My name is Tim Davidson, and I am the owner of TSD Construction. I am a third generation Sacramento native, graduating from Kennedy High School, Sacramento City College, and Sacramento State University, majoring in Business. I have been working in Home Improvement since 2003 and have done all aspects of construction over the years.
Early in my construction career, I did mostly outdoor landscape design and installation projects with a lot of concrete and hardscape, and plant selection! Back then, my favorite day was at the nursery selecting plants and then taking them to the jobsite and placing them for the guys to put them in. It usually takes about three years before the yard grows into what it will eventually become, and the risk is always putting too many plants, so it looks “full” when you are done. I made that mistake when I did my own front yard the very first year I was in the business.
After working in landscape for three years I worked with a buddy doing remodel work for residential and light commercial jobs. That was fun but it beat my body up—my buddy is still at it almost twenty years later, and he’s older than me! A job opened at a fencing contractor that was looking for someone to manage the deck division, and he had an exclusive contract with Home Depot for fences and decks in the Sacramento market. I accepted the job and grew the decking program with 23 stores in Sacramento, adding 45 stores in the Bay Area, and 22 stores in the San Diego market. We added another 80+ stores in the Los Angeles market, essentially covering most of the State of California at that time. In the beginning of 2010, when the recession was in its throws, Home Depot pulled the plug on decking as a category--nationwide. Three years of hard work went down the drain. It was then that I decided to start my own company and build something I could control.
In 2010 I started TSD Construction. I had a few other names selected, but they were all taken. I figured they couldn’t deny me my own initials, so that’s how that came about. It was still very difficult to find any work in the financially distressed market. Many people were deferring maintenance on their homes for projects that should have been built, which ended up creating a huge backlog of work when the economy finally loosened.
Always looking for a challenge, I helped a relative launch a new HVAC company in 2017. I poured my heart and soul into it for four years straight, still running a few select projects through TSD, all the while learning an invaluable new trade. I had done limited HVAC work through TSD in the past but was not well-equipped to manage the jobs on my own; I needed help with those opportunities. Now I am competent in the trade and can facilitate excellent installations for customers. After getting the HVAC company rolling along, I leaned back into TSD in the summer of 2021 and have been focused on growing the remodeling and additions side of the business ever since.
Why TSD Construction?
Over the years I have worked for and with many excellent general and specialty contractors. I have learned from experience who I can count on, who does what well, and who works best in any given situation. I have managed at least 1,500 jobs, mostly in Northern California.
My role is to clearly identify the goals and objectives of the client, and then chart out a path with my team to meet and exceed those goals. I function as the primary point of contact between the client and field operations. You can call me anytime during your project, or years after we are finished; I look on you as a client, not just for the job we are doing today, but for life.
As I get older, I feel more compelled to give back. I have been a Point West Rotarian twice: the first time from 1994 to 1999, and the second time from 2010 to current. In those years I have been involved in numerous community projects benefiting local children’s charities, most notably running the California Brewers Festival a couple of times, our club’s largest fundraiser, which funds our charitable giving committee. Our Rotary club has donated over a million dollars to local children’s charities in that time.
As a Christian and a member of Faith Presbyterian Church, I find the vehicle of service through Rotary to be one of the most efficient ways to give back. At the end of the day, we won’t be remembered for what we have accomplished in our own lives, but we will be remembered for what we do for others. The Rotary motto is “Service above Self” and our church’s inscription on the wall outside tells us to “Love one another as I have loved you.” We would all do well to think and act with others’ best interests at heart first.