Case Study: Retail Stores


A national retail chain hired Melink to perform test and balance services, as well as commissioning, for 46 locations.

Project goals included

  • Providing detailed reports to identify and resolve deficiencies
  • Assisting with decisions regarding equipment replacement
  • Adjusting systems to promote energy efficiency
  • Creating healthy and comfortable facilities with balanced indoor air quality for employees and guests


Across the 46 locations, a total of 609 deficiencies were identified by Melink’s certified test and balance technicians. This is an average of 13 deficiencies per location.

Areas of Site Deficiencies

Melink successfully performed all visits within the customer’s requested timeline. Additionally, test and balance services were performed at three different prototypical location types, ranging in size and complexity.

Authored By: Joel Geiman

Joel Geiman joined Melink in 2016 as a member of the Melink T&B team, Melink’s national, independent, and certified HVAC test and balance company. Melink T&B’s 100% self-performing, national network of field service professionals provides service excellence by focusing on quality and consistency. Since being brought onto the team the T&B team, Joel has transitioned from sales and customer service roles to the General Manager. In this current position, he helps ensure the Melink T&B business continues to grow, innovate, and invest in the "Best Place to Work" culture. Joel holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and is an Engineer in Training (EIT or FE) in pursuit of his PE. Joel enjoys podcasts, music, books, tinkering, and spending time with his family.

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