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A History of Advocacy

Founded in 1993, Thompson Environmental Consulting, Inc., or TEC, is a full-service environmental firm providing compliance assistance and advocacy for the regulated community. TEC serves industrial and commercial clients throughout the Midwest and specializes in air quality, water quality, and land quality cases.

Headquartered in West Des Moines, Iowa, David W. Thompson, Sr., P.E founded TEC after working both in industrial facilities and consulting firms and seeing the need for client advocacy in environmental regulations. Today with a full staff of experts, TEC consults with companies of all sizes on their environmental needs and advocates for their permit needs. We help our clients to determine the best strategy for permitting. TEC works with you from beginning to end of construction. Our team will guide and represent you in the application process and advocate for your business’s goals to get the proper permits with the best conditions for your operation.

The TEC Process

We understand the difficult and sometimes grueling process of obtaining necessary permits for construction and industry operation. That is why we are here to make that process easier for you. Our team doesn’t just help you fill out applications; we also educate you about everything you need to know to meet environmental compliance and maintain it beyond construction. If there are issues of non-compliance, we will work with you to find the best solutions for your business and goals. At TEC, we are your partner and advocate for all your environmental questions and needs.

Our relationship with clients begins before construction and lasts through your company’s operation. When you call us for consulting assistance early on in the design phase, one of our experts will guide you through the requirements you must meet for your state’s environmental compliance standards. We will always be honest with you and outline the road ahead to obtain the necessary permits. With our expertise, transparency, and efficient process, we will advocate for your business and work within your timeline to help you reach compliance.

TEC is your advocate and interpreter in the regulated industry. We help our clients accurately complete the necessary permit applications and inspections to meet state and federal standards.

Organization Affiliations

The TEC team participates in a number of environmental organizations to further expand our knowledge and expand our network within the environmental and engineering industries. Some of these organizations include the Iowa Association of Business and Industry, with which we have been involved in several IDNR task forces developing environmental regulations and policy, and the Iowa Air and Waste Management Association (past-chair and director). We share our own expertise with other firms in the industry; however, we continue to learn from our network in order to provide our clients with the most up-to-date state and national standards for their project.

Learn more about our services or speak with an expert for assistance with your environmental needs.