James Tustin Sasser – or Tus, as he is known – is a partner and president of The Tustin Group (TMS LLC), a provider of advanced HVACR mechanical solutions for commercial, institutional and industrial customers in the Southern Eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware and Southern New Jersey areas. He is also a board member of Aireko Enterprises, an integrated construction services enterprise based in Puerto Rico.
Tus has been in the mechanical services industry for nearly thirty years, 20 of which have been with his own company. What was once a two-person mechanical services company in 1992 is now a multi-disciplined family of companies offering mechanical contracting and service solutions, water treatment solutions and advanced building energy management solutions to hundreds of industrial and commercial customers.
The exponential growth over the years comes from Tus’ unique business style, entrepreneurial drive and keen eye for business growth opportunities. Key to his success is his firm belief in bringing people on board that are passionate, high energy and hard working and that care as much about the company culture as they do for each other. As a ‘people investor’, Tus believes in providing the training and tools necessary to each employee, regardless of position, so that all play a critical role in delivering solutions and share positively in the company success.
His career in the mechanical services industry started nearly 30 years ago. Soon after he graduated with a B.A. from Grove City College, Tus was hired by the Limbach Company as a service sales representative for their LINC Franchise concept, a new business model focusing on just the service contract side of the mechanical contracting business. He then took over as National Sales Manager for the franchisor “The LINC Corporation”. After 7 successful years in the States, he took his entrepreneurial spirit and competitive drive to Australia where he was charged with the implementation of LINC franchises in Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane. In 1992 he came back to the Philadelphia, PA area knowing exactly what he wanted to do: to start his own mechanical services company, one focused on generating long term customer loyalty and driven by respect, proficiency, accuracy, and efficiency.
Knowing that the future holds plenty of opportunities, Tus, along with the executive team of Aireko Enterprises, recapitalized his business in 2011. Tus continues to lead The Tustin Group with his vision and pushes the envelope for innovation and excellence in the mechanical services industry.