A little story to tell

In the dog-eat-dog world of construction, it pays to have companions you trust. Since 1983, that's what clients have found at Tyler 2 Construction: Dedicated pros who can handle whatever comes up, get better-than-expected results and make it fun along the way.

Over the last three decades, we've grown from a speciality upfitter to a general contractor that runs with the big dogs. We've constructed more than 15 million square feet of new and renovated office space, retail, medical, light industrial and restaurant space. And we're acknowledged as a construction specialist in high-rise expert in high-rise occupied buildings.

Everybody knows if you're not the lead dog, the scenery never changes. So we work hard to lead the pack. We do that by continuously earning the loyalty and trust of our clients with practical solutions, cost-consciousness and respect for the project.  

Tyler 2 stands by our work with a guarantee that the job will be completed as promised.  You could say we're engaged in a dogged pursuit of excellence.

 

The Dream Team

Dogs were once suited with armor and sent into battle. That's pretty much what we do for our clients every day.
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Dale Fite

President, Watch Dog

Been with the pack since: 2006
What's best about T2? I like the fact that we're different. We bring our dogs to work which is really cool. We work hard and produce great work, but we remember that it is important to have fun and enjoy the ride.
Favorite breed of dog? Mutts- no one is as appreciative as a mutt.
I've always wanted to: Win the lottery and quit work, although I'd probably keep working though because otherwise i would drive my family nuts instead of my co-workers.
If I didn't work at Tyler 2, I would: Probably be miserable, unemployed, or both.

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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.

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Lynne Ferretti

VP Special Projects, Lead Dog

Been with the pack since: 1992
What's best about T2? The people.
Favorite breed of dog? All of them.
I've always wanted to: Open an orphanage.
What's the craziest thing you ever did to make a client happy? Install lightposts in a parking lot on Christmas Eve.
What’s your favorite hobby? I’m a foodie; I’ll eat anything recommended by Anthony Bourdain.
If I didn't work at Tyler 2, I would: Move to Italy and buy a house overlooking the Mediterranean.

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Donna Chinnis

Controller, Guard Dog

Been with the pack since: 1998
What's best about T2? It’s fun, it’s family, it’s laid back, and it includes dogs.
Favorite breed of dog? German Shepherd
I've always wanted to: Own a 1959 Red Corvette convertible.
What's the biggest misconception about your job? That all I have to do is push a button.
How many pets do you have? One, a dog.
If I didn't work at Tyler 2, I would: Retire.

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Leslie Clutz

Marketing & Proposal Coordinator, Show Dog

Been with the pack since: 2011
What's best about T2? That it can be just as good as being away from work, we have fun together, these are my buddies and Iove spending time with them. Oh, and having Marty here with me doesnt hurt.
Favorite breed of dog? Scottish Terrorist, duh!
I've always wanted to: Sell all of my possessions, buy a sailboat and cruise around the Caribbean for a year, before returning to reality.
What's your favorite hobby? Building terrariums- I have dubbed myself the "Lazy Landscaper." I love that they are miniture environments. You get all the reward of yardwork without the sore back and blisters.
How many pets do you have? One, a female scottie named Marty, she’s pretty much my BFF.
If I didn't work at Tyler 2, I would: be devastated...but totally awesome at something.

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Craig Barker

Project Manager, Guide Dog

Been with the pack since: 1997
What's best about T2? The people and relationships that I have created over the years while working at Tyler 2.
Favorite breed of dog? Beagle.
I probably annoy people when I: Smile at them when they’re mad.
What’s the craziest thing you ever did, just to make a client happy? Bought a rubbermaid cart for a client that “disappeared” on her. The client bought lunch and gave me the “BofA Hard Hat Award" for the quarter.
How many pets do you have? One, a cat.
If I didn't work at Tyler 2, I would: Like to be a parasailing boat captain.

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TJ Ferraro

Project Manager, Guide Dog

Been with the pack since: 2011
What's best about T2? The work atmosphere in the office, and the people. Having dogs to play with isn’t so bad either.
Favorite breed of dog? Rat Terrier.
I probably annoy people when I: Sometimes the kid can be a bit of a control freak.
I’ve always wanted to: Travel through Europe for a couple of months.
How many pets do you have? One, a dog, Jameson.
If I didn't work at Tyler 2, I would: Be working in sports in some capacity.

