Founder and President of TFI, Rodney started his career very early. At the age of five, he was selling fruits and vegetables out of a Radio Flyer Wagon by the side of the road. That entrepreneurial spirit has followed him through his career. By the time Rodney was 18 years old he was running the landscaping division of the parent company. Ever the problem solver, at the age of 26, he oversaw the construction of a new greenhouse complex that was over one acre in size and utilized brand new materials and construction methods. In 1999, Rodney founded TFI and continues to manage the company. He can also be found on occasion with shovel in hand on-site. Rodney continually seeks out new challenges in the business world. He currently runs four other companies all involving either a connection to his extensive experience in landscaping, construction or outdoorsman products. He also owns and operates a Bed and Breakfast. Rodney is married with two daughters. He is an avid traveler and foodie.
Project Coordinator & Estimator
Krista joined the team in 2004 as a receptionist which quickly evolved into her current position as Project Coordinator & Estimator. Krista attended Marist College where she studied marketing. She spent several years in service industry and administrative support positions before bringing her expertise to the sports construction industry. Krista can be found on any given day estimating for a new job, preparing crews and supplies for mobilization and coordinating with various states regarding construction regulations. Krista is the foundation of the administration team.
Joe joined TFI at almost the point of inception in 1999 as the comptroller. TFI has only ever done one job without Joe on board. He received his Bachelor’s degree in accounting from SUNY Albany in 1988. After graduating he joined an accounting firm in Albany where he obtained his CPA certification. In 1990, Joe returned to the Oneonta area to work for local accounting firm Briglio & Woods. Joe also operates a private CPA practice.
Tyler joined TFI in 2015 as the Equipment Manager. He is responsible for maintaining all large and small equipment. He helps to manufacture our unique clamp system, which is the foundation of our process. Tyler formerly worked as a welder for Raymond Company and Sportsfield Specialties, Inc. He has passed welding certification tests in SMAW 3G & 4G, GTAW 3G & 4G, GMAW 3G & 4G. In his spare time, Tyler builds guns.
Dennis and owner, Rodney, have worked together for over 35 years. Dennis joined the Frazier family when he was in his teens working for the former parent company. He joined Frazier’s Lanscaping in 1981. He is an expert in laying pavers of all kinds, retaining walls (large and small block), stone walls, and landscape plantings. Dennis implements all phases of landscape design and construction. Dennis has three children. In his spare time, he is motor cross, outdoor and hunting enthusiast.
Jay joined TFI in 2008. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Economics from SUNY Oneonta. Prior to joining TFI, Jay served as Vice President and oversaw the operations of J.R. Frazier & Sons. He was in charge of the geranium propagation facility, which produced over 5 million plants and had a staff of over sixty-five. He was responsible for the management of staff and general operations for over 23 acres of greenhouses and 10 acres of outdoor landscaping facilities. Jay also has an extensive background in landscaping from his work in Colorado as a landscape crew leader early on in his career. He is married to his partner of over 20 years, Kim, and has two children, Jackson and Makenna. He spends his spare time on the golf course when possible.
Justin joined TFI in 2002. He was promoted to Senior Foreman in 2008. Prior to joining TFI, Justin worked for two years in the maintenance division of a local factory fixing hydraulic equipment. Justin specializes in trench drains, but has extensive experience in every aspect of the track and field installation business. An avid sports fan, working at Yankee Stadium and Notre Dame College were particularly fun jobs. Justin is married with 2 young daughters. On weekends Justin finds moments of calm and quiet in his fishing hobby.
Adam joined TFI in 2007. He joined TFI with a wealth of experience and was promoted to Senior Foreman in 2012. He is a certified, apprentice-trained chef, certified boat captain who sailed 40’ Yachts from California through the Panama Canal to Eastern portions of the United States, and has management experience from work at material yard in Florida. Adam studied Building Trades at Morrisville College. While working at TFI, he also helps run his family farm in Gilberstville, NY. Well-traveled and trained in construction, Adam appreciates the diversity of locations that TFI affords him to work. In his limited spare time, he rides motorcycle cross country, snow mobiles, camps, hunts and rides four-wheelers.
Mark joined TFI in 2007. He was promoted to Senior Foreman in 2013. Prior to joining TFI, Mark has had significant experience with heavy equipment and mechanics. He worked as a fork lifter operator and mechanic for a local garage. He also has experience in manufacturing where he was a molder for an electronics company. Mark joined TFI partly to fulfill his enjoyment of working outside and has since found the athletic construction industry fulfilling. He enjoys all aspects of athletic field installation because it provides him with the opportunity to use his excellent problem solving skills. In his spare time, Mark “tinkers” with all terrain vehicles. His three daughters join him for dirt biking and snowmobiling depending on the season.
Jerry joined Frazier’s Landscaping in 1999. In 2000 started as a laborer with TFI. He was recently promoted to Junior Foreman. Jerry is originally from Long Island, but moved to upstate New York as a child. Prior to joining TFI, Jerry worked in several service industry positions. He also worked in Florida constructing parking lot facilities. He has years of experience in grading, foundations and concrete. Jerry uses both his service background and construction experience when expertly pouring concrete and constructing drains. Jerry has three children and three grandkids. In his spare time, he builds furniture from pallets.
Hired while talking to a customer at the local gun shop, Kimmo joined the parent company of Frazier’s Landscaping in 1991 where he worked in greenhouse production facilities. In the spring of 1992, Kimmo joined the landscaping division. He continued on in the landscaping portion of the business when the two companies divided. Kimmo finds particular satisfaction in building stone walls with precision but meant for beauty, but he is a seasoned landscaper with wide experience in block retainer walls, pavers, and landscape plantings. With TFI, Kimmo specializes in carpet rip out. Kimmo received his AS in Fisheries and Wild Life Technology from SUNY Cobleskill. His first job was at Salmon River Fish Hatchery and his passion for fishing continues through year round fishing. According to Kimmo, “there’s always a season for fishing.” Kimmo is married to his partner of 23 years, Marie and has two children, Cody, 22 and Kayla, 16.