We Feel Your Pain

People come to us every day because their previous service providers failed to communicate, didn’t coordinate, and let them down. That’s why we’ve resolved to be different.

We communicate with the whole project team. We solve your unique problems rather than recycling the same old solutions. We protect our culture of leadership and accountability. And our structure as a 100% ESOP fully invests our team in your success.

Firm overview

Saving Energy Is What We Do

Through careful long-term planning and life-cycle analysis, we advise clients on strategic investments that pay big dividends. Each year our designs save clients more 13 million kWh, meaning that in our history, we’ve kept more than 150 million pounds of greenhouse gas emissions out of the atmosphere.

National Strength, Local Action

When you work with Salas O’Brien, you get the best of both worlds. Your project success will be driven by our national pool of experts, yet you’ll get the attentive service and focus on detail that you’d expect from a small, local firm.

Employee-Owned Means We Care

Being 100% employee-owned means that every Salas O’Brien team member cares for each other and for the success of our clients. With a team retention rate consistently above 90%, we invest in our team as owners, and they provide clients with unmatched project continuity and consistency.

How We Create Success

With each collaboration, our relationship with you grows. We expand our knowledge, maximize our efficiency, and get stronger, project after project and year after year. That’s the power of long-term relationships.

Step 1: Listen & Collaborate

We begin by listening and collaborating to determine the best path forward.

Step 2: Understand & Define

We work to understand your needs and determine the steps, standards, and processes needed to meet them.

Step 3: Execute & Deliver

Using an integrated approach that emphasizes technical performance, project management, quality management, and safety, we execute and deliver.

Step 4: Learn & Leverage

We evaluate each project in order to learn from the experience, keep getting better, and build forward momentum.

Salas O’Brien has been able to save the University thousands of dollars each year by effectively and efficiently reducing energy costs through upgrading our MEP design systems. They have served our campus for over 15 years and continue to provide excellent service to this day.

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