David Tyson

David Tyson

David Tyson and Associates Inc is the current name of the general contracting company that started in 1982. After receiving his bachelors degree from UNCC in scenic and lighting design for the theater (BCA) , finding work in Charlotte proved difficult for this line of work. The drafting and design skills learned in college has been the launching board for creating a Design/ Build remodeling practice. Now using the Softplan architectural design program, David can create realistic 3 dimensional modeled renderings of clients projects before they are ever built, at the clients kitchen table! After school he worked for Belk’s uptown department store in the display department, then spent a year doing routing and sandblasting with the Softwood Sign Company. Then he joined a friend building decks for a home builder as sub-contractors. Going out on his own, he honed his skills working as a sub-contractor for several home builders.  Learning production carpentry for siding and boxing, house framing, interior trim, cabinetry and finally a punch out carpenter; David used these skills to build a hands on approach to residential remodeling. When the old wooden Crockett Ball Park burned down in 1986; David was chosen to be the contractor to rebuild a temporary ball park. In six weeks, his team built 4 small buildings, 6000 s.f. of decking and had the place ready for opening day. After this exposure; David had built enough of a private clientele base of referrals that he no longer was a sub-contractor. The growing size of jobs required David to acquire his N.C. General Contractor’s license. Then he achieved a Certified Remodeler (CR) and a Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodeler (CKBR) from NARI, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. David became president of the local NARI chapter for 2 years in 1995 and then went on to become a Regional Vice President of NARI National for 5 years. He also served on the National Certification Board for NARI. As a past president, David helped create the charitable arm for the NARI chapter; The Jim Harkey Memorial Fund. This fund has donated over $100k to local charities and created 2 yearly awarded scholarships. During the boom years, David employed as many as 12 people. He provided health insurance and a retirement plan to keep good employees. With happy employees, they could produce excellent craftsmanship and quality service in a timely manner.

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