City Grill

James FerrisJames Ferris
Chief Operating Officer
TLC Engineering Solutions

With few exceptions, Orlando’s construction economy is “extremely hot with significant activity in most market sectors,” says Ferris, with Orlando International Airport driving plenty of work. Additionally, he notes, “Disney and Universal have been extremely active the last several years with new theme parks [and] associated hotels.” The one not-so-bright spot relates to the state’s reduced funding for the public higher education system. “There is still work, but it is not remotely as hot as other markets,” he says.

Firm in Focus

TLC Engineering Solutions
255 S. Orange Ave., Orlando
CEO: Michael P. Sheerin
Employees: 400
Founded: 1955
Acquisition News: The Orlando-based firm, formerly TLC Engineering for Architecture, recently announced its acquisition of Oak Brook, Ill.-based Gage Consulting Engineers.