About us

 I have been a resident of Monroe County Florida since 1972.  Between 1970 and 1980 my family owned the Keys Sea Center Marina on Big Pine Key.  I helped to run the business, and also became a certified outboard and stern drive mechanic. In the early 1980's I started a restaurant, “The Serendipity,” on Big Pine Key, and sold it 6 years later. At that time I began doing construction and remodeling work, and have been a State Licensed Contractor, in partnership with my wife, Carol for the last 28 years.  We named our business: T Builders, Inc.

After 5 years of holding the office of President of the Florida Keys Contractor’s Association, and being on the Board of Directors for 17 years, I was appointed to the position of Life-Time Director. This organization has been in the forefront of the construction industry in Monroe County.

I was the 2007 - 2008 President of the Big Pine and Lower Keys Rotary Club, and I am currently sitting on the Rotary Board as vice president.

I was appointed by a County Commissioner to sit on the Green Initiative Task Force Committee from 2009-2010.  We were awarded grant monies totaling 3 million dollars and created a Visionary Statement for the County.  This committee evolved in 2011 to the Climate Change Action Committee, and I am a voting member.

I have been an active Chamber of Commerce member for more than 30 years.

I have also been appointed by a County Commissioner to be a voting member of the Land Authority Advisory Committee.  

I take my commitments to my customers as seriously as to all of the above appointments.

I have done construction estimating work for the insurance companies of: Cigna, U.S. Security, and Liberty, for wind and fire damage.  After hurricane Andrew I spent 4 - 5 months in Miami, estimating wind and flood damaged on commercial and residential property for Brodski Inc., a state Certified Public Adjuster. Those skills were also used after the damage left by hurricane Georges here in the Lower Keys in 1998 and Wilma in 2005.

T-Builders, Inc. is a state licensed, residential and commercial building contracting company engaged in remodeling, new wood framed homes, concrete custom homes, modular homes, boat storage racks, docks and sea walls.

With a good track record and credit references, T Builders, Inc. is a bondable company and has bid public jobs for the county, city and state.

T Builders. Inc. has been doing modular home building for 21 years and is an authorized builder for the company Nationwide Custom Homes/Palm Harbor Homes for the Southeast Florida area. We do single family homes of all sizes, and will structurally engineer 2 story modular homes that meet 180 mph wind load. The company does townhouse units from duplexes to multi single family housing projects.  These units are meeting the need for multi-assisted care unit for the elderly consisting of 30 to 40 unit projects. We now specialize in affordable housing construction that is truly affordable.  These units also serve as commercial buildings, such as banks, reality offices, strip malls, etc.

T Builders, Inc. is also an owner of MRT of the Florida Keys LLC, a development company that completed 66 units of the 112 unit affordable housing project, Tradewind Hammock, in Key Largo Florida, in the fall of 2003.  MRT has additionally completed a 29 unit development in the city of Marathon, FL, a gated community with a swimming pool in the heart of old town.

We are currently busy with remodeling and construction of single family homes.   We see the economy improving in the next couple of years and T Builders / MRT resuming construction of multi-unit development throughout the Keys.

T Builders Inc. / MRT of the Florida Keys, LLC


David W. Tuttle

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