Project Management Teams


The Team Concept

Our experienced and knowledgeable project managers are supported by capable and efficient staff, and flourish in a team environment. Each project is handled beginning to end by an assigned team, consisting of a Project Manager, Bid Administrator and Project Assistant. Our clients’ needs are of the utmost importance to us and are addressed promptly by contacting any member of their team. We are able to assist our clients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Estimate, qualify and buyout projects; oversee superintendent and manage day to day progress to ensure timely completion; maintain excellent client, landlord, building department and subcontractor relations; ensure project is completed within budget and on-time; look for opportunities for cost savings to client; expeditiously complete close out requirements and warranty items.

Procure quality bids, verify cost and availability of specified materials; research building department and landlord rules and requirements; pull permits; ensure timely start up of projects.

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Process subcontracts, purchase orders, change orders; assist Project Manager in daily tasks and help resolve issues; maintain close communication during Project Manager travel.

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Chris Paynter

Vice President of Construction / Project Manager

Ron Strange

Senior Project Manager

Bill Leeka

Senior Project Manager

Will Gentry

Project Manager

Shawn Koch

Project Manager

CHRIS S. PAYNTER - Project Manager for TDS Construction for over 10 years, promoted to Vice President of Construction in 2020, Chris came to us with 20+ years of experience in retail and commercial construction. He started his professional career as a licensed electrician in the Northeast and successfully managed several crews on numerous commercial and industrial projects. Chris has advanced in the construction industry from lead foreman to supervisor, to project manager, to Vice President of Construction, excelling on every project and demonstrating leadership qualities.

As a Project Manager, Chris is currently working with or has completed quality projects for:

BJ's Wholesale Club  |  Guitar Center   |   Best Buy/Best Buy Mobile  |  Lush Cosmetics |  Carter's & OshKosh   |   Guess  |  Walmart / Sam's Club   |  Oakley   |   Music & Arts   | J.Jill

Prior to joining TDS Construction, Chris completed projects for a wide variety of clients which include:

Advantis Property Management   |  Perfumania   |  CVS Pharmacy   |  Ross Dress for Less  |   Hallmark  |  Scottrade  |   H&R Block   |  Sun Trust   |   Office Depot   |   World's Gym

As Vice President of Construction, Chris oversees and collaborates with all Project Managers at TDS Construction in a supervisory role, reviewing all bid submissions, advises superintendent assignments and contract and bid executions. 

RON E. STRANGE - Project Manager for TDS Construction for over 25 years, over 40 years experience in construction of retail stores nationwide, performing every aspect of construction, including estimating, bidding, obtaining permits, awarding of contracts, supervision, working with subcontractors on a professional basis, implementation of safety procedures, scheduling and coordination of the entire project from start up to completion.

A few of the clients Ron has completed quality projects for include:

Beall's Inc.   |   J.Jill Acquisitions, LLC  |  Jewelry Repair Enterprises, Inc.  |   Yankee Candle Company   |   Bond and Company Jewelers, Inc.   |   Luxottica   |   CB Richard Ellis/Sprint   |   Jeffery R. Anderson Real Estate   |   H.L. Libby Corporation   |   Empire Beauty Schools  |  Asics (Asset Strategies Group)

Served as Vice President of TDS Construction Services, Inc. for a period of five years; experienced in all areas of trim carpentry for retail stores.

Prior to becoming a project manager for TDS Construction, worked as a project superintendent for a Kentucky based construction firm specializing in site planning survey for development of custom homes on golf courses and for the construction of custom homes from start up to completion. 

WILLIAM (BILL) E. LEEKA - Project Manager for TDS Construction for over 10 years, Bill has over 35 years of retail and commercial construction experience. Starting in 1978 as a laborer, Bill has moved up from the field to Foreman, Supervisor, and on to Project Manager proving his dedication to the industry. He has completed projects from 1,000 to 100,000 square feet. These projects include retail build-outs and high rise commercial projects which require extensive knowledge of day to day operations in the field and a consistent flow of communication.

