The vision of Team Management Systems, Inc. began in the 1980s by Chuck and Yvonne Tuttle while working for a software company they felt was not meeting the demands and needs of their clients. Since Chuck had extensive experience with designing, programming, selling and supporting software systems for over 20 years and Yvonne had had been selling and supporting software systems for over 10 years, it was a natural choice to go out on their own and make the vision a reality. In 1991, Chuck and Yvonne along with Ted Biser, who had been installing and supporting software for another company for over 10 years, teamed up and started Team Management Systems, Inc.
Instead of starting from scratch, Chuck and Yvonne decided that it would be best to buy out the only software in the market that neither one of them were able to compete against with their prior company. This strategic decision and the excellent reputation that Chuck and Yvonne had built in the industry propelled Team Management Systems to be an instant success from the very beginning. The following year, they were fortunate enough to have their son, Nathan Tuttle, join them in the business when he graduated from college. This completed the vision, knowing that the company would continue on for a second generation with the same management style and extreme compassion for the clients, software and industry that Chuck and Yvonne have always felt.
ACOWIN for Windows was the dream of Nathan Tuttle, who wanted to offer an excellent Windows based Service and Project Management software package for an affordable price that would seamlessly integrate with 3rd party accounting systems such as QuickBooks. Therefore, in the late 1990s, Nathan assembled a team of programmers, QuickBooks Experts, CPAs, Owners of Companies, Service Technicians and the expertise and experience of his parents and the success of Team Management Systems flagship product ACOMARC, and started developing ACOWIN for Windows from scratch.
The first ACOWIN system was installed in 2001 and has had many enhancements and updates since that time. Team Management Systems releases between 2 & 3 updates per year, which are all based upon ideas and suggestions provided by customers, consultants, manufacturers and other knowledgeable participants in the industries that they serve. This keeps the software up-to-date and current with the ever changing trends and technology of the industry.
Chuck Tuttle – Founding Partner
After being honorably discharged from the United States Army, Chuck Tuttle took the knowledge and discipline that he learned in the Army and began his career as a computer systems analyst for the banking industry. After several years of programming banking software, he became the president of the Data Advisory Board for a large group of Illinois banks. As president of the Data Advisory Board, Chuck managed the computer processing and MIS needs of 27 affiliate banks. After leaving that role, Chuck became the controller for an HVAC/R, Plumbing & Industrial supply distributor where he wrote and programmed their complete accounting package that managed many different branches and multiple divisions. From there, Chuck started selling software designed specifically for the HVAC & Plumbing industry and eventually became Vice President of Marketing for a software firm, where he created marketing strategies and directed software development. When the company that Chuck worked for stopped meeting the demands and needs of their clients, Chuck joined forces with his wife, Yvonne and partner, Ted Biser and decided to put his extensive experience and background to use and started Team Management Systems, Inc.
Yvonne Tuttle – CFO
Yvonne Tuttle has worked in the HVAC industry since 1978 and started her career in the industry as controller for an HVAC firm. She then became a national consultant for a large manufacturer of HVAC equipment, and then moved into sales and consulting for several contractor software applications. In 1991, Yvonne co-founded Team Management Systems along with her Husband Chuck and their partner, Ted Biser. In 2003, Yvonne took over the role of President from Chuck and then in 2006 passed the title down to her son Nathan, taking over the title of CFO. Yvonne’s outstanding reputation in the industry is founded on serving the contractor first and making sure the purchase decision is the right solution for the contractor. Yvonne has served on the national ACCA's educational task committee for affiliate members.
Nathan Tuttle – President
Nathan Tuttle received his Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from the University of Central Florida and has been with TMS since 1992 when he graduated college. The decision to come to work for a Service and Project Management Software company was a natural one, since he is the 4th Generation in a long line of Mechanical Contactors. His Great Grandfather started a Mechanical Contracting Company in 1919 and he always grew up around the Service and Installation Industry. Instead of following in his grandfathers footsteps, he followed in his fathers and was originally hired to install, train and support TMS's fully integrated software system ACOMARC. After 6 years installing and supporting ACOMARC, Nathan moved into sales, surpassing his sales goals, and was awarded “Sales Rep of the Year” in 1998, his first year in sales. Nathan was then promoted to Midwest Sales Manager the following year and VP of National Sales 2 years later. In January 2006, Nathan achieved his dream of becoming President of Team Management Systems and looks forward to serving in that capacity for many years to come.
Ted Biser – VP Training/Support
Ted Biser majored in Business Administration at the University of Florida prior to beginning his computer career with Tandy Corporation in 1977. While working for Tandy, Ted was promoted from Customer Service Representative to Department Manager and after 2 years in that role, became the Computer Center Manager. After receiving several awards for outstanding customer support, Ted was promoted to Senior Computer Center Manager, which involved managing several different branches and all day to day operations. In 1985, Ted left Tandy with another co-worker and they founded their own software company doing custom programming, training and support. In 1991, Ted joined forces with Chuck and Yvonne Tuttle and co-founded Team Management Systems.