Tovey/Shultz Construction, Inc. was founded in 1988 by Steve Tovey and Randy Shultz. Together they brought over 30 years of hands-on commercial and industrial construction experience to the company, growing it into a well-established and trusted entity in the communities it serves.
In 2014, long-time employees Ed Deleeuw and Kevin Terry took over ownership of Tovey/Shultz. In the short time since then, the business has continued to grow due to the high standards of quality and integrity set forth by its founders. Because of their years of experience in all aspects of construction, from project supervision, management, and estimating positions, Ed and Kevin bring a builder mentality to the company rather than merely that of construction management. This allows us to better assist you in evaluating costs – whether it be with different types of construction, constructability issues, suggesting different types of materials for the look you desire, or saving you time by knowing the most efficient construction methods. Our goal is to help you achieve your goal in the most cost-efficient and seamless way possible.
We have always believed that the best compliment to any business is repeat business. We pride ourselves in being a valued team member and putting the needs of the client first.
Thank you for considering Tovey/Shultz Construction, Inc. for your next project.
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Chief of Construction Operations
Ed joined Tovey/Shultz in 1995 as a Superintendent. Ed specializes in commercial kitchen construction and projects in higher education. In his 20+ years with TS, he has managed many successful projects, including The Claremont Colleges, University of Redlands, Harvest Christian Fellowship, Cal Baptist University and more. In addition to these, he has constructed several OSHPD projects. Ed prides himself on having experience in a variety of contracting positions, enabling him to train employees and advise customers on projects.
Chief Executive Officer
Kevin has served in the construction industry since 1977, joining Tovey/Shultz in 1998. Over the course of his career, he has managed over $300,000,000 in projects. Serving as the CEO of the company, Kevin continues to oversee multimillion-dollar projects from conception to completion with a hands-on team environment, setting the standard in “Building Higher Expectations.”
Projects he has overseen include the following: Scripps College for Women and Anaheim Orange and Lemon Association Packing House, both listed on the National Register of Historic Places; the University of LaVerne Arts and Communication Center and Pomona Colleges Bridges Hall of Music, both honored by the Pasadena and Foothill Chapter of the American Institute of Architects; and the San Jacinto Animal Shelter, awarded the Merit award for Public/Civic Design by the Concrete and Masonry Association. Kevin was also honored with the 2014 Builder of the Year Award from the Bell Tower Society of California Baptist University.
As Senior Estimator, Ryan provides cost estimating services for design-build, hard bid, and negotiated construction projects throughout Southern California. With over 10 years of experience, Ryan’s background includes a strong work history in construction execution, coordination, and building management — allowing him a strategic approach to estimating, as well as ongoing relationships with key subcontractors. He also manages the bidding of select projects, leading value engineering efforts, and managing constructability review.
Ryan has estimated, planned, bid, and led proposal efforts for projects in several industry sectors, including higher education, historical renovations, occupied remodel, TI’s, public and private-funded projects. His background also includes LEED AP status, and he recently added DBIA certification to his portfolio. He recently provided Design Build estimating services for Real Journey Charter School, which accomplished converting an abandoned big box building into a new Charter School campus.
When he’s not at Tovey/Shultz, Ryan and his family enjoy traveling, camping, attending local concerts, and doing outdoor activities with his three children.
In her role as Estimating Administrator, Audrey assists in the estimating efforts for design build, competitive, and negotiated construction projects throughout Southern California. Working closely with the estimating team, Audrey handles all bidding communication and has the pleasure of interacting with subcontractors on a daily basis.
Audrey’s background includes over four years’ experience in the construction industry, and she is currently working towards a Professional Certificate in Construction Estimating through San Diego State University. Her dedication and desire for growth make her a valued member of the TS team.
Outside of work, Audrey enjoys traveling with her husband, exploring the outdoors, playing board games with friends, and spending time with family.
