Firm Philosophy

the design technical resource consultant....
"Design Oriented Architectural & Engineering firms" want to work with.

Let our firm bring added value to your team...

architectural services for nearly
$8.3 billion in construction projects.

Thomas Berger, Managing Principal



Expanding L.A. Office

DTR Los Angeles Office


DTR Consulting Services, the "Building Science Guys" continue to grow their latest Los Angeles Area Office, just north of down town in the city of Glendale.  This location will help us to better serve our Clients in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. This office will help support our Orange County office in Irvine along with or two northern California offices. This unadulterated office location allows for the continued expansion of DTR Building Science Division.

Overseeing this office is the Firm Managing Principal | Senior Building Envelope Consultant, BEC, RCI, CDT, SCIP Thomas Berger brings with him a long history of experience and connection to the local community.  DTR Consulting Services continues to work with new and existing Architectural/ Engineering Clients, Building Owners, Contractors and Developers and in the Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego Area since early 2003. This move allows DTR to build upon our current client base and to expand our Firm to better serve our current and future A/E Clients.

DTR continues to recruit the best new technical building science architects, engineers and consultants the Los Angeles area. Mr. Berger be in charge mentoring new staff members into the existing DTR Culture, providing guidance to both experienced and junior members, and increasing our market share based on our excellent reputation; DTR approach to serving our Clients.  DTR will be looking to hire both Building Envelope Consultants specialized in Building Science, Technical Architects, Construction Specifiers and Construction Inspection & Building Enclosure Testing Staff.

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Please help us Celebrate the Growth of this new DTR Office Location…


Updated: February 2019

Industry News:

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Dynaflair Corporation - name change to Security Closures
Irwin Telescopic Seating Company - merged into Irwin Seating Co.
Compudyne - changed company name to Norment Security Group, had previously combined Norshield Security Products
Dynamic Lighting - name change to Amerlux Exterior
Alcan Composites USA - name change to 3A Composites USA
Oldcastle Glass is now Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope

Updated: January 03, 2011

Professional Events:

Conferences & Seminars

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Green California Summit & Exposition- Sacramento, CA
April 19 - 20, 2011

AIA National Convention - New Orleans
May 12 - 14, 2011

CSI Construct 2011 - Chicago, IL
September 13 - 16, 2011

Cal Green Seminars - California
January thru April 2011

Updated: January 16, 2011

Company Vision...

At DTR, we thoroughly believe that everything we do from technically designing, engineering, modeling, specifying and overseeing the construction implementation of a project is to truly obtain a sustainable & durable building for our Clients.

Company Vision


Introduction & Philosophy

In the beginning...

DTR Consulting Services, a general partnership was originally founded as "Design Technical Resources" (DTR) company in late 2002 with two business partners to provide quality technical resource services to Architectural/Engineering firms.

Later renamed, DTR Consulting Services opened its new office in February 2003 at 19th & T Street in Sacramento, California.  Within twelve months, the office relocated to Rocklin, closer to one of its largest Architectural clients.  DTR Consting Services incorporated in the state of California in August of 2005. DTR Consulting Services, Inc. now consists of two principals, an Associate in the Firm with a full complement of technical staff to provide the best technical services to our clients

In December 2007 DTR relocated to a much larger office in the heart of the Roseville business district. 

In February 2003, the founder Thomas Berger left a full-time position as the Senior Associate/Office Director with the Sacramento Office of a national Architectural firm, after managing the office from an initial 4 employees to a staff of 26 in 2002, becoming the 4th most profitable office of nineteen offices nationally.  Observing that most Northern California firms were struggling to find good senior architects, technical specification writers and seasoned construction administrators, he set out to develop a business plan to create a new company aimed at providing technical services to area architectural and engineering firms.

Today the firm has seven employees, two principals, an Associate in the Firm, two board members and three stockholders.  The firm remains committed to grow its client base and expand its staff with employees eager to grow with the company.  We have since provided services to over 30 architectural and engineering firms throughout the western United States.  Our projects have ranged from under $1M to over $638M on a single project. Over the past 5 years, DTR Consulting Services has contracted work on over one hundred individual projects for a total combined construction cost of $3 billion dollars. 


Our Philosophy...

Our philosophy has always been to provide our clients with unsurpassed technical consulting services through a thorough understanding of our client’s expectations, project needs, deliverable requirements, construction budgets and the building owner’s project requirements. 

We strive to offer our services in a manner to instill trust and to allow our clients to be more efficient and profitable.   This is a big thing from the core of our beliefs.  If our clients can realize a savings, in both labor and expenses, by using our services then we have done our job well.  By utilizing our knowledge and experience to bolster our client’s presentations, design constructability and construction bid documents, collectively we can increase your firm‘s value in the eyes of your clients and to limit all parties exposure to potential claims.

Through continual promotion of in-house professional development for all staff, ongoing educational activities and technology advances, we can bring to our clients cutting edge industry advances to our clients, bringing value to the project and protecting our clients from financial losses.
All staff is personally trained by the Founding Principal to understand their role in the Project Team.  From the way DTR teams are assembled, trained, educated and scheduled for your projects, you can be assured we can serve you better than anyone else in the industry.

Thomas C Berger, Managing Principal.



Mission Statement

To provide our clients with unsurpassed technical services through a thorough understanding of our client's expectations, project needs, deliverables, budgets and the owner's project requirements. Offer services in a manner to instill trust and to allow our clients to be more efficient and profitable. Utilize our knowledge and experience to bolster our client's presentations and construction documents to increase their firm's value in the eyes of their clients and to limit all parties exposure to potential claims. Promote in-house professional development for all staff and encourage ongoing educational activities, which support our Mission Statement


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