LIMA — Throughout the last 90 years, Tuttle Services has evolved as company because of its ability to meet the needs of clients, according to Touchstone CPM President/CEO Nate Neuenschwander.
“To me, to be in this industry for 90 plus years is a pretty big achievement,” he said. “Clients are always asking us to do it better, quicker, smarter and more economical. As we look forward in the business, that’s what I think of.”
Tuttle has remained committed to being innovative and implementing new strategies to ensure its continued growth, both in Lima and the rest of Ohio.
Becoming a niche contractor is what has helped the company become as successful as they are today, according to Paul Crow, President/CEO of the Tuttle Services Inc. and Tuttle Construction Inc. Over time, Tuttle’s market has evolved from building and renovating industrial fixtures such as Lima Locomotive Works, the original tank plant and Lima Husky Energy to residential properties, including 105 houses and 16 apartment buildings in Lima. Tuttle has also worked on projects in Lima with Mercy Health-St. Rita’s, Lima Memorial Health System, Lima Ford Engine Plant and Procter & Gamble, along with projects in Toledo, Columbus, Dublin, Marysville, Groveport, Defiance, Reading and Urbana.
Tuttle, along with its sister construction management company, Touchstone CPM, is currently taking advantage of school construction, from building to maintenance and management. Projects have been in districts such as Lima, Elida, Bath, Allen East and Spencerville, as well as Rhodes State College.
“We are fortunate enough to have people who are adaptive and chameleon like to make a change and start going into another direction,”said Neuenschwander. “It’s easy to do a particular thing for four years and be successful at it, but it’s different to take a different turn every 10, 20, 30 years.”
Through Touchstone, the company was able to branch away from general contracting and move to construction management, which has helped the company manage other companies on behalf of its clients.
“That’s a part of our diversification and a part of how we have evolved over the last 90 years as we have created the different mechanisms to deliver what our clients have requested and say that they need,” Crow said.
Tuttle Services is grateful for community support and is looking forward to continued community partnerships.
” It’s a great feeling for us and our employees to drive around the community and say that we built that building or that we supported that organization so that they could build new buildings,” said Crow. “We want to see that we are building great opportunities and structures in the community.”
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