Our Team

Our Team2018-12-03T18:05:58+00:00
Ryan Bodine, Chief Estimator
Ryan Bodine
Melanie Bodine,
Melanie Bodine
Todd Tober, President
Lisa Nagle
Jim Whitmore, Project Engineer
Bruce Shackelford
Kyle Strnad, Estimator
Kyle Strnad
Kimi Tober
Kimi Tober
Todd Tober, President
Tim Tober
Todd Tober, President
Todd Tober
Todd Tober, President
Russell Wills
Jim Whitmore, Project Engineer
John Yenges

Todd Tober – President

Todd discovered his passion for construction when he began his career as a carpenter 20+ years ago. After graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree from Duke University, he went on to receive a Master’s Degree in Real Estate and Construction Management from the University of Denver. His aptitude in finance, combined with his field experience, led to his next role as a commercial estimator. When an opportunity arose to become a superintendent, he accepted the challenge, getting back into fieldwork, and eventually becoming a project manager. As Todd gained a holistic view of the construction industry, exposed to all aspects of the business, he realized his purpose: to raise the industry standard of doing business, and prove that great quality can come at a fair price with positive relationships with clients, owners, contractors and laborers. By founding Tober Building Company, Todd and his team guarantee a high standard of quality construction services with efficient planning, direct communication and competitive pricing on each project regardless of its scale or scope.

Ryan Bodine – Chief Estimator

Over the course of his career, Ryan has overseen dozens of commercial construction projects with contract values near $300 million, accounting for more than 2 million square feet of space. A skilled estimator and project manager, Ryan has extensive experience with complex, fast-track projects for Health Care, Retail, Senior Housing, Multifamily and Higher Education. As TBC’s Chief Estimator, Ryan is instrumental in ensuring that our clients receive the specified quality and value for their finished projects.

Kyle Strnad – Estimator

During his 15+ year career, Kyle has served in field and office capacities for a variety of project types across multiple industries. Ultimately drawn to estimating, he’s functioned exclusively as an Estimator for the past 5+ years. Kyle has extensive experience with Historic, Multifamily and HUD projects and meeting the strict parameters that often accompany these projects (i.e. gov’t funding, MBE/FBE, workforce requirements, etc.).

Tim Tober – Project Superintendent

Tim is from Akron, Ohio and has an undergraduate degree in public policy from the University of North Carolina and a masters degree in education from Ursuline College in Pepper Pike, OH. After spending ten years in the field of education, Tim joined TBC in 2016 as a project superintendent. Since then he has successfully run several projects including Stoney Pointe Commons, a 4-story, 68-unit, new construction project in Akron. Tim enjoys running, playing golf, and spending time with his wife, Melissa, and three children.

Lisa Nagle – Office Manager

Lisa has twenty eight years of construction experience both in residential and commercial scopes of work. Having worked in sales, accounting, project management, and design has provided her with a general understanding of the industry that is necessary to effectively manage a construction office. Lisa enjoys golfing and spending time with her family.

Bruce Shackelford - Warehouse Manager

Bruce has 45 years of sales experience in the industrial packaging industry. He worked for 35 years with Sonoco Products before he retired in 2003. He started in field sales and moved up the chain to sales manager, then field sales manager and finally to strategic account manager until he retired. After he officially retired, he still stayed at Sonoco as a private contractor for 10 more years. As a private contractor he worked on special projects, assisted with rollout of new construction products, setup a warehouse in Ontario, Canada and recaptured the brand recognition for Sunoco Products in Canada. Bruce has also been married for over 50 years, has raised 3 children and now has 9 grandchildren. 

John Yenges

John has joined our group bringing in tow millions of square feet of industrial, military, commercial, residential, public, and retail experience. With over 3 million square feet of new and remodel construction totaling over 150 million dollars, John brings the knowledge of marketing and business development by being able to locate and track potential clients and projects, estimating and overseeing the construction of projects regardless of the size or scope. With John’s diverse experience in multiple arenas of construction types, he proves to be a key element in assisting us in achieving our goals and continuing our mission of our promise to grow long-term relationships based on respect, integrity, dedication and an unwavering work ethic, with our clients, employees, subcontractors and vendors and with the community.

Melanie Bodine – Human Resources

Melanie graduated from Youngstown State University with a master's degree in chemistry. She worked as a senior researcher at The Cleveland Clinic in the Cell Biology department of the Lerner Research Institute. She also worked in safety and compliance at Amresco before joining Tober Building Company. 

Russell Wills - Plant Manager

Before coming to Tober Building Company, Russ Wills had a career in sales and managing production factories. He was the fabrication supervisor and rotor shop manager for 7 years at Metso Minerals Best. After, that he worked for Frameco DBA Metal Framing Industries as a plant manager and a project manager. During that time, he also took a job in sales and consulting for Medina County Welding.  With Russ’s diverse and thorough background in manufacturing, he is a proven asset for Tober Building Company.

When Russ is not at work he is always on the go. He fills his free time up by playing and coaching his daughter’s teams and enjoying time with family and close friends.

Kimi Tober 

Kimi was born and raised in Carmel, California and graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A in Spanish Language and Culture. She then attended and graduated Arizona State University with a Masters in Spanish. In 2002 she switched career paths and took a job in the marketing department for the J.M. Smucker Company. She continued her career at J.M. Smucker by crafting the Smucker Innovation Center, which opened in Feburary 2016. The Innovation Center was to build a facility that provides collaborative consumer and retail immersive experiences to help grow topline sales. It showcases the unique Smucker business approach, expertise, commitment to innovation is 1-2 day sessions with key retail partners. Kimmy also managed the design and construction of the 100,000ft facility which included salvaging and repurposing some of the original manufacturing plant, and she led the innovation center team and helped create the content and experience to establish JMS as a category and retail though leader in the Foof manufacturing business.

Kimi is married and has twin 1 ½ year old daughters, Penelope and Grace. She is also a proud parent of a Noah, a black poodle. She likes to explore the Cuyahoga Valley trails, run, and support local businesses.