Tampa-based office interiors-furniture firm thrives under second-generation leadership and weathers pandemic-related challenges

A few bumps in the road are to be expected for any new business owner.

But what siblings Tyler Davis and Jessica Easterla encountered when they took over Tampa-based Commercial Design Services went well beyond the typical growing pains. They began running the business, founded by their father, Stewart Davis, during the Covid-19 pandemic.

“It was a challenge – keeping people paid, keeping our staff on board, navigating work-from-home,” said Tyler Davis, who serves as president of sales. “But…