Employees

TJ Vilkanskas

President - Project Manager

 tj@back9development.com
 785.236.0161

TJ moved to Manhattan at a young age and the community has been home ever since. A graduate of Kansas State University with a degree in Business Management, TJ learned the development and construction world from his clients while serving as a commercial loan officer in Kansas City and Manhattan. He started Back 9 in 2012 with a firm belief every project be built in a manner that company associates are proud to show off to their family and friends. TJ has worked hard to create a transparent experience for Back 9's clients that places an emphasis on quality construction and fast response times.

TJ is married to Lori and they are the proud parents of 4 children, Kaitlyn, Davis, Vivian, and Lillian. If you can't find him on a job-site or in the office check his driveway where he's probably shooting baskets with the kids.

TJ moved to Manhattan at a young age and the community has been home ever since. A graduate of Kansas State University with a degree in Business Management, TJ learned the development and construction world from his clients while serving as a commercial loan officer in Kansas City and Manhattan. He started Back 9 in 2012 with a firm belief every project be built in a manner that company associates are proud to show off to their family and friends. TJ has worked hard to create a transparent experience for Back 9's clients that places an emphasis on quality construction and fast response times.

TJ is married to Lori and they are the proud parents of 4 children, Kaitlyn, Davis, Vivian, and Lillian. If you can't find him on a job-site or in the office check his driveway where he's probably shooting baskets with the kids.

Scott Woods

Project Manager

 scott@back9development.com
 (785) 341.4801

Scott has been around construction his entire life. From an early age he spent time learning from his grandpa who owned Manhattan Trenching, a concrete/utility contractor. After graduating from Manhattan Area Technical College in Building Trades he worked as a carpenter/field engineer at BHS Construction where he learned the ropes first hand from one of Manhattan's most respected commercial contractors.

Scott started at Back 9 as a Field Engineer and has since progressed within the company to his current role as Project Manager. Scott is an avid golfer and hunter. He enjoys spending his free time with family and friends.

Scott has been around construction his entire life. From an early age he spent time learning from his grandpa who owned Manhattan Trenching, a concrete/utility contractor. After graduating from Manhattan Area Technical College in Building Trades he worked as a carpenter/field engineer at BHS Construction where he learned the ropes first hand from one of Manhattan's most respected commercial contractors.

Scott started at Back 9 as a Field Engineer and has since progressed within the company to his current role as Project Manager. Scott is an avid golfer and hunter. He enjoys spending his free time with family and friends.

Bret Fehr

Field Engineer

 bret@back9development.com
 (785) 410.7448

Bret is a native of Manhattan, KS. He graduated Manhattan High School with All-American honors for baseball. He was a collegiate baseball player while earning his undergraduate degree in Business Marketing from Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville. Bret has a vast array of skills and is driven to be part of a team focussed on enhancing his hometown.

In his free time Bret enjoys waterfowl hunting, fishing and spending time with family and friends.

Bret is a native of Manhattan, KS. He graduated Manhattan High School with All-American honors for baseball. He was a collegiate baseball player while earning his undergraduate degree in Business Marketing from Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville. Bret has a vast array of skills and is driven to be part of a team focussed on enhancing his hometown.

In his free time Bret enjoys waterfowl hunting, fishing and spending time with family and friends.

Lori Vilkanskas

Business Manager - Realtor

 lori@back9development.com
 (785) 236-0164

Lori was raised on a farm near Wichita, KS. She was one of six children, all of which attended Kansas State University. The Gruenbacher family was named Kansas State family of the year in 2001. Lori graduated with a degree in Milling Science and has gone on to work for companies such as General Mills, Quaker Oats, Pepsi, and Continental Mills. She has used her experience in supply chain to help design efficient systems at Back 9 to better aid their clients. Lori is a licensed real estate agent with Rockhill Real Estate Group.

Lori is married to TJ and they are the proud parents of 4 children, Kaitlyn, Davis, Vivian, and Lillian. