The TCI Group – Jerry Petzoldt Agency is pleased to welcome Mr. Ed Mahaffey as an Affiliate Broker in the East Tennessee Tri-Cities market. Ed comes to the TCI Group after a career that spanned 45 years in the construction and building materials industry where he worked closely with residential, commercial and industrial customers.
Mr. Mahaffey retired in July 2020 from Builders FirstSource LLC, the nation’s largest full-service professional builder supply, where he most recently served as Regional Pro Sales Manager. Previously he served as Vice-President of Operations for Tindells Inc. in Knoxville, Tennessee. His industry experience includes professional sales management, sales training, manufacturing, production, purchasing, supply-chain negotiations and multiple facility supervision. He also has an extensive background in a wide variety of corporate environments including human resources, financial analysis, budget management and operations management. Ed has completed training in Lean Manufacturing, Continuous Process Improvement and APICS Operations Management.
Ed holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Tusculum College in Greenville Tennessee where he was named to the 1985 “Who’s Who in American Colleges”. Ed received the Pro Sales Excellence in Sales award for 2004 and was named the Pro Sales “Dealer of the Year” in 2007. He is a past president of the Credit Bureau of Bristol and the Bristol Tennessee Civil Service Commission. He has also served as the Secretary and Treasurer of the Kiwanis Club of Kingsport.
Ed believes strongly in communication, providing feedback and keeping the client’s interest on top-of-mind. He looks forward to providing solutions for our customers in the Tri-Cities.