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 Manager, Bill leverages his diverse commercial construction background, which includes field work, project supervision, marketing communications (MarCom) support and commercial real estate services. After spending significant time in the filed, Bill was recently elevated from Project Engineer to Project Manager. 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.