As Project Manager for TDS Construction, Bill is currently working with or has completed quality projects for:

Aldi  |  Target   |  White House Black Market  |  Toys ‘R’ Us   |  Soma   |  Stein Mart   |   Kenneth Cole   |  JC Penney’s  |  Chico’s   |  Burlington Coat Factory   |   Men’s Wearhouse   |  CVS   | Hollister   |  Luxottica   |  Crabtree & Evelyn   |  RGLA   |   Ghirardelli  |  Vans  |  H & M A/X Armani Exchange   |   IHOP (Sunshine Restaurant Partners)  |  Sterling Jewelers (Kay Jewelers, Jared’s Boutique)

Prior to joining TDS Construction, Bill completed projects for a wide variety of clients which include:

Wal-Mart  |   Office Max   |  Claire’s   |   Afaze   |   Bakers Shoes   |  Stride Rite   |  Zales Wizards of the Coast   |   Sunglass Hut   |   Swatch   |  JC Penney’s  |  Price Waterhouse
Scrubs   |  Vitamin World

WILLIAM (WILL) K. GENTRY – Project Manager for TDS Construction for over 5 years, Will has over 15 years of hands on experience in all aspects of retail construction, from site work to fixturing, to supervision. He has completed a wide variety of commercial projects and retail stores, ranging in size from 500 square feet to 200,000 square feet. Starting with TDS Construction as a superintendent in 2003, Will has always been a team player, learning and understanding the necessary scheduling, communication, and quality needs of TDS Construction’s most demanding clients. He earned the respect of clients and peers alike which aided in his advancement to the Project Manager position.

As a Project Manager for TDS Construction, Will is currently working with or has completed quality projects for:

Banfield Pet Hospitals  |  AT&T/Cellular World  |  South Moon Under 
|     Verizon/Cellular Sales  |  Kirklands  |  Sembler  |  Chico’s  |  Lane Bryant  |  Soma Catherine’s  |  White House Black Market  |  Eddie Bauer  |  Boston Proper  |  Shoe Carnival  |  Food Lion  |  BJ’s Wholesale Club  |  Shapes Fitness  |  For Eyes

As a superintendent, Will completed projects for:

Beall’s Outlet  |  Kenneth Cole  |  Babies R Us  |  Lush Cosmetics  |  Best Buy/Best Buy Mobile  |  Marshall’s  |  Burlington Coat Factory  |  Swim ‘n Sport  |  Chico’s  |  WalMart/Sam’s Club  |  Family Dollar  |  White House Black Market  |  Fast Fix Jewelry Repair

SHAWN M. KOCH – Project Manager for TDS Construction, Shawn came to us with over 20+ years experience ranging from design concepts, site development, budgeting, bidding to contract execution, in addition to managing all phases of commercial construction projects from creating subcontractor scopes, pre-construction to project close out. Proven record of success at managing and overseeing complex and time sensitive projects on schedule, budget, and safely including running multiple commercial projects within same development simultaneously.

As a Project Manager for TDS Construction, Shawn is currently working with or has completed quality projects for:

Bassett Furniture  |  Brixmor Property Group  |  Burlington  |  RCG Ventures  |   Five Below

Prior to joining TDS Construction, Shawn completed projects for:

CVS Pharmacy  |  Esplanade Corporate Campus  |  Home Depot  |  Shoppes of Eastwood Plaza  |  Walgreens  |  Randal Road Retail Center  |  Godiva Chocolate  | Route 47 Retail and Restaurant  |  Taco YOLO  |  Ashley Furniture  |  National City Bank  |  Harlem Furniture  |  Beef O Brady’s  |  Crazy Bowls and Wraps  |  Black Rock Bar and Grille  |  Brass Tap Restaurant  |  Randal Roadhouse  

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