Tuttle, a native of Refugio County, takes over for Rodney Chesser, who moved to the Karnes City Maintenance Section.
In his 14 years with TxDOT, Tuttle has worked his way from maintenance operations to lead worker, interim supervisor, and crew chief in Refugio County. He also worked in the district’s safety office assisting other maintenance sections with peer review, local safety review teams and on-the-job training. He’s also served on the district Safety Committee.
Tuttle retired from the Texas Army National Guard after serving our country for 24 years, including eight years active duty with the U.S. Army. During his military career, Tuttle served one tour in Kosovo, two tours in Bosnia, one tour in Operation Desert Storm, two tours in Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom) and one tour in Afghanistan.
In his new duties, Tuttle will be responsible for maintaining state and federal highways and bridges on the state highway system, including portions of US 59, US 181, SH 72, SH 202, FM 623, FM 351, FM 673, FM 796, FM 797, FM 1349, FM 1465, FM 2824, and FM 3190 in and around Beeville, Pawnee, Skidmore, Tynan, Tulsita, Normanna, Pettus, Tuleta, Papalote, and Mineral.
Maintenance Supervisor duties include plans, schedules and coordinates work projects including personnel, equipment and material; inspects road conditions, work in progress, and work completed; administers and inspects contracted maintenance activities; plans, coordinates, and implements emergency response; responsible for proper administration, management, and efficiency of maintenance section; handles external and internal complaints, questions, suggestions and comments; ensures established departmental safety rules, standards, and guidelines are followed.