TEG has a longstanding commitment to all facets of community revitalization. The goal of TEG is first and foremost to address hazardous conditions that are affecting the quality of life of its community members.
New hope is brought to blighted and contaminated areas of under-served populations by removing these conditions and aiding in their structural and economic redevelopment of under-served populations.
Our services start the path of restoring community viability. Returning usability to industrial and commercial ruins and other contaminated properties.
TEG understands it takes more than an improved physical environment to rebuild a community. Therefore, TEG makes it a priority to provide direct services which inform community members and organizations by holding open forums to inform communities about hazardous materials and what they can do to protect themselves and their community.
Founder Derek Gideons, also serves as a inspirational speaker, motivator and mentor to urban youth, coming from such a environment himself, his passion is genuine and his ability to relate is real.
“Derek’s passion for neighborhood improvement and community restoration is beyond inspiring. He has a contageous enthusiasm and committed attitude for doing the best job for his clients .”
- Brian M. Smith; Teacher
1997-2001: University Middle School - Career Day Guest Speaker
1998: Wayne County Community College
Guest Speaker on Baseline Environmental Assessment Process
2001-2003: University of Michigan Law School
2005: American Bar Association Conference on Affordable Housing, Washington DC
2006: Wayne County Community College
2006: “WAKE UP DETROIT!” (Local TV Program) Interview with Councilwoman Joanne Watson
2007: Liberty Temple Baptist Church, Detroit MI
2008: Casa Richard High School Career Day
2008: National Brownfield Conference, Detroit
Guest Presenter on Grand Haven-Dyar Brownfield Project
2008: Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice/ Guest Speaker at “Environmental Workers Training Class.”