Colorado native Tyler Loeffler, a former Firefighter 1/EMT, leverages his problem-solving abilities and effective communication skills to succeed at his current position, Lead Designer, continuing his commitment to excellence and passion for helping others. “I still put out fires, they’re just a different kind,” Tyler says.
After Tyler left the world of rescue nearly five years ago, he became an architectural surveyor, creating as-built drawings using computer-aided drafting (CAD). Prior to joining Next Big Crop in 2017, he created full-scale as-builts for mall retail, warehouses, grocery stores, and residential. His past experiences have given him deep insights into ways to help clients consider any opportunities and limitations related to design on existing and new construction. “There are a lot of moving parts that a client may not necessarily think about, and that’s why I’m here,” Tyler says.
At Next Big Crop, Tyler is responsible for all design and build projects, as well as the allocation of project resources, coordination of drawings, scheduling, tracking, and leading quality assurance efforts, and he now uses Auto CAD and Revit to produce architectural, MEP, site, and fixture plans.
The ability to perform in fast-paced and complex environments comes in handy during Tyler’s days off, when he typically heads toward a BASE jumping site, near or far. “I was first introduced to BASE jumping when I was 18 and became quickly absorbed. Shortly after, I learned that skydiving was a prerequisite and began pursuing that goal,” Tyler says. “One of my favorite sites is Colorado’s San Juan Mountains.”