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Christine Dole

Project Manager, Guide Dog

Been with the pack since: 2017 
What’s best about T2? Everyone has been really helpful while I attempt something new and different in my career AND I can bring Buca to the office.
Favorite breed of dog: Labrador
How many pets do you have? 1 dog, Buca (short for Sambuca di Amore), coincidently a black lab
Favorite hobby? Reading…anywhere, anytime.  I always have my Kindle with me.
I’ve always wanted to: explore the haunted underground vaults of Edinburgh, Scotland.  I’ll sample the Hendrick’s and the haggis.  And play a round of golf while I’m there too.

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Kyle Speight

Project Manager, Guide Dog

Been with the pack since: 2010
What's best about T2? My team members.
Favorite breed of dog? Lab.
I've always wanted to: Skydive.
What’s your favorite hobby? Golf.
How many pets do you have? 2 dogs.
My favorite place other than work: The mountains.

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Paula Graham

Project Coordinator, Herding Dog

Been with the pack since: 2013
What's best about T2? Yappy Hour! It's a fun, relaxed time in the office.
Favorite breed of dog: Any kind of sweet puppy.
How many pets do you have? None - but each day working in the office makes me want one.
What's your favorite hobby? Sleeping!
If I didn't work at Tyler 2, I would: not be very happy.
My favorite place other than work is: Hanging any place with my fabulous daughter, Jailynn.

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Roy Redd

General Superintendent, Hound Dog

Been with the pack since: 2012
What's best about T2? The people.
Favorite breed of dog? German Shepherd.
I’ve always wanted to: Play Pebble Beach.
What's the craziest thing you ever did, just to make a client happy? Several years ago during a punch list walk through, a tenant started crying because the white paint on the walls didn’t look the way she wanted it to.  We repainted all afternoon.
I always say: We never have issues, just opportunities.

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Lanny Davis

Superintendent, Hound Dog

Been with the pack since: 1996
What's best about T2? The people I work with.
Favorite breed of dog? Poodle.
How many pets do you have? 5, 4 cats and 1 dog.
The biggest misconception about my job is: That it is easy, when it only appears so.
What’s your favorite hobby? Gardening. I’ve always wanted to: Travel to every state.
If I didn't work at Tyler 2, I would: Work in my own business.

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Cliff Tissue

Superintendent, Hound Dog

Been with the pack since: 2000
What's best about T2? The people.
Favorite breed of dog? I like them all.
I always say: We will get it done.
What’s the craziest think you ever did, just to make a client happy? Helped them take home a pinball machine.
I’ve always wanted to: Fly a plane.
How many pets do you have? One.
If I didn't work at Tyler 2, I would: Work for a race team.

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Pat Avery

Superintendent, Hound Dog

Been with the pack since: 2007.
What's best about T2? Working here.
I always say: Inspect what you expect.
I’ve always wanted to: Win the lottery so I can retire and go somewhere where the sun shines.
How many pets do you have? One.
The biggest misconception about my job is: That a woman can’t do it.
My favorite place other than work is: With my family.

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Herb Middleton

Superintendent, Hound Dog

Been with the pack since: 2011
What's best about T2? The people (are like family).
Favorite breed of dog? Labrador
How many pets do you have? One
What’s the craziest think you ever did, just to make a client happy? Climbed on top, and around, a steel structure to find a ground fault.
I’ve always wanted to: Play professional sports
If I didn't work at Tyler 2, I would: Be laying flooring.

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Tony Louvier

Superintendent, Hound Dog

Been with the pack since: 2015
What’s best about T2? The people I work with; makes it more like a team with a goal to satisfy clients while being profitable.
Favorite breed of dog? Labrador Retriever
What’s your favorite hobby? Golfing
I’ve always wanted to: build bridges
I probably annoy people when I: tell them I went to my first Saints game at 7 years old and talk too much about New Orleans food.
My favorite place other than work: Cruising on the lake with my wife

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Justin Doyne

Superintendent, Hound Dog

Been with the pack since: 2013
What's best about T2? The people.
Favorite breed of dog? Lab.
How many pets do you have? 3: 2 dogs and 1 cat.
I’ve always wanted to: Take a cross-country trip.
What is the craziest thing you ever did, just to make a client happy? Worked late setting up stuffed animals so the owner’s photographer could take some marketing pics.
My favorite hobby: Fishing.

