TGDI is committed to creating a positive building experience for every client. Our goal is to build the highest quality project in an atmosphere of cooperation, trust and mutual benefit. Honesty, integrity, and experience are the foundations of our company. Our commitment to these principles ensures that our clients will get the best value for their investment.
Tony started TGDI in 1977 after working for such engineering notables as Bechtel Corporation (10 years) and San Diego Gas & Electric (8 years) building power plants. He served as an engineer, superintendent, and project manager responsible for projects ranging in cost from $500,000 to $122,000,000. The experience he gained in heavy construction provided him a wealth of understanding, knowledge and skill, which he later applied to building high-end custom homes and small commercial projects at TGDI.
Tony was a consummate problem-solver and enjoyed being able to share his wisdom, his time and his talent with all of us lucky to have known him. He was a great teacher, guide and mentor. While his death left us with “Big Shoes to Fill” he most assuredly gave us all the tools we need to fill them! As we enter our 5th decade in construction, it is with great pride that we carry on Tony’s legacy of always giving our clients the best possible value for their investment.
Patty is President, CEO and RMO of TGDI. She has more than 40 years of construction experience, including financial management, budget planning, estimating and negotiating contracts. She has helped hundreds of clients navigate the extensive construction process from planning to completion and knows how to maximize quality while minimizing costs. Her ability to address challenges in a decisive manner keeps projects moving on time and her keen eye for cost savings keeps projects on budget.
Tammy began her career in the family construction business cleaning jobsites on weekends and then working summers in the office during high school and college. With a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Communications and a General Contractors license, Tammy is able to think critically, solve problems and resolve issues in a timely manner. Now with over 30 years of experience at TGDI, she has built strong relationships with clients, architects and consultants in the field that allow her to manage projects more efficiently.
Lynn came to work for her dad’s business in 2003. Her prior work experience with CJ Torre Construction and Pacific Sun Pool ‘N Spa helped her make a natural transition to the administrative side of the family business. With a Bachelor of Science in Graphics Arts from Biola University, she brings a sense of style, a smile and a sense of humor like her dad’s to the daily tasks of managing certificates of insurance, soliciting and processing contracts, and assisting with billing at TGDI.
As a general contractor in Colorado, Patrick learned his trade and honed his skills on many custom projects before coming to TGDI in 2007. When he began working as a Superintendent, he immediately enjoyed and benefited from Tony’s mentorship in the field over the next several years. A quick study, Patrick works hard to deliver TGDI quality in the way that Tony trained him, assuring that all work is up to TGDI’s high standards. He drives the schedule without sacrificing quality ensuring that clients are always satisfied.
TGDI has a policy of working with owners and architects during design and construction to maximize construction dollars without jeopardizing buildings’ structural integrity or architectural character. We’ll walk you through the building process phases to ensure you make decisions that will allow your dream home to become a reality within your budget and time-frame.