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.
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.
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 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 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 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.
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.
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 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.
Serving as Project Engineer, Bill leverages his diverse commercial construction background, which includes field work, project supervision, marketing communications (MarCom) support and commercial real estate services. His areas of expertise include retail/office build-outs and tenant-in-place multifamily renovations. Bill also holds and maintains his Ohio real estate salespersons’ license.
A skilled carpenter and equipment operator, Chris is most proud of his work on Canal Park’s multiple stadium improvement, where he and fellow Carpenters met a strict opening day deadline for the Akron RubberDucks inaugural season. Away from work, Chris enjoys coaching his daughter’s soccer team and spending time outdoors.
Over the course of his 30-year career, Brian has worked his way up the construction ladder, serving as a union Carpenter, Foreman and Superintendent. As a superintendent, he believes in management through participation and visibility. In doing so, he gains invaluable project knowledge, and well-earned respect from trades. During his career, Brian has contributed to scores of projects, with combined contract values into the tens of millions. Nevertheless, Brian brings unmatched organization and professionalism to every project, regardless of its scale or scope.
An accomplished senior executive, Jason has an impressive history of driving revenue, profitability, productive cultures, and an exceptional customer experience with operational solutions. He's a creative problem solver who's tasked with developing and executing strategies to optimize TBC's business systems, and drive its growth.
Jason served four years in the United States Marine Corps and has helped optimize and streamline companies since 2002. He is married to his beautiful wife, Kara since 2009 and they have two children together.
Jon began his career with Tober Building Company in 2018, where he quickly was recognized for his carpentry skills and the ability to adapt and solve numerous field opportunities. Jon served nine years in the United States Marine Corps after high school, then moved into barn building for years before joining Tober. He is married to his beautiful wife, Sara and they have one child together. Jon continues to hone numerous skills and he is leveraged at multiple projects for his willingness to mentor and get a task done quickly and with quality.
Over the course of his 40-year career, Brian has worked on countless projects for some of the largest construction firms in Ohio. He was always called upon for his knowledge and expertise in the field with the ability to solve any problem. He is diligent in quality and efficiency on multiple levels. He was vital in the launching of ToVee, LLC, a subsidiary of Tober Building Company. ToVee, LLC is a commercial modular manufacturing plant that provides affordable housing and many other facets of commercial building. Brian also serves as a General Superintendent for Tober Building Company.
Brian, has helped oversee and was the main driver in hundreds of millions of dollars on projects and has always taken the lead and responsibility for ensuring the safety and profitability of his people and the company.
His wisdom, mentorship and work ethic is admired by all who work with and for him over decades. He enjoys traveling, visiting with his grandchildren and taking time to enjoy the simple things in life.
Aaron has worked in the electrical trade since he was a child. His father is a seasoned 50-year licensed electrician and made it a point to teach, Aaron AC/DC theory at a very young age. Aaron with his dad through high school and immediately jumped into the ABC Apprenticeship program. Graduating in the top 3 of his class and earning an electrical journeyman’s license. From there, Aaron, worked his way up through the electrical trade.
Leaving his hometown of Medina, OH he moved to Charleston, SC, where he worked running crews on notable, ground up, multi-million-dollar projects such as Boeing Flight-Line, Naval Weapons Station 996, MUSC Children’s Hospital.
He currently has 20+ years of electrical experience in residential, commercial, and industrial projects.
He is glad to be back home in the great state of Ohio! Where he enjoys baseball (GO TRIBE!), hockey, and rebuilding his Jeep.
During his 15+ year career, Jamie has spent most of that time in various Architectural offices completing everything from proposal drawings to construction documents using the latest versions of Revit. Two years ago, his specialization in Revit and Architecture brought him to the software side of Light Gauge Steel Framing. In this role, he supported the sales team by giving trainings both on-site & online, and technical support for the software product.
Upon joining Tober Building, he looks forward to using his skills to increase the efficiencies in off-site light gauge construction. In his free time he competitively throws axes.
Lee Tucker joined Tober Building Company in 2020 and serves as Senior Project Manager of Construction. A passionate Builder with over 25 years of experience contributed $350M to the built environment. His construction experience is diverse including Residential, Multi-Family Housing both Affordable and Market Rate, Hospitality, Class A Commercial, Healthcare and Government Projects.
He enjoys preserving historically significant buildings and his projects have won national and state awards including the $120M Book Cadillac Hotel in Detroit, $47M Heinz Lofts in Pittsburg and $60M Standard Building in Cleveland. He holds bachelor degrees in Finance and Business Management from Kent State University.
Throughout his 35+ year career, Scott has worked on numerous commercial construction projects rising through the ranks as a carpenter, foreman and superintendent. As an Army Veteran, he believes in leading by example and knows what it takes to get a project to completion while mentoring and educating his team. In doing so, he gains the respect from all trades, project managers and ownership. Scott’s career has taken him through dozens of projects, with combined contract values into the tens of millions.
His first role at Tober Building Company was to help get the newly created modular construction manufacturing company, ToVee, LLC, off the ground and achieve new ways to complete commercial construction projects and affordable housing.
Kurt has been an Operations Manager over a variety of companies for the past eleven years, and has an accomplished history of strategically enacting, and improving systems and processes to maximize the inner workings of each company. He graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2006 majoring in Illustration. He also went to Cuyahoga Community College for IT Networking Solutions, and Business from 2008-2010. He is an avid musician, artist, and cook who is always trying to create new songs, paintings, pictures, and dishes in his free time.