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About

Davis Willis

Chairman & Owner

David Willis is Chairman and Owner of TLS. His responsibilities include oversight of the company’s Executives and Estimators. David joined the business with his father, and sister in 1978, helping build and manage projects, estimating, and building relationships. He is an active member of the Association of Oklahoma General Contractors (AOGC), and the Oklahoma Municipal Contractors Association (OMCA).

David graduated from Putnam City High School in 1976 and attended UCO, until joining the family business. Outside the office, David likes to hunt, fish, spend time with family, and enjoy the great cooking creations that his partner Jayne makes. David is blessed with 2 wonderful children and 5 beautiful granddaughters.

Larry Butler

President

Larry Butler is the President of TLS. His responsibilities include setting up company goals and strategies, managing budgets and allocations, and working closely with all departments. Larry holds an Oklahoma Electrical Contractors license as well as a Master Electrical license in Arkansas. He is a member of the Association of Oklahoma General Contractors (AOGC), and the Associated Builders & Contractors of Oklahoma (ABC).  Larry started working with the Willis family prior to the incorporation of TLS in 1982. A few years later, he moved to Colorado and while working there acquired his journeyman electrical license. Larry came back to Oklahoma in 1995 and served as Vice President of the company.  In 2005, TLS purchased Beeline Traffic Control in Tulsa, he continued the role of VP and moved to Tulsa to manage the new division. With that division up and running, Larry returned to OKC and assumed the role of President.

When he is not at the office, you will find Larry with his love, Lisa, their daughter, and her two amazing grandchildren. He enjoys farming, carpentry, and travel.

Walter Floyd

Vice President

Walter Floyd is a vice president responsible for the Oklahoma City division. His responsibilities include oversight of projects, planning, personnel, and resources. He is also part of the estimating team. An active member of the Association of Oklahoma General Contractors (AOGC), Oklahoma Municipal Contractors Association (OMCA), and Oklahoma Traffic Engineering Association (OTEA), he cares deeply about the road and bridge and traffic industries. 

Walter graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in communications and business in 2008. He joined TLS in 2009 and has supported the company in various capacities, including field and shop laborer, purchasing manager, and project manager. 

Outside the office, Walter is happily married to the love of his life and is the proud father of a young son. He enjoys traveling, being outdoors, eating good food, and building relationships with family, friends, and colleagues.

Wayne Kennedy

Division Manager

Wayne Kennedy is the Tulsa Division Manager for Traffic and Lighting Systems.  

Wayne graduated from Oklahoma State University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Marketing. He joined TLS as an electrical foreman in February 2018 and worked his way up to  Project Manager shortly after. Wayne has recently been promoted to Division Manager in 2021. His experience in the field as a foreman, then as a project manager, has given Wayne a unique perspective of the industry. Wayne is also a beneficial part of our estimating team.  

Wayne is an active member of the Association of Oklahoma General Contractors (AOGC) and Associated  Builders and Contractors (ABC) 

With over 15 years of experience primarily in the commercial electrical field within the construction industry, Wayne’s comprehensive knowledge has proven to be invaluable to the company’s current success.  

Outside of the office, Wayne loves to spend quality time with his two daughters and his dog, Loki. He enjoys riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle, traveling, skydiving, and enjoying the outdoors. 

bill byers

Bill Byers

Division Manager

Bill Byers is the Arkansas Division Manager for Traffic and Lighting Systems. He has held that position since 2016, the office is located at 783 West Morris in Springdale, Arkansas. He has over 25 years of experience in the construction industry. His primary role has been working on projects for cities in Northwest Arkansas as the preferred subcontractor of the largest general contractor in the area. He operates multiple million-dollar jobs in collaboration with the Arkansas Highway Department. 

Bill’s formal education includes attending the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith and the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, Arkansas in Business Management. 

Bill’s Leadership philosophy includes believing everyone on the team has a specific role. He maximizes the work product of everyone on the team to ensure success on a project. He provides guidance to his division team while also managing high-level company demands with community partners. Bill deems integrity, honesty, and adaptability to be the cornerstones of a successful business. 

Bill has a son who currently attends the University of Arkansas and has three bonus sons with his wife  Stephanie. On the weekends, Bill enjoys playing golf and watching Arkansas Razorback sports.

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