Employees

Don Howser

Owner

Don is the founder and owner of Timber Ridge Builders. He is responsible for property development, building design and the operational function of TRB. Since founding, TRB has built over 800 homes in places ranging from Jackson, MS to Ft. Leonard Wood, MO. Most recently, TRB has begun both developing and building in Columbia, MO. In the past, Don has been the owner and president of numerous companies, including an Inc 500 technology company and a Missouri Special Olympics business of the year. He has years of technical sales experience, culminating in a national sales and marketing management position. Don grew up in central Missouri and he is a former officer in the U.S. Airforce and holds an M.B.A. and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. When he is not running Timber Ridge, Don can be found boating with his wife and children or playing some golf and reading.

Don is the founder and owner of Timber Ridge Builders. He is responsible for property development, building design and the operational function of TRB. Since founding, TRB has built over 800 homes in places ranging from Jackson, MS to Ft. Leonard Wood, MO. Most recently, TRB has begun both developing and building in Columbia, MO. In the past, Don has been the owner and president of numerous companies, including an Inc 500 technology company and a Missouri Special Olympics business of the year. He has years of technical sales experience, culminating in a national sales and marketing management position. Don grew up in central Missouri and he is a former officer in the U.S. Airforce and holds an M.B.A. and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. When he is not running Timber Ridge, Don can be found boating with his wife and children or playing some golf and reading.

Chris Diehls

Director of Finance

Chris practiced over a decade in public accounting with a large regional firm where he served as Partner. His focus and specialization were in the areas of individual and corporate taxation with a focus on the real estate industry and entrepreneurial services. Upon retiring his license, he joined a group of entrepreneurs as the Director of Finance of Timber Ridge Builders, Inc. Over the next 15 years, this group has developed, built, and sold over 800 single-family and multi-family units and has invested in numerous real estate projects across the mid-west. With roots solidly planted in Mid-Missouri, a degree in Accountancy from the University of Missouri and a 100 years of family history of agriculture in the area, Chris is firmly, actively and excitedly pursuing additional real estate opportunities.

Chris practiced over a decade in public accounting with a large regional firm where he served as Partner. His focus and specialization were in the areas of individual and corporate taxation with a focus on the real estate industry and entrepreneurial services. Upon retiring his license, he joined a group of entrepreneurs as the Director of Finance of Timber Ridge Builders, Inc. Over the next 15 years, this group has developed, built, and sold over 800 single-family and multi-family units and has invested in numerous real estate projects across the mid-west. With roots solidly planted in Mid-Missouri, a degree in Accountancy from the University of Missouri and a 100 years of family history of agriculture in the area, Chris is firmly, actively and excitedly pursuing additional real estate opportunities.

Darryl Akery

Field Superintendent

Darryl is TRB's Field Superintendent in the Ft. Leonard Wood area. He has overseen the development and construction of 5 subdivisions and over 500 homes for us. He is a U.S. Marine Corp veteran and traveled the world as a merchant marine before returning to construction. He is a husband and father of four, who spends his time raising honey bees, shooting, and repairing anything he can get his hands on!

Darryl is TRB's Field Superintendent in the Ft. Leonard Wood area. He has overseen the development and construction of 5 subdivisions and over 500 homes for us. He is a U.S. Marine Corp veteran and traveled the world as a merchant marine before returning to construction. He is a husband and father of four, who spends his time raising honey bees, shooting, and repairing anything he can get his hands on!

Ray Yoder

Field Superintendent

Ray is TRB's field superintendent in the Columbia area. He has over 30 years of experience in the construction industry, with 18 years being a home builder. Prior to joining our team Ray has owned a family-run framing company and owned a start to finish construction company. Ray has been a very valuable asset to our team and he values customer satisfaction and quality of work above all else. Ray would consider himself to be an outdoor enthusiast and his favorite outdoor activities are hunting and fishing. On nice days Ray also enjoys taking joyrides on his motorcycle.

Ray is TRB's field superintendent in the Columbia area. He has over 30 years of experience in the construction industry, with 18 years being a home builder. Prior to joining our team Ray has owned a family-run framing company and owned a start to finish construction company. Ray has been a very valuable asset to our team and he values customer satisfaction and quality of work above all else. Ray would consider himself to be an outdoor enthusiast and his favorite outdoor activities are hunting and fishing. On nice days Ray also enjoys taking joyrides on his motorcycle.

Tina Price

Administrator/Accountant

Tina has been with our team since 2014 where she has served as an accountant and an administrator. At Timber Ridge Builders she is responsible for accounting and all office duties. She received her master's degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting from Columbia College. Prior to Timber Ridge Builders, Tina was the senior accountant at Family Health Center for ten years. In Tina's free time she enjoys riding motorcycles with her husband and family vacations to the beach.

Tina has been with our team since 2014 where she has served as an accountant and an administrator. At Timber Ridge Builders she is responsible for accounting and all office duties. She received her master's degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting from Columbia College. Prior to Timber Ridge Builders, Tina was the senior accountant at Family Health Center for ten years. In Tina's free time she enjoys riding motorcycles with her husband and family vacations to the beach.

Reid Wilson

Marketing Intern

Reid is currently enrolled at Truman State University and is pursing a degree in business administration. As an intern he has engaged in marketing, strategic communications, development of our website, construction management, and business activities. Reid is apart of the Truman state baseball team and in his free time he enjoys fishing.

Reid is currently enrolled at Truman State University and is pursing a degree in business administration. As an intern he has engaged in marketing, strategic communications, development of our website, construction management, and business activities. Reid is apart of the Truman state baseball team and in his free time he enjoys fishing.