Former Owner/Consultant, “Chief Legacy Officer”
“I am excited about the opportunities that lie ahead for TDS, guided by a new and talented generation of leaders who are driven by an outstanding work ethic and customer service to maintain, improve and build homes throughout Dane County. I am proud knowing that I helped cultivate and guide the company for the past 35 years so that it may thrive well into the future.”
Sam helped found TDS Custom Construction in 1985 . For the last 30 years, Sam has enjoyed collaborating with his talented staff on new projects. He loves to seek innovative solutions that increase homeowner comfort and energy efficiency, while preserving the built environment. From net-zero homes to historic preservation, Sam is a passionate advocate of conservation. He is a Primary Certified Remodeler and a Green Certified Professional through NARI.
Before starting TDS, Sam worked as a carpenter in Cedarburg, Wisconsin. He traveled and worked extensively in Europe for two years. When he returned, he bought and renovated three investment properties in Milwaukee.
Sam is a 13-year cancer survivor of metastatic melanoma. In his spare time, Sam explores scenic Madison biking, hiking, and cross-country skiing. He also enjoys studying foreign languages, yoga and mindfulness meditation. He volunteers for The Madison Trust for Historic Preservation, and serves on the City of Madison’s Building Board of Appeals.
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What do you value about TDS as a company?
I believe that TDS has a natural DNA that acknowledges the value of each and every employee and the skills they bring to the design, development and construction of each and every project for the complete satisfaction of our clients.