Director of Estimating
Alex DeLeeuw is the Director of Estimating and handles business development for Tovey/Shultz. He collaborates with owners, architects, subcontractors, and project stakeholders to successfully plan and execute construction projects on time and within budget. With over 10 years of business management experience, he has developed strong working relationships with multiple repeat clients, delivering exceptional service and upholding TS core values for positive construction experiences.
Alex holds two bachelors’ degrees from Cal Poly Pomona and an MBA from California Baptist University. In his free time, Alex enjoys traveling with his wife, having outdoor adventures, and watching his favorite sports teams.
Director of Human Resources
Cheryl has been a member of the TS leadership team since June 2015. She brings with her more than 20+ years of progressive and accomplished experience in Human Resources management roles from a variety of high performance national and global companies. Cheryl focuses on people policies that allow her to provide the leadership, management and vision necessary to ensure that TS has the proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, and people systems in place to effectively grow and sustain our organization. Cheryl earned a BA Degree in English Literature from California State University, Fullerton as well as an MBA in Organizational Development from Chapman University. Holding her HRCI PHR certification since 2003 and her SHRM-CP certification since 2015, Cheryl makes her home in Murrieta with her husband of 20 years and two sons.
Since joining TS in 2016, Theresa has been delivering outstanding customer service every day. As TS’s Office Manager, Theresa is responsible for all office procedures and uses her organizational skills to ensure smooth operations in a busy work environment. She regularly finds herself drawing on her entrepreneurial skills and her previous experience in administrative support and project management. Prior to joining the TS team, she held various administrative and project management roles within the construction industry, and she thrives within the training culture that TS provides. In the ever-challenging environment of construction, it’s refreshing to be a part of a team that believes in “One Team, One Goal.”
Theresa resides in Murrieta, California with her husband Doug. Together they have seven children and twelve grandchildren.
Senior Project Accountant
Janet came to TS with over 16 years of experience working in construction. She’s done almost everything involved in the administrative side of construction, including roles in project management, payroll, certified payroll, estimating, billing, and accounting. As Senior Project Accountant, Janet works to get our subcontractors paid, processing progress payments and owner billings. She is very knowledgeable in prevailing wage requirements, including DIR and Davis-Bacon regulations. This knowledge of complex systems combined with her vibrant personality and care for others make her invaluable to the TS team. Her education includes a Certificate of Completion in Accounting from Miramar College.
Outside of work, Janet spends a lot of time with her family and two children.
Jeff came to TS over seven years ago with over 25 years of industry field experience. He was a union carpenter for ten years and a general contractor for 15 years. Jeff spent four years at TS as a superintendent and then became a project manager three years ago. Jeff has been responsible for some of our toughest time crunch jobs, always making sure that things get done on time and within budget for the scope of the project. Everyone who works with him would speak to his honesty, integrity, and straightforward manner.
Jeff has been married for over 27 years and has four children and three grandchildren. In his time away from TS, he loves to hike with his dog, Buddy, and has climbed all of the major California peaks.
Noel is originally from the Midwest and was originally brought to Southern California when he joined the United States Marine Corps. After four years of active duty as a Marine Corps Engineer, Noel completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix and began working towards construction management. Noel’s service in the United States Marine Corps laid the foundation for this field, especially in the areas of organization, work ethic, and problem solving. After his initial introduction to construction in Alabama in 2010, Noel brought his family back to the area in 2014 to join TS.
Noel lives in Murrieta with his wife and three sons and regularly enjoys bringing his dad jokes into the office.
Peter has over 25 years of experience in the construction industry, and he uses this experience to develop a project from start to finish. As a former framer, finish carpenter, and all-around builder, Peter understands what needs to get done in the field. His focus has shifted to project management over the past 12 years, developing the following skills: controlling budgets in the millions, negotiating contracts, and regulating daily communication with clients and contractors to ensure project success. Peter’s strength is communication, bringing everyone together on a project and providing a communicative work environment.
In his off time, Peter enjoys golfing, fishing, and spending time with his wife of 22 years, Melissa, and their four children. He is also a musician, performing regularly throughout the Temecula Wine Country.