Tyler Tapani, president of TTap Construction Services, started his career at the age of 16 in his dad’s family excavating business. Joining his four older brothers and two older sisters with three younger brothers and three younger sisters (including twin girls) to follow at Tapani, Inc.
Tyler worked from the ground up, literally, shoveling dirt (and lots of it!), to running equipment, to estimating and project managing. Through this, Tyler gained much experience in all aspects of the business.
In 2010 Tyler was asked to start a division of Tapani, Inc. in the Tri-Cities. He commuted from Battle Ground, on the west side of Washington to the Tri-Cities for a year while getting the Tapani office up and running. Tyler loved the Tri-Cities and decided to move his wife and children here (who also fell in love with the area) and made it permanent in 2011. He ran the Tapani office for two years
before deciding to branch out on his own.
In 2012, Tyler along with his wife, Eva, decided to start their own business, so TTap Construction Services was created! They started with $1,500 cash, Tyler’s passion to follow a dream, Eva’s willingness to do the accounting (with no prior experience) and a will from both to work hard and create long-standing relationships within the Tri-Cities community.
TTap was awarded its 1st large contract right away, working with Markel Properties on the Rose Street Commercial Complex, installing utilities and completing street work. This job was the start of a lasting relationship with the Markels who are one of TTap’s most valued clients today.
Having been taught the value of a strong work ethic by his dad, and the importance of connection from his mom, Tyler continues to carry these values on through his own business, running TTap Construction in a culture of genuinely open people with a passion for dirt, pipe, and lots of it!