Tyler Laib’s 15+ years of construction experience include more than 9 years of results-oriented preconstruction work focused on multifamily and mixed-use construction. Through extensive constructability reviews with design team members, value analysis, and excellent subcontractor relationships, Tyler ensures that CFC delivers outcomes that are aligned with the client’s vision and within budget. He has been a highly valued member of the CFC team since 2015, shepherdingcountless projects through design and to a successful start of construction, including some of CFC’s most notable projects.
Colleagues and clients appreciate Tyler’s trustworthiness, integrity, enthusiasm, unflagging work ethic, and commitment to collaboration. As a leader, mentor, and trainer, he focuses on facilitating, enabling, and empowering, giving people the tools and support they need to succeed. Tyler leads CFC’s Innovation Team, which means he’s always looking for ways to improve how work gets done. He is a natural teacher, and plays a pivotal role in structuring and driving CFC’s internship program and campus recruiting events.
Professional and Educational Background
Tyler showed an early interest in architecture as a kid, sketching out his grand visions on grid paper smuggled into school and church. Coupled with his love for the outdoors, this interest drove an initial focus on landscape architecture when he first began his studies at Colorado State University (CSU). But his work experience during college — as an engineering intern at a surface coal mine and a landscape and irrigation installer with a large commercial firm — made him realize that neither engineering nor landscape architecture felt like a fit. Tyler ultimately honed in on preconstruction, earning his BS in Construction Management. As the all-important first step in any building process, precon’s focus on design, feasibility, efficiencies, and economies of scale proved to be an ideal fit for Tyler’s balance of creativity and analytical thinking.
In 2010, Tyler completed an estimating internship at a mid-sized general contractor. He then spent four years learning the subcontracting side of the industry, working as a Project Manager and Lead Estimator for a commercial flooring company. Tyler joined CFC in 2015 as a Preconstruction Estimator, and was promoted to Chief Estimator in 2021. He is a member of the American Society of Professional Estimators (ASPE).
What Tyler Values Most About Working at CFC
Tyler greatly appreciates CFC’s team values and vision, which are clear, meaningful, and driven by shared passion and purpose. He says, “We strive to embody CFC’s core values and be a leader in our industry. And we all have a vision not only for what we want to do individually, but as a team.” These shared values and vision drive a positive, inclusive, collaborative culture in which there’s no such thing as a silly question.
Colorado native Tyler grew up in Craig, located on the state’s scenic Western Slope. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, biking, reading nonfiction (mostly history and science), watching documentaries, and spending time with his rescue dog. Tyler captains Team CFC in the annual Colorado Bike MS event, leads CFC’s Charitable Giving Group, and has won CFC’s “Best Beard” competition for six years running!