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Keith DeCurtis

Superintendent, Hound Dog

Been with the pack since: 2015
What’s best about T2? The people/co-workers
Favorite breed of dog? Siberian Husky
Favorite hobby? Camping and playing with my son.
I’ve always wanted to: Be an architect.
What is the craziest thing you ever did, just to make a client happy? Built a balcony over a golf course pond with a family of alligators living in it
I always say: How we lookin’?
If I didn’t work at Tyler 2, I would: Be running my own business.

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Kevin Dirk

Superintendent, Hound Dog

Been with the pack since: 2016
What's best about T2? The people and the culture. The fact that subcontractors enjoy working with us.
Favorite breed of dog? Poodle
How many pets do you have? One
Favorite hobby? Hiking, golfing, skiing, exploring different areas’ culture and food.
I’ve always wanted to: Sky dive.
If I didn’t work at Tyler 2, I would: Be hanging out in a beach town scuba diving and fishing.
Favorite place other than work: Outside doing something, walking, going on vacation, and talking to people.

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Jason Fyffe

Superintendent, Hound Dog

Been with the pack since: 2015
What’s best about T2? Open door atmosphere, opinion creativity, and communication friendly
Favorite hobby? Cooking, from making pasta from scratch to making my own cured meats
What is the craziest thing you ever did, just to make a client happy? Drove to Canada to pick up material for a beautiful stainless steel handrail.
If I didn’t work at Tyler 2, I would: Be traveling the world learning about food
My favorite place other than work: kitchen or gun range

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Harper Johnson

Superintendent, Hound Dog

Been with the pack since: 2017
Where were you born? Parts Unknown  (Like the Ultimate Warrior) aka Indian Rocks Beach, Florida
What’s best about T2?  Seeing everybody’s dog! The people are pretty cool too
Favorite breed of dog? Boxer
How many pets do you have? 1 dog, Dexter
Favorite hobby? Anything that involves being outdoors
If I didn’t work at Tyler 2, I would: Be building things for my family.
Favorite place other than work: Out on the open water with a reel in my hand.

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Kurt Heim

Superintendent, Hound Dog

Been with the pack since: 2015
What’s best about T2? The people are incredible.
Favorite hobby? I like spending time at the lake with my family: fishing, tubing, skiing, etc.
I’ve always wanted to: Hike the Grand Canyon.
If I didn’t work at Tyler 2, I would: Be a full time gardener.
How many pets do you have? 7. 4 dogs and 3 cats.
My favorite place other than work: My backyard with my dogs

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Dale Speight

Superintendent, Hound Dog

Been with the pack since: 2016
What's best about T2? Team work and support system. Level of professionalism.
Favorite breed of dog? Lab
How many pets do you have? 2 dogs, 10 quail, 12 chickens
Favorite hobby? All outdoor activities, especially hunting & fishing
I’ve always wanted to: See the Grand Canyon and Redwood forest. Go to Alaska.
I probably annoy people when I: use metaphors.
My favorite place other than work: The woods!

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Molly Aldridge

Receptionist, Bird Dog

Been with the pack since:  2012
What’s your favorite thing about working at T2? The dogs!
What is your favorite breed of dog? Border Collie.
What’s your favorite hobby? Rescuing dogs in need- which is really more of a passion.  Favorite hobby is visiting with friends on Facebook.
How many pets do you have?  8 (7 dogs and 1 snarky cat!)
I’ve always wanted to... Travel to Europe.
I probably annoy people when I: Talk too much about my rescue dogs.
I always say:  Excellent!

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Marty (AKA Cat-Dog)

Associate

Favorite thing about working at Tyler 2:  I get to be with my human all day, and hang out in Donna and Gypsy's office during snack time.
What's your favorite breed of dog?  I'm pretty much indifferent.
How many pets do you have?  None, but I always wanted a kitty.
What's your favorite hobby?  Whining at Kitties.
What's the craziest thing you ever did, just to make a client happy?  Dressed up as a bumblebee for Halloween. Absolutely mortifying!
If I didn't work at Tyler 2, I would:  Work for a local pest control company.
The biggest misconception about my job is:  That all we do is play all day.

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