Telgian Celebrates 35th Anniversary
"It is especially gratifying to celebrate this milestone in 2020. This year, more than ever before, we applaud the efforts of our dedicated associates as we continue to navigate the current, unprecedented global crisis," says Telgian Executive Chairman Russell Leavitt. "As we look forward to the future, we know that our success will continue based on their outstanding character."
Telgian traces its roots back more than three decades to Tomes and Associates, founded by former firefighter and San Diego Fire Marshal Bill Tomes. The early success of the company was a result, not only of Tomes' vast experience, but also his lifelong passion for the fire protection industry.
The company was founded on integrity, honesty and respect, along with attributes such as innovation, creativity and pride in one's work as well as an unwavering dedication to customer service. This quickly attracted industry-leading experts from around the world, resulting in rapid growth and expansion.
"We are proud to mark our 35th anniversary this year. This milestone is a testament to the fact that Telgian's associates, vendors, and stakeholders renew their commitment to industry excellence and 100% customer satisfaction each and every day," says Telgian CEO James Tomes.
A wide-ranging roster of services also grew to include fire and life safety consulting for business and government agencies, fire and building code interpretation, risk analysis and hazard evaluation, fire and building plan review, fire sprinkler system design, and industry training.
In 2007, principals formed the Telgian brand to more accurately reflect the diversity of the company's many and varied fire, life safety, and security services. The word Telgian is, in fact, derived from Old English and means "to branch out and grow."
Today, Telgian has dramatically increased the range of industries that it serves and includes two business units, each with a unique focus.