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.
CA License #549838
Chief of Construction Operations
Ed has been involved in the construction industry since 1981, and he joined the Tovey/Shultz team in 1995 as a Superintendent. His experience encompasses many different types of construction, including university projects, churches, hospitals, multi-level living spaces, historic renovations, and commercial kitchens. These years and scope of work enable him to train and mentor his team in the field and to skillfully advise clients. Some of his notable projects include the following: the Claremont Colleges, University of Redlands, Harvest Christian Fellowship, California Baptist University and more.
After nearly 40 years in the industry, Ed still has a love and passion for building. He believes we are not just constructing buildings – we are giving people a place to worship, to learn, to find healing, to meet friends, to create a meal for others – what we do goes far beyond building.
Kevin Terry, CCM
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 nearly half a billion dollars in projects. Serving as the CEO of the company, Kevin continues to oversee multimillion-dollar projects from conception to completion in a hands-on team environment, setting the standard in “Building Higher Expectations.”
Projects he has overseen include the following: Scripps College for Women, Anaheim Orange and Lemon Association Packing House, and Leo Carrillo Ranch, all 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.
Ryan Shultz, DBIA, LEED AP
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.
Alex DeLeeuw, MBA
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.
Frances has over 25 years of experience in accounting and finance and has spent the last 20 years with TS. Embracing her lengthy tenure in the industry and applying her experiences achieved through various leadership roles in accounting and finance, she assumed a strategic role in the overall financial management and accounting functions that support TS’ overall growth. Frances drives the company’s financial initiatives, including corporate financial planning, forecasting and analysis, ensuring effective internal controls, strategic and business planning, job costing, risk management, and oversight of legal matters. Additionally, Frances maintains the company’s relationships with banking, surety and insurance agencies.
Frances is an active member of the Construction Financial Management Association (“CFMA”) and thrives on the challenges of the ever-changing construction industry. As a member of the Executive Management Team, she is responsible for building upon strengths and ensuring they coincide with the company’s core values and commitment towards customers, subcontractors, and team members.
Cheryl Petrash, PHR, SHRM-CP
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.
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.
Fred came to TS with many years of project management experience, managing dozens of multi-million dollar projects, with a specialty in hospitals. Some of his more prestigious pre-TS projects include: Project Director for the Pelican Hills Golf Clubhouse, Project Manager for 350 million dollar (700,000 sq. ft.) Kaiser-Downey Hospital, Project Manager for 150 million dollar 12-story Cedars-Sinai ICU/CCU Hospital Tower. Even though these are not TS projects, we embrace his history for the benefit of our clients.
Fred believes that respect garners respect and focuses on fostering relationships, honesty, fairness and giving people the benefit of the doubt. His focus on building trust allows forward movement on projects that would otherwise stall.
Fred is married with three adult sons, whom he enjoys weekly Monday night dinners with. He and his wife enjoy traveling to Central and Northern California as well as Las Vegas. Family time is a top priority, as well as relaxing at home with their two dogs.
Derrick Tovey, CM Lean
Derrick has worked with TS as a project manager for four years and has been in the industry for over 12. He manages commercial construction projects from start to finish, including design assistance, budgeting, scheduling, and building. He is known for his transparency, honesty, and accommodating work ethic, all of which he extends to his team.
Outside of work, Derrick enjoys spending time with his family, surfing, and being in the outdoors.
Senior Project Engineer
Justin is a Senior Project Engineer at TS, where he trains and develops other project engineers to help ensure continuity throughout all projects in the field. He is also the Project Engineer of record on several other projects that TS is currently performing, where he processes all documentation that is necessary for a project from start to finish (submittals, RFI’s, closeouts, change orders, etc). Justin’s clear communication skills, as well as his knowledge of technology and construction, help clients to have a clear understanding of the project status and feel at ease during the project’s lifecycle. Honesty and trustworthiness are two attributes that you will always find when interacting with him. In addition to his work, Justin also loves to play music and currently performs with his band Commotion at various winery venues and weddings in the Temecula/Murrieta area.
As a Project Engineer at TS, Christian supervises projects in the private and public sector, which entails procuring material, coordinating with the project team and troubleshooting problems as they come up on a project. Christian has completed multiple projects for California Baptist University, his alma mater, and has recently completed a ground-up library in Costa Mesa. Christian helps with projects in any shape and form to make sure contractors and the design team accomplish what the client envisions. Problem solving and keeping the project moving are some of his strengths. In his spare time, Christian enjoys playing soccer and walking his dog.
Christian is a Project Engineer at TS, where he helps to procure contract documents, including submittals, RFI’s, closeouts, change orders, etc. Christian started with TS as an intern in the Estimating Department where he furthered his pre-construction knowledge. Christian completed his bachelor’s degree in Construction Management at California Baptist University. Upon completion of his degree, he began his work as a full time Project Engineer for TS. Christian is a team player and enjoys working with others.
Christian in newly married and living in Chino. When he is not working, Christian enjoys surfing, mountain biking, golfing, hanging out with friends, and spending time with his wife and dog.
Aidan McCrae Kelly
Aidan is a Project Engineer at TS, where he coordinates and is heavily involved in the documents and personnel management of jobsites. Aidan is a recent graduate of California Baptist University and is currently working on the Aliso Viejo Ranch Project, which includes a Historical Remodel and an Aquaponics Garden.
Outside of work, Aidan has been in the United States Marine Corps for five years, where he is a Firepower Control Team Chief. Aidan enjoys surfing, golfing and fishing and is from Thousand Oaks, CA but currently lives in Irvine.