15 January, 2023
A few bumps in the road are to be expected for any new business owner.
But what siblings Tyler Davis and Jessica Easterla encountered when they took over Tampa-based Commercial Design Services went well beyond the typical growing pains. They began running the business, founded by their father, Stewart Davis, during the Covid-19 pandemic.
“It was a challenge – keeping people paid, keeping our staff on board, navigating work-from-home,” said Tyler Davis, who serves as president of sales. “But it was a great introduction.
“We probably dealt with more tough decisions than many people would in the first two years of owning a business. It tested our mettle and we realized that if we can do this now, we can do it for the next 30 years.”