Our Capabilities

About Us

Tellepsen has a solution for nearly any project across a wide array of market sectors. We excel in delivering projects that push the limits of what has been done before while focusing on what is critical for the project. We plan, adapt and proactively communicate with a client-first mentality. We’ve been doing this work for over a century and we’re deeply committed to building the next one.

Delivery Methods

The ideal delivery method for a project is not a one size fits all solution. The decision depends on a wide array of factors that Tellepsen can help you navigate. Tellepsen has performed both bid and negotiated work under virtually all variations of contracting arrangements.

  • Construction Manager at Risk
  • Construction Manager as Agent
  • Design Build
  • Integrated Project Delivery (IPD)
  • Lump Sum Contracting


A successful preconstruction process is much more than developing a budget that meets funding goals. It’s about planning the finite details of a construction project to ensure success once the shovel hits the ground. Tellepsen’s group of seasoned professionals will evaluate all aspects of your project and develop a comprehensive execution plan.

  • Cost modeling & estimating
  • Lifecycle cost analysis
  • Design assist
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Project scheduling
  • Procurement strategy
  • Phasing analysis
  • Permitting consulting
  • Constructability
  • Bid package strategy
  • Subcontractor and vendor engagement
  • Sustainability
  • Site evaluation & condition assessments


Tellepsen’s estimating process combines the use of seasoned professionals, input from the city’s most competitive and qualified subcontractors, and institutional data gathered over a century of building in the Houston area to provide our customers with accurate cost estimates as they make decisions about their projects. Tellepsen will frequently and consistently provide detailed, accurate cost information and measure against the baseline for the project. This allows timely adjustments and decisions to be made throughout the budgeting process to assure effective cost management.

  • Conceptual estimating
  • Detailed quantity survey utilizing a combination of 2D and 3D technology
  • Cost savings analysis
  • Subcontractor/Vendor proposal evaluations
  • Transparent detailed reporting
  • Variance analysis

Quality Management

Tellepsen Quality Management is a dedicated full-time group of multidisciplinary professionals that provide focus on quality assurance/quality control. Each member of the team has specialized training, education and experience that uniquely qualifies them to provide oversight and support to our project teams. The group has annually been recognized as “One of the Best” by AXA XL Corporate Quality Management Benchmarking Assessment.

  • Project specific quality management plan
  • Existing facility condition assessments
  • Design assistance
  • Peer reviews of documents during design and as built conditions during construction
  • Submittal review
  • Virtual and physical mockups
  • Pre-installation reviews
  • Testing and inspections
  • Cloud based collaboration system


Safety is a Tellepsen core value and it all begins with a deeply committed and caring executive leadership. Under the leadership of President and CEO, Tadd Tellepsen, we make a promise to all staff, construction workers, and visitors to never compromise on safety. Safety is a collective mission we accomplish through clear management direction and individual education, accountability, and action. We ensure success through aggressive inspection, measurement, reporting, recognition, and response. Our safety record stands as a testimony to the success of our organization. We have logged over 19 million man-hours with no lost time accidents. This level of performance is unprecedented in our industry. The national average for lost time accidents over the same time frame is 160 (versus zero for Tellepsen.)

  • Corporate safety and crisis management
  • Site specific safety program
  • Subcontractor prequalification
  • Worker orientation
  • Trade kick off conferences
  • Daily JHA implementation and tool box training
  • Training programs
  • eCompliance cloud based site audit process
  • Incident investigation and root cause analysis
  • Incident trend analysis

Virtual Design and Construction (VDC)

Tellepsen’s effective integration of technology into our project execution is streamlining the building process. From early project planning to turnover, Tellepsen’s use of technology is focused on making the process more efficient.

  • Integrated Virtual Design and Construction Solutions
  • Trade coordination and clash detection
  • Laser scanning and reality capture
  • Drone usage
  • Visual scheduling (4D scheduling)
  • Virtual mockups
  • Digital construction documents
  • Project logistics planning


When Tellepsen builds a schedule, we are focused on predictability. Our clients and trade partners can count on Tellepsen’s ability to manage the project schedule to make critical business decisions.

Tellepsen creates a detailed critical path schedule for every project we undertake that incorporates all pre-construction and construction phase activities, including team responsibilities, deliverables, early bid packages and key client decision-making deadlines.

When construction begins, our field teams implement daily Lean practices to connect the long-term milestones with the short-term planning. Productivity is maximized in the field and milestones are met.

  • Procurement tracking
  • Resource and cost-loading
  • Cash flow projections
  • Visual scheduling (4D scheduling)
  • Risk analysis


Tellepsen has a commitment to delivering the highest caliber of sustainable construction for our customers and their stakeholders. We partner with our customers to achieve their sustainability objectives, aligning with their organizational culture and commitment to making a positive environmental, social and economic statement. In some instances, this results in recognition by the U.S. Green Building Council through the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certification program. LEED provides building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions. In every instance it results in implementing achievable, affordable, sustainable practices that make a positive statement to our customers’ constituencies and their communities.

MEP System Services

The mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems are some of the most complex and sophisticated systems in any construction project. To ensure we stay ahead of the evolution curve of the MEP systems, Tellepsen has full-time, dedicated resources focused on the MEP systems through the entire life cycle of the project.

  • Design assistance
  • System evaluation
  • Peer reviews of documents during design and as built conditions during construction
  • System coordination
  • Submittal review
  • Commissioning Support

Self-Perform Services

Tellepsen’s founder Tom started his career as a carpenter in 1905. This was an era when the skill to be a builder was truly celebrated. The builder mentality remains a common thread throughout our organization. There are situations where Tellepsen can bring the most value to our clients by self-performing various scopes of work. Self-performing provides for the greatest control of cost, schedule, safety and quality.

  • Sitework
  • Demolition
  • Carpentry
  • Door and hardware installation
  • Specialties and equipment installation
  • Infection control and containment
  • General trade work

Learn about our Safety Process

Tellepsen has logged over 19 million man-hours with no lost time accidents