About Us




Based in the expansive range of the Flint Hills, Back Nine Development is a custom homebuilder and land developer specializing in the elite that the Manhattan, Kansas area has to offer. Be it the luxury patio home or multi-acre estate, Back Nine Development design team is ready to build the home that matches the lifestyle you desire.


At Back Nine Development, our build team is focused on only the best in subcontractors, suppliers, and designers, delivering homes built with precision and quality materials.


Our focus on quality is the key to designing and building a home to match your lifestyle.



I was very blessed in my life to have traveled the country playing golf tournaments at a young age. During those travels, I quickly learned how beautiful and unique the homes around many of those golf courses were. It left a huge impression on me and fueled my desire to bring that same kind of style, uniqueness, and quality to my hometown of Manhattan, KS. I take great pride in the subcontractors, materials, and attention to detail of all my homes. When someone walks through any of my homes, I expect them to know right away that it was a Back Nine Development home and it is my hope that my custom home clients take great pride in that fact also.

TJ Vilkanskas (Owner), his wife, Lori, his daughter, Kaitlyn, and his son, Davis.

TJ Vilkanskas (Owner), his wife, Lori, his daughter, Kaitlyn, and his son, Davis.


I run my business based on strong communication. In the construction world, a project goes well or poorly almost entirely on communication. It is my objective to communicate the ever changing schedule, product selections, and budget with my custom home clients on a regular basis while giving them access to the same software I use to communicate with my subcontractors.



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