PHOENIX ARIZ. – True Metal Solutions, LLC, (TMS) a locally-established firm, is celebrating 5 years of providing exterior building cladding and thermal/moisture protection services to its clients in the Southwest.
Founded by Owners and Managing Partners Mark Dillard and Eric Stiller, TMS specializes in a diverse array of exterior building cladding skin systems including metal wall panels, perforated panel systems, plate systems, insulated wall/roof panels, soffit panels, and fiber cement cladding.
TMS designs, prices, and fabricates 99 percent of its products in its 16,000 SF warehouse. It self-performs 100 percent of its installations.
“We are eternally grateful to the employees of TMS who have been with us since the beginning,” Dillard said. “We are also grateful to our new employees. They are making a difference. They have helped us be the company we have become. Human capital is the greatest asset we have and will have moving forward.”
TMS boasts a staff more than 70 employees and is located in central Phoenix just south of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. It offers pre-construction, engineering, shop fabrication, field project management and installation, and sales. TMS also offers Building Information Modeling (BIM) services through its Virtual Design Department.
On average, TMS has completed approximately 60 projects a year with an average project cost of $350,000.
“Our greatest accomplishment is the culture within the company we have built,” Stiller said. “Year over year we have provided a place for people to not just have a job, but to build a career and take care of their families. Culture is also our biggest challenge. It’s not easy today to find people who are a cultural fit but we are making great progress and having fun doing it.”
TMS projects include Grand Canyon University; Northern Arizona University – SAS Student Service Center; ViaSat, Inc. (Tempe); the Sun Devil Stadium renovation project; Arizona State University Haydon Library; Mirabella at ASU; Park Central Mall renovations; the Maricopa County Intake, Transfer, and Release Facility/Detention Facility; and the University of Arizona ACC Honors Complex.
Dillard serves on multiple board in the general contracting community and is active with the Arizona Builders Alliance. During his 30-year career he has led teams in the development and fulfillment of comprehensive, multi-year local and national projects for commercial and government customers.
“I have many industry affiliations that have been a significant source of support,” Dillard said. “I am grateful and thankful for those groups that reached out in the spirit of teamwork to help us build the company we are today.”
Stiller possesses an exemplary background in engineering. During his 30-year career he has led teams of up to 250 in the execution of complex, multi-state projects ranging in size from $1 million to $100 million for public and private commercial clients.
“We adhere to five core values that help us connect with the core values of our external customers, including general contractors and architects,” Stiller said. “Very often in our proposals and bids we take the opportunity to connect not just to the projects but to their core values as well. That’s a big deal for us.”
For more information, visit TrueMetalSolutions.com.