when materials will be available or when a project will be completed. The fallout from the pandemic is a massive void in industry knowledge, experience, capabilities and materials.
In response to these challenges TLL Solutions aggressively targeted and hired experienced professionals in the electrical and lighting trades. We added over 100 years of electrical trade experience to our leadership and management team since the pandemic and we continue to grow. By adding these industry pros to our team we are able to help bridge the void created by the pandemic and deliver projects in a manner that more closely resemble pre-pandemic project execution. For one of our national customers, we were the ONLY electrical contractor to get any projects finished for their program in 2022 and subsequently we are being asked to turnkey more projects for them in the future as a result.
None of our leadership or project management staff are simple "spreadsheet pushers". All members of our team are highly experienced in the field and we lead FROM the field. We leverage our knowledge to drive our vendors and partners and mitigate issues. Because we lead from the field we are able to deliver unparalleled levels of communication both in terms of accuracy and speed of information delivered to our customers.
Nothing is the same since COVID but TLL Solutions continues to lean into the challenges with an attitude and people that drive results for our customers.
“TLL solutions has shown limitless flexibility and has been an amazing partner during this time of great uncertainty in the electrical parts & service market. Our stores are our number one asset in getting product to guests and complete our mission statement. We can always count on TLL to answer when we call and when we need assistance with an electrical outage or part failure at a store. Anywhere in the country, any month of the year, and any time of day, TLL is able to respond in real time. They are able to diagnose the problem, devise a solution, source pats and secure labor to rectify any issue. We consider ourselves lucky to have them as a strategic electrical contractor.”
Lead Program Manager, Big Box Retailer
“Without Dan’s exhaustive efforts and his passion to meet our lighting needs in the most responsible, aesthetic and energy conscious manner our stores would not look the way they do and I would argue we have the best looking stores in the Albertsons/Safeway fleet. I can personally tell you that I view Dan as a lighting expert on all facets: design, specification, installation, maintenance and energy savings. He is the most knowledgeable lighting person I have ever worked with. If I had a lighting issue or project and only one person I could choose to solve it, that person would be Dan Lawrence!”
Bob Reorda, VP Sales Support, Albertsons/Safeway
Building Material Solutions
We supply various major brands of Lighting, Electrical, HVAC and Generator product lines. We support both material only orders and materials as part of turn-key installations.
We have a number of self-performing crews across the country as well as a large network of labor partners to support projects of any size and scope.
Project Management, Energy Audits and Assessments, Energy Rebate Administration, Lighting Design & Specification, Energy Metering Solutions, Capital Funding for Energy Savings Projects and Energy Pricing in de-regulated markets
SERVICE DISABLED VETERAN OWNED SMALL BUSINESS
Get to know our Veterans:
Dan Lawrence Enlisted in the United States Air Force on 15 June 1993 out of Orfordville, Wisconsin. After completing Basic Training at Lackland AFB, TX, he served as an Airborne Radar Technician on the E-3B/C AWACS while stationed at Tinker AFB, OK. In 1995, he attended the Air Force Academy Preparatory School (C-Squad) before starting his Academy career as a member of Cadet Squadron 02 (Delta Tau Deuce). He graduated in 2000 from Cadet Squadron 22 (High Flying Raptors).
2nd Lt. Lawrence went through UPT at Laughlin AFB, TX in October of 2000 where he graduated #1 in his class and selected Helicopters for his next track of training. After graduating pilot training at Ft. Rucker, AL in December of 2001, he went to Kirtland AFB, NM and was trained in the HH-60G Pavehawk, with a follow-on assignment to Nellis AFB, NV.
Captain Lawrence served in the 66th Rescue Squadron from October 2002 until May 2005, with two tours in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom where his crew earned the Air Medal with Valor for a 13.9 hour rescue mission in Afghanistan.
In June of 2005 Lawrence moved to the Air Force Reserves and served at the USAFA Prep School running Basic Training, teaching and Course Directing life skills and character development class called “Pre-flight” where he was selected as top Pre-flight Instructor.
In November 2006 he attended Squadron Officer School at Maxwell AFB, AL and graduated #1 in a class of over 500 Company Grade Officers (CGOs), receiving the Commander’s Leadership Award. Additionally, in 2006, he was awarded USAFA’s CGO Reservist of the Year and Colorado’s CGO Reservist of the Year.
In 2007 Lawrence was hired by Lockheed Martin to lead the Theater Battle Management Control Systems Training section.
In May of 2008 he married the love of his life, a civilian USAFA Prep School instructor Misa Terahira.
He was honorably discharged from the Air Force in July of 2008.
In 2009 he left Lockheed Martin to pursue business opportunities in the private sector where he led a national lighting and electrical contractor from $11mil in sales in 2009 to over $46mil by 2016. In 2014 he started TLL, LLC with his family and in 2017 he went to work full time as President/Owner of TLL, LLC dba TLL Solutions.
Lieutenant Colonel Koh Terahira has served his nation as an active duty Marine for 28 years and is preparing to transition into the private sector through TLL Solutions in the near-future.
He started off in the enlisted ranks as a fiber-optic cable splicer and electronics technician and achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant when he attended the University of Colorado and transitioned to the officer corps.
As an officer, his primary assignments have focused in the infantry and intelligence communities where he deployed for over seven years of his career to designated combat zones.
His other qualifications include: Regional Area Officer, and Foreign Security Force Advisor. He is conversational in the languages of Dari, Pashto, and Japanese.
His military training and education is highlighted by the Master’s degree he received from the National Defense University where he was recognized as a Distinguished Graduate and Honors Thesis awardee.