Serving West Tennessee since 1964.


Grounded in History.

TLM began as an engineering firm in 1964 with founders Earl Thompson, David Loyd, and Jim Metz and has since grown to provide Architecture and Engineering design services throughout West Tennessee and has since grown to a full team of architects, engineers, interior designers, drafters, inspectors and administrative professionals.



Working together as a team.

It is important to us at TLM that we work with our clients throughout the entirety of the project, which includes all phases of planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance, including cost control. Our team consists of TLM staff, specialty sub-consultants, the owner’s representatives and any necessary, authorized regulatory agencies.



Invested in our community.

Our employees commute to Jackson from across West Tennessee, including Paris, Milan, Martin, Medina, Humboldt, and Henderson. We are all proud of each or our home towns and feel truly privileged to be a part of making all of West Tennessee a better place to live, work, play, and learn. We’re committed to giving back to these places through leadership on boards, volunteer hours, and financial donations.


Our staff involvement in charitable, civic, and professional organizations includes:

Arise2Read | Habitat for Humanity | Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse | The Dream Center | Jackson Downtown Development Corporation | Jackson Rotary Club | WestStar Leadership Program | Leadership Jackson | West Tennessee Boy Scouts | Delta Regional Authority | Tennessee Economic and Community Development Advisory Board | American Council of Engineering Companies | National Storm Shelter Association | Jackson Chamber | Jackson State Community College Foundation Board | NCARB | UT Martin Engineering Advisory Board | Helping Hands of West Tennessee | Humboldt Lions Club | Downtown Dogs Group | Our Jackson Home | Benton Future Leaders | 100 Women Who Care Jackson


We do business as either “TLM Associates, Inc.” or “TLM Design Group” as required by the professional licensing laws of individual states.  In the State of Mississippi we practice as TLM, PLLC Frank Wagster, principal architect.