A Journey of Excellence: Tuttle Services 2003-Present
Welcome back to our Anniversary series, where we delve into Tuttle Construction/Services remarkable journey of excellence and Building on Quality. This period witnessed significant milestones, outstanding projects, and visionary leadership that propelled our company’s success. Let’s delve into the highlights of the past two decades that have shaped Tuttle’s legacy.
In 2003, Touchstone CPM was established as a sister company to Tuttle Construction. With a focus on construction planning and management, Touchstone quickly emerged as a force to be reckoned with, completing over $1.5 billion in public building projects. Together with Tuttle Construction, they formed Tuttle Services, the parent company overseeing these two entities. Collaboration played a pivotal role in Touchstone’s success, as demonstrated by the partnership between Touchstone and Shook Construction in 2007. This joint effort involved building 20 remarkable structures for Dayton Public Schools, totaling $250 million in project value.
In 2004, Tuttle Construction embarked on a remarkable project—the reconstruction of Lima Senior High School. This undertaking marked a significant milestone, as Tuttle had previously built the school in 1955. With a commitment to delivering excellence, Tuttle Construction ensured a state-of-the-art learning environment for the students.
In the early 2000s, under the leadership of Paul Crow, Tuttle Construction made a strategic move to enhance brand visibility. The introduction of Tuttle-logoed company trucks equipped with all the necessary tools for the job was a game-changer. This innovative approach showcased Tuttle’s commitment to quality and craftsmanship, while also creating a memorable presence as the trucks traversed construction sites.
In 2008, Tuttle Construction showcased their finesse in the Piqua Orr-Statler Hotel Renovation, delivering a stunning transformation that breathed new life into the historic establishment. However, the year also brought unexpected challenges. In January 2008, the Tuttle office building experienced a gas leak, resulting in a devastating explosion. Thanks to prompt evacuations, no one was harmed. Resilient and determined, Tuttle Construction swiftly rebuilt their office building, demonstrating their unwavering commitment to serving clients and the community.
In 2012, Tuttle Construction embarked on a groundbreaking project—the Lima Vine Street Underpass. This endeavor presented unique complexities, as the construction had to coexist with active train traffic, with approximately 20 trains passing through daily.
Leadership transitions marked significant milestones for Tuttle. In 2014, Paul Crow assumed the roles of President/CEO of Tuttle Services and President of Tuttle Construction, succeeding Clyde Rauch. In 2022, Nate Neuenschwander assumed the role of President/CEO of Tuttle Services, while Paul Crow embraced the position of Executive Chairman. In 2016, Brent Stechschulte assumed the role of Vice President of Tuttle Services. In 2022, Mike Baxter joined Tuttle Construction as Vice President. Another promotion in that year, Steven M. Schroeder took the helm of Touchstone CPM as vice president. These additions to Tuttle’s leadership team solidify the company’s position as an industry leader.
Throughout this period, Tuttle Construction received prestigious recognition for their outstanding projects. Tuttle secured three Build Ohio Awards, underscoring their commitment to construction excellence. The awards were bestowed upon remarkable projects, including the Ford Lima Engine Plant New V6 Engine plant expansion in 2006, the Spirit of Caring Lima Memorial Health Systems in 2008, and the Mercy Health St. Rita’s Graduate Medical Education Center in 2021.
As we reach the end of our Anniversary series, we celebrate Tuttle Construction’s extraordinary journey over the past 95 years. It has been a remarkable ride filled with groundbreaking projects, visionary leadership, and unwavering dedication. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our incredible team members, partners, and clients who have been instrumental in our success. Together, we have shaped the landscape of construction, leaving a lasting impact on the communities we serve. As we bid farewell to this final blog, we embrace the future with excitement, knowing that Tuttle’s legacy of excellence will continue to thrive, inspire, and build a better tomorrow. Thank you for joining us on this incredible journey.