At Forza Group, Inc., we are an integrated suite of companies formed to strengthen your business. From industrial design and construction to electrical services and specialized metal fabrications, Patrylo, Inc., Forza Design, Forza Electric, Forza Services, and MetalTech Global, provide a strong foundation you can build on.
In 1984, Dennis Patrylo and Jack Tiernan left a national industrial construction firm to start their own construction company in Atlanta. They grew the company and developed a customer base. In 1994, John Tiernan and Larry Aronson left an international construction company to join the leadership of this team and develop Tiernan & Patrylo into a strong, multi-disciplinary design-build firm. Under their guidance, the company grew its geographic footprint, further extended its client base and skill offerings, and attracted top engineering and construction talent to its ranks.
Since 1999, Scott Worley and Nick Fouts have been key members of the Tiernan & Patrylo executive team. In 2004, Nick and Scott became partners in Tiernan & Patrylo.
Tiernan & Patrylo, Inc., a fixture in Design, Industrial Construction, and General Contracting throughout the U.S. changes its name to Patrylo, Inc. – a Forza Group Company. We are still the same highly skilled group of engineers, planners, managers, and constructors that you have trusted for more than 35 years. This name change is an exciting way to refocus our efforts on serving our clients, our employees, families, and our communities.
Forza Design and Forza Electric join Patrylo, Inc. to form Forza Group – a strong foundation you can build on. The name Forza (Italian for “strength” ) conveys our focus and passion for strength as our foundation. We are strong in our work ethic, commitment, construction practices, design expertise, core values, and our faith.
On September 16, 2020, Forza Group acquired MetalTech-USA, LLC and renamed it MetalTech Global, LLC – a Forza Group company. Over the last 15 years, MetalTech has become a leading architectural metal systems manufacturer, fabricator, and distributor, providing efficient and high-quality solutions for the construction industry.
Forza Group purchased Quality Electrical Works, Inc. (QEW), which was owned by Scott Bly and was based out of Newnan for over 30 years and formed a new electrical services division named Forza Services, LLC. We are excited about the growth opportunity of the electrical services division and using it in conjunction with our Forza Electric division to serve our customers.
This event closes a wonderful chapter for GP Electric but continues a long-standing relationship between our two companies. Gene Parker and his wife Dyxie began GP Electric on August 1, 1987 and soon became a key partner of Forza’s original company, Tiernan & Patrylo, Inc. Gene Parker and Dennis Patrylo and their respective employees worked on many complex industrial construction projects together and GP grew into a major contributor to T&P’s success and T&P contributed to GP’s growth and achievements as well. With Gene’s sudden passing on June 3, 2021, the entire community, along with Forza, felt the loss of a true gentlemen, a skilled electrical contractor, and a wonderful friend. Dyxie and Gene’s son Christopher, along with Dyxie and their employees continued operating while mourning the loss of Gene. Over the course of the past several months, Dyxie and Chrisopher met with Forza management and agreed to join GP Electrical Contractors with Forza’s electrical division, Forza Electric. This acquisition allows Dyxie to step away from this work after 35 years and adds the exceptional skills of Christopher Parker to Forza Electric. We are proud to continue our journey with the Parker family as we fondly remember and honor Gene and his legacy.