Our CTS team brings you plenty of combined skill and knowledge. Enough to meet all of your project needs in the most economical way possible. Our cohesive team of highly-trained and experienced professionals is responsible for your projects from the first designs to implementation and delivery. These people are instrumental in making each project a success, both initially and long term.

Our staff consists of seasoned veterans with an average of more than 20 years of industry experience in multiple fields of engineering and project management, including:

  • Professional Engineers
  • Certified Energy Managers
  • Green Building Engineers
  • LEED Accredited Professionals
  • Certified Measurement and Verification Professionals
  • Certified Energy Associates
  • Controls Engineers

This kind of professional experience provides our customers a valuable asset. Each employee is up to date with immense knowledge of changing technologies and systems in their specific industries. Continuing education and training are ongoing. This is to make sure our clients get the best team available who can also deliver the best state-of-the-art solutions.

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Our Management Team

With the experience possessed by the management team, you can see why the CTS Group is continuing its rapid growth. Not only are these people great leaders of CTS, but for an entire industry as well.

Bob_BennettBob Bennett, Managing Partner

For nearly thirty years, Bob has been helping school districts, higher education and government customers develop innovative solutions for deteriorating infrastructures, revitalizing existing facilities. Bob, along with his friend and business association Scott Ririe, was instrumental in the development and passage of Missouri’s guaranteed energy cost savings contracts legislation.


Scott_RirieScott Ririe, Managing Partner

Scott has spent his thirty-plus year career committed to improving learning and working environments in the public and private sectors. Scott currently sits on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Energy Services Companies (NAESCO), a further testimony to his ongoing commitment to energy efficiency.


Beth SchroederBeth Schroeder, CFO

Beth is a talented financial professional with more than twenty five years of experience in operational, financial, and executive responsibilities in the construction industry. Beth brings hands-on knowledge and experience to CTS Group which allows her to guide and maintain the financial strength of the company.


david_strensrudDavid Stensrud, Director of Operations

Dave has been in the HVAC and construction industry for over thirty years. During this time, he has gained experience in all aspects of both new and retrofit construction processes. Before coming to the CTS Group, Dave was instrumental in handling large accounts for Honeywell such as Boeing, Raytheon and John Deere.


jim_thurmanJim Thurman, Director of Engineering

As Director of Engineering, Jim utilizes his extensive background and experience to provide expert technical guidance to the CTS engineering team. Jim’s broad background in mechanical and electrical design engineering, project management and facilities management provide him with the tools and knowledge to effectively design, budget, and implement projects that maximize comfort, energy efficiency and value for CTS customers.


blumfelderJim Blumfelder, Director of Project Development

Jim oversees the CTS Group’s engineering team in all aspects of the development and design of projects. With over twenty five years of experience, he guides the team’s expertise in evaluating, analyzing, reviewing, engineering and designing projects that enhance our customers’ facilities and systems with energy efficient solutions.