TDK’s origins started in 1959, when Mr. Dorris Keach decided to form Keach Construction to build schools throughout Western Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Due to the company’s rapid growth, Dorris along with his son, Tim, transformed Keach Construction into TDK Construction Company, Inc. After building over 100 Federal & State projects, TDK embarked on a new growth strategy in the late 1990’s. Multifamily construction became the company’s primary focus, building projects throughout the South. In 2004 TDK added a development arm to the company. They did so as a way to support and stabilize the workload for TDK Construction and its large employment base. Little did they know TDK Development would transform the company and provide the bulk of their construction business. Today TDK has grown to become one of the most active multifamily new construction/development firms in the South. To date they have built over 6,800 units valued at just over $700 million. They were named “Best in Class” by Multifamily Executive Magazine and have received numerous accolades on many of their developments. TDK continues to produce the same high-quality projects Mr. Dorris Keach built his reputation on in 1959. Starting with predevelopment planning to the final certificate of occupancy, their goal is to deliver first class properties that set a new standard in the industry.

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Timothy Keach

Tim Keach oversees development and implementation of the company’s strategic plan. Tim also focuses on client relationships and development of new projects. During his career with TDK, he has had experience working in every aspect of the company. Starting as a concrete finisher, Tim worked his way up as a Field Superintendent, Project Manager, Secretary/Treasurer and now as the President of TDK. Tim has been involved in building over 50 schools and municipal buildings as well as constructing over 7,000 apartment units. In 2004, Tim expanded his business interests by starting TDK Development. Tim began working at TDK as a teenager and came back to TDK once he completed his degree at Middle Tennessee State University. He has been with TDK full time since 1973. Tim sits on the Middle Tennessee State University’s Development Board and he works out of TDK’s Murfreesboro, TN office.


Kent Ayer

Kent Ayer is responsible for managing the operations of TDK Construction and TDK Development. Since assuming this role in 2005, Kent has overseen the construction of 5,500 multi-family units and the development of over 4,000 units. Kent’s responsibilities include: the management of all employees, oversight of all projects being built and in development, handling all legal matters for TDK, negotiating with clients, and managing TDK’s bonding, insurance and all other third party relationships. Before coming to TDK, Kent worked in athletic administration at the University of Wyoming and Middle Tennessee State University. He holds a B.B.A. in Finance from Middle Tennessee State University and a Juris Doctor and M.B.A. from the University of Louisville. Kent is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association and has served on the Middle Tennessee State University Alumni Association’s Board of Directors.

Executive Vice President

Liz Tipton

Liz is responsible for leading TDK’s financial operations out of our Kentucky office. Liz leads a team of three and oversees the following: all posting and job costing, payments of overhead expenses and job related, payroll operations, subcontractor billings and payments each month, review job cost sheets, maintain contractor licensing and corporation compliance in various states, and all quarterly taxes and 401k funds. Besides overseeing the day to day financial operations, Liz is also responsible for the preparation of annual corporate audits, HUD audits and tax planning for the company. She started with TDK in 1984 and has been an integral part of TDK’s success.

Vice President

John Keach

John Keach is responsible for managing the day to day operations of TDK Civil. Like his father, John started working at TDK as a teenager in the field. During this time, John was involved in the construction, grading and utility work of 1,890 units in Tennessee, Texas and Alabama for TDK. In 2010, John was elevated to a project manager and is now responsible for managing TDK Civil’s equipment, the maintenance equipment, budgets for contract scopes, developing construction schedule, reviewing submittals & pay applications, and coordinating the project closeout for TDK Civil.

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