Serving individuals with intellectual and

developmental disabilities and their families since



Engstrom Services, Inc.

Engstrom Services, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit business chartered in 1991 under the name of Team Evaluation Assessment Management, Inc. (T.E.A.M., Inc.). A proclamation by the Board of Directors changed the name to Engstrom Services, Inc. in 2002 as a way to honor Colonel Dale Engstrom for his leadership in establishing this agency.

Colonel Dale M Engstrom (pictured above) has had a major role in the development and implementation of new services for persons with developmental disabilities. His civic commitment during the 60’s and 70’s led to his election to the State Legislature. He further helped write and successfully advocate for Tennessee’s “Right to Education” Law mandating that school systems provide free and equal education for school-age children with special needs.


In the field of Developmental Disabilities, Col. Engstrom was appointed to the Governor’s Advisory Council on Mental Retardation, was the first Chairman of Tennessee’s Council on Developmental Disabilities, spearheaded the State of Tennessee’s Comprehensive Plan for Services for People with Developmental Disabilities, and served as Chairman of the Regional Planning Council on Mental Retardation.


 In addition to his leadership in the disability community, Colonel Engstrom served our nation by his many years of distinguished service in both World War II and the Korean War. He has served as President of the Chattanooga Flyers Club and the Chattanooga Metropolitan Planning Council, and as President and District Lt. Governor of the Chattanooga Civitan Club.

Engstrom Services, Inc. (ESI) is proud of its long history of promoting quality services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Engstrom Services, Inc. has offices in Chattanooga, Knoxville, Nashville and Memphis.


Mission Statement:


Community Connections strives to provide individuals with support to pursue a quality life in the community through person-centered evaluation and planning assistance, consultation, training, and technical assistance for people with complex support needs, and leadership in the development of innovative and collaborative support strategies and services.


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Administrative Offices:

Engstrom Services, Inc.

600 N. Holtzclaw Ave, Suite 100

Chattanooga, TN 37404

(423) 622-4397 Phone

(423) 324-6519 Fax