It all started when Joseph (Joe) B. Butcher had a dream. In 1966, while working out of his spare bedroom, he began to live that dream. Joe, through hard work and diligence, created a reputation as one of North Alabama's most well respected drafting companies. Honesty, integrity, and fair pricing were the backbone of Joe's business philosophy. Over the course of the years, he compiled quite a portfolio of stock plans. They are available in hard copy to be previewed at your leisure. Soon, these will all be available on the web.
After taking ill in 1998, Joe sold his business to Tom Austin. Over the next several years, Tom introduced Computer Aided Drafting into the business. He began the arduous process of converting all of the drawings to this computerized, high tech automated system, while still maintaining the core values of Butcher Drafting Service, LLC.
Tom brings a wealth of knowledge to Butcher Drafting Service, LLC. He has vast experience in everything from civil design to production drawings, multiple phases of architectural design, and an extensive list of other talents that he contributes to the company.
While continuing Joseph's business ethics, Tom's client list has grown and includes general contractors as well as commercial and residential architects. Tom also caters to that individual with an idea who wants to see it in print and built on his property.
To keep up with the latest trends and designs, Tom is an advisor to our local technical school. He has, on occasion, had the opportunity to train others and teach them the skills and values that are so highly regarded here at Butcher Drafting Service, LLC .
Since 1966, Butcher Drafting Service, LLC has specialized in a variety of custom and stock plans for builders, developers, and consumers alike. We have worked hard to build a reputation as not only a leading entity of Northern Alabama and Southern Middle Tennessee architectural businesses, but as a company whose number one goal is customer satisfaction. Each member of our staff holds a strong technical background and a passion for the work that they do.
We have a range of services produced by a team of knowledgeable and experienced drafting and support professionals. Our clients have been the recipients of over fifty years of drafting and design help. The foundation of our success is due in part to customer relationships; project confidentiality honored. Our mission is to offer quality services on any size project at a rapid turnaround time. We value the quality of our work; you'll find that we do not rush through the design process of your house or building.
We are confident that whatever your architectural needs, Butcher Drafting Service, LLC is the right choice for you! We will take your vision and turn it into a stunning reality that you can enjoy for years to come.
Experience: Tom is no stranger to this industry. He has been been the owner of Butcher Drafting Service since 1998. Prior to this, he was employed by two different architectural firms, an engineering firm, and a general contractor.
Education: Tom received his Associates in Drafting and Design from Calhoun Community College in 1988. He is also a certified architectural drafter through the American Design Drafting Association.
Software: AutoCad, Micro Station
Special: Tom is certified to approve VA drawings
Personal: I am very involved in my church, and a former Major in the Alabama State Defense Force. I love spending time with my wife and granddaughter. We enjoy church and traveling.
I feel we have a great team at Butcher Drafting Service, LLC. Everyone gets along and is able to use their talents. We all care about the customer’s satisfaction. Each job is important, no matter how small.
Experience: Emily has been a part of the Butcher Drafting team off and on since she was 16 years old. At 16, she spent summers scanning in drawings, tracing architectural details, and helping with clerical duties around the office. Emily became a full-time team member in 2016. Since then, her roles have expanded to include residential design, project coordination, on-site measurement, and management of the Pulaski, TN office.
Education: Obtained a Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Sciences, with an emphasis in Addiction Psychology, from Martin Methodist College.
Special: Self-proclaimed Harry Potter fanatic and sci-fi nerd
Personal: I love spending time with my husband, daughter, family, and friends. I enjoy spending time outdoors, traveling to new places, and getting lost in a good book. "If you want to know what a man is like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals." - Sirius Black
Experience: Since his hire in 2017, Josh has been an essential member of the Butcher Drafting Service team. He is the head of our field measuring team, and handles all of the on-site measuring and drafting of existing structures. His other duties include residential drafting, and serving as the IT technician for both the AL and TN offices.
Education: Josh received EPA, OSHA, and HVAC technician certifications from the Tennessee College of Applied Technology in 2014.
Software: AutoCAD, Revit
Special: Singer, song-writer, and guitarist
Personal: My interests include spending time with my family, traveling, video games, and scooters.
Director of Administration / Human Resources
Experience: Mary has been an invaluable member of the Butcher Drafting team since 2018. With over 9 years of experience in Human Resources and Payroll Administration, 5 years of experience in the Banking Industry, and over 12 years of experience in Customer Service, it's as if there's nothing she cannot do.
Education: Columbia State Community College
Software: QuickBooks, TimeClock Plus, AutoCAD, Microsoft Office, G-Suite
Special: Giles County Chamber Board Member, 2016 Leadership Giles, self-proclaimed Outlander fanatic
Personal: Being a mother and wife are by far my favorite roles in life. I enjoy spending time with my husband, Cody, and our precious daughter, Brylee. We have one dog named Lady, who we consider a part of our family. We enjoy spending our weekends with our family and friends. I enjoy traveling and learning about my ancestry. I hope to one day travel to Scotland and visit Lallybroch and Hogwarts! "Je suis prest." - Jamie Fraser
Lead Commercial Designer
Experience: From 1978-2007, Jimmy has worked as an EMT/Paramedic. During this time, he also held positions as an instructor at Calhoun Community College, UAB Huntsville, and Northwest Shoals Community College. From 2007-early 2020, Jimmy worked as a draftsman and project manager with a commercial construction company.
Education: Jimmy earned an Associates in Drafting and Design from Phillips Junior College in 1994.
Special: Jimmy loves his church, and teaches adult Sunday school.
Personal: I enjoy spending time with my family--especially if we're going to the mountains or Disney World. I like hunting, shooting, 4-wheeling, and reading. I also enjoy word jumbles, crossword puzzles, and drawing. We have a weenie dog named Molly who we have made completely rotten.
Sales / Marketing
Experience: With over 10 years of experience in customer service, 5 years in graphic arts, 4 years in marketing, and 3 years in small business management and ownership, Coty is a great asset to our team. Some of his duties include marketing in the Pulaski area, drafting, and field measuring.
Education: Coty is currently pursing a History Degree from Columbia State Community College.
Software: AutoCAD, Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, Corel Draw
Special: Here's something you didn't know! Coty is a self-made entrepreneur and small business owner.
Personal: I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, being creative, and building things in my free time.