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Katie Tyler - Founder, Big Dog

Been with the pack since: 1983 (the beginning)
What's best about T2? Getting to make the rules. (see ‘Annoying Things’ below)
Favorite breed of dog? Giant schnauzer
What's the craziest thing you ever did to make a client happy? When the cleaning subcontractor didn’t show up, we worked on Thanksiving, cleaning the newly renovated restrooms at SouthPark mall.
How many pets do you have? 5, not counting my husband Scott.
I probably annoy people when I: Don’t always follow the rules.
Favorite hobby? Motorcycling
If I didn't work at Tyler 2, I would: Train search & rescue dogs.
Biggest misconception about my job: That I’m in charge.

Founder of Tyler 2 Construction, Katie Tyler has driven the growth of this company since founding it in 1983.  Her expertise ranges from conceptual and plan-and-spec estimating and project management to mentoring the team and senior executive leadership.

As the big dog, it’s Katie’s challenge to make sure everyone on the team team runs as a pack (in the same direction), to ensure all projects are a success.  It’s a challenge she’s more than qualified to handle.  She’s grown Tyler 2 from a small, specialty upfit company to a full-service $30 million general contractor.  Now with a strong leadership team in place, Katie leads the strategic planning and visioning processes of the organization.

A focus of this vision has been to establish preferred provider contracts with Bank of America (1998), Wells Fargo, Carolina Healthcare Systems, Novant Health, and many major commercial real estate management and development companies.  Tyler 2 even earned the prestigious Higher Standards Award from Bank of America.  

Katie also devotes a great deal of support to Charlotte-area non-profit organizations.  “At Tyler 2, we know that being a leading corporate citizen in the community is more than just working at business, it’s about being a part of the business of building community.”

She received her BA degree from Rutgers University.

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LEED AP Building Design + Construction (LEED AP BD+C)

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