CTS Group is one of six award winning member companies in the Veregy portfolio of energy service companies that create eco-friendly buildings with systems' optimizations and guaranteed energy savings. The broad expertise offered by the Veregy members includes the following specialties: design/build performance-based facility and system improvements, solar PV system, solar battery storage, measurement and verification energy tracking, building automation systems and controllers, utility usage optimization, facility and resource management, single platform technology integration.

Our CTS team brings you years of expertise 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. Each team is 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 the managers great leaders of CTS, but they are also great leaders for the energy service 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.


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.


Al Willis, Director of Operations

Al leads the construction group and directs the work of the project management team. He assures availability and resources with proper expertise and tools for the implementation of projects. He directs administration of implementation personnel assuring schedules are met and that the resulting project execution is successful.