Tyler Building Company has earned its reputation for excellence
Photo by Grant L. Gursky
Wicomico County native Will Tyler didn’t wait around for his destiny to find him; he went out and captured it. Not even 23 years old, he launched Tyler Building Company 16 years ago with his indispensable wife, Nikki, following an extensive five-year apprenticeship. The result is the time-tested experience of a savvy veteran with the enthusiasm and vigor of a young man. His company performs complete home improvement and custom-home building, yet his “no job too small” mantra ensures he will never look down on any job.
“During the housing boom, there was a lot of bad work being done,” said Will, who coaches a U14 soccer team and serves on the board of the Salisbury Optimist Club. “A lot of my jobs then involved fixing the work of other contractors.”
Will said he quickly learned the value of doing small jobs, which resulted in a large and loyal customer base. Today, the company does a variety of smaller jobs while completing expansive $1,000,000-plus jobs.
In order to excel at such a diverse range of jobs, Will maintains specialty crews who are experts at certain kinds of work.
“We have up to three crews who do nothing but framing, siding and decking,” said Will, whose company has won Coastal Style Best Of awards every year since 2013. “We have a GAF-certified roof crew and several experienced trim carpenters, including a custom woodworker with a 5,000-square-foot workshop. We also have a dry-waller/painter and excellent punch-out man, and I’m proud of all of them.”
Another thing Will is proud of is his staff’s reputation for quality craftsmanship and attention to detail. “We’re a talented, all-American company,” said Will. “Our team of employees and subcontractors take great pride in their work and that commitment to excellence is our standard. We do things the right way every time. My father-in-law would tell me about companies he’d competed against that had one guy with a business license and workers paid only in cash. It was an extremely unfair advantage and unfair to hardworking locals who wanted and needed jobs. I vowed then I would never do that just to win a job or make more money.”
Tyler Building Company operates from Bethany to Seaford and Cambridge, down to the Maryland-Virginia line.