T.M. Bier & Associates, Inc.(TMBA) was founded in 1977 by our President, Ted Bier. He graduated in 1962 from Cornell University with an MS degree in Engineering.
Mr. Bier subsequently earned advanced degrees in Engineering Management and an MBA, while successfully completing a series of challenging assignments for the anti-missile command of the United States Army Ordnance Corps.
After completing his successful assignment with the Army, Mr. Bier served at several Fortune 500 companies where he was involved in all aspects of Building Automation, Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation, System Integration and Project Management. When the first energy crisis hit the United States in 1973, Mr. Bier recognized that the skill set he had developed was uniquely suited to improving energy efficiency in buildings while enhancing indoor air quality and occupant comfort. This led to the founding of T.M. Bier & Associates, Inc.
In the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, building controls technology was in its infancy. In those days, systems were too expensive for many to afford and operation of the equipment was cumbersome.
Even with these limitations, the application of TMBA’s superior engineering and practical knowledge led to dramatic reductions in energy consumption of major buildings, often recovering full investments in as little as one year.
TMBA grew rapidly from a small office and a staff of two, based on its unique approach to customer problem solving and a dedication to 24/7 support.
To further support our customers, a series of acquisitions were authorized in order to integrate electrical and mechanical skills in one organization.