TDK Hangar, located at the Murfreesboro Airport, hosted their ribbon cutting Wednesday June 5th. TDK welcomed the community and others to the celebration.
TDK is a family and local owned company with three generations dedicated to construction development. Among many projects across the U.S. particularly in Middle Tennessee, they’re the recent developers of the Vintage at the Avenue. Company headquarters are in downtown Murfreesboro off of Church Street.
Tim, owner and CEO of TDK, began working for his father at Keach Construction Company as a concrete finisher while in high school. After graduating from Middle Tennessee State University, Tim returned to his father’s company in Robards, Kentucky in 1973 as a tradesman and supervisor. He worked his way up through the company before assuming the role of Chairman upon his father’s retirement. For 25 years, Tim built more than 100 schools and municipal buildings for federal, state, and local governments.
In 1999, Tim concentrated TDK’s efforts on building student housing and during the next several years, Tim transformed TDK into a multifamily construction company completing projects throughout the Southeast and Southwest. Through continuous building and branching into development over the last decade, Tim’s vision to transition to a development platform has led to constructing more than 10,000 apartment units with $1.1 billion in value. Tim takes an active part in the company as he oversees the implementation of the company’s strategic plan, the development of new projects, and client relationships.
The company and employees including Tim are not only dedicated to the growth of the company but that of the Murfreesboro community and MTSU. Many of them graduated from Middle Tennessee State University and are still involved in the university development and programs. Tim serves on the Middle Tennessee State University Development Board, while others are on the board of chairs.
Continuing their dedication to the community, while the Keach family showed off its new airport hangar, they also used the event to help the United Way honor its top donors. The hangar hosted a reception for the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties for members of the Tocqueville and Legacy Societies, the top donors to the charity.
The hangar marks a new chapter in the growth of the company. While they have operated airplanes for 20-plus years so they can fly to their developments several times a week to oversee development and continued growth, they have operated out of the Smyrna airport. Due to their home being in Murfreesboro and continued desire to build up the community, they wanted to be closer and saw the land lease from Murfreesboro by the airport a good option.
In addition, their move to the airport allowed the family to work out a deal with Murfreesboro and Vanderbilt University Medical Center to house the LifeFlight helicopter there. Previously, LifeFlight’s crew was staying in trailers at the airport and was considering leaving the Murfreesboro market, but this opportunity opened the doors to allow them to stay and continue their operations that are so vital to the Murfreesboro community. LifeFlight has about 3,500 square feet of the 22,000 square foot hangar.
Many events are hosted at the Murfreesboro Airport which is undergoing its own renovations, but in the meantime, check out the pictures from the ribbon cutting event: