TX Counties & Schools: Need Revenue? Conduct a Utility Bill Audit!

Texas Senate Bill 2 Property Tax Cap Funding for schools and counties in Texas is a hot topic these days. Since state lawmakers of the Texas Legislature announced a bill, SB2, that will cap property tax growth at 2.5%, school districts and counties are worried. In recent years, school funding has shifted from the state […]

Top 5 Reasons to Conduct a Utility Rate Analysis

1. You Have Multiple Meters If you have multiple electric or water meters, it is a good idea to have a utility bill audit performed. Multiple meters are billed a variety of rates. Rates are based on each meter’s usage, load, and meter size. Therefor factors that go into calculating each meter’s bill can be […]

Lower Your Electric Bills at the Mid-Tex Farm and Ranch Show

TriStem is going to be at the 49th Annual Mid-Tex Farm and Ranch Show in Waco, TX tomorrow, January 31st, 2019, hosted by the Waco Chamber. It is located at the Extraco Events Center from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM. We are excited to be there and share our services with the agriculture industry. Farmers […]

Telecom Audits

TriStem will perform a review and tariff analysis of current and prior billings for telecommunication service received and paid by the client or related agencies. TriStem will review the client-provided invoices and other pertinent records and will order other billing records as needed directly from the vendors, thus lowering client time required. In most cases, the […]

Utility Bill Audit & Cost Recovery Project Approach

TriStem strives to accomplish the following objectives for each of its clients: Save your organization’s valuable time by conducting a comprehensive audit on your behalf; Enhance your organization’s revenue by securing refunds of overbilled utility services; Reduce future expenses by correcting ongoing errors and implementing savings opportunities; Educate your organization on utility billing practices and regulations applicable to your specific region […]

“He’s Got a Sharp Eye for Blunders”

Here is a great Waco Tribune-Herald article from 2002 about TriStem founder Joe Seeber. The article showcases how Tristem has built a reputation on fighting to win our clients what is owed to them. We have made this our priority for nearly 40 years and the results speak for themselves. Read below: Mans Waco-based company […]

Streetlight Audits

  For most local governments, streetlighting is one of the largest monthly electric expenses. Utilities charge a flat rate for unmetered streetlighting, which varies for each unit depending on the lamp wattage and type, fixture style, type of pole, and ownership. Unfortunately, utility companies are often negligent in record keeping protocols necessary to maintain accurate bills for […]

Case Study: Dallas ISD Utility Bill Audit

In April 2009, an agreement was executed between the Dallas Independent School District (DISD) and TriStem for an audit of the ISD’s past electric, gas, water and sewer bills. The project was completed in 2011. Following is a summary of the tasks completed, refunds obtained, and savings identified for the school district. ELECTRIC ACCOUNTS At […]

Top 3 Reasons to Conduct a Utility Bill Audit

Check out this AWESOME video from the Michigan Chamber of Commerce about utility bill audits. I’m not sure what utility bill audit firm they partnered with to do the video (it wasn’t TriStem), but it is a very informative video nonetheless! Most people have never heard of utility bill audits, or think that what we […]

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