Thomas J. Beytaugh, Jr. 

Thomas J. Beytaugh, Jr.
Class of 1974
President, irst City Enterprises








Thomas Joseph Beytagh, Jr. is a 1969 graduate of Benedictine Military School where he lettered in baseball, basketball, and football and was a member of the National Honor Society. He attended the University of Georgia and transferred to Armstrong State College. At Armstrong, he was a three-year letterman in baseball, playing for the Pirates at left field. (He still holds a record for 1.000 career fielding percentage). After graduating from Armstrong, he took over management of his father’s business, Beytagh Construction Company, which had been established in 1960.

After working in Charleston for two years following Hurricane Hugo, Beytagh returned to Tybee to form First City Enterprises, a custom homebuilding and remodeling company. In this capacity, Tom found his real interest was the restoration of historic Tybee homes. For his work in this area, he has been recognized and awarded by the Tybee Historical Society and the National Homebuilders Association.

Beytaugh is a past president of the The Hibernian Society and the Homebuilders Association of Savannah. In 2004 he received the Homebuilders Hall of Fame Award. He has served on the boards of Island High Schools of Savannah, the YMCA, and the Benedictine Advisors.

Beytaugh has been married to Mary Ellen Humbert Beytagh since 1974, whom he met on a blind date while both were attending Armstrong. They reside in paradise, aka Tybee Island, where Tom still dreams of preserving the historic island one home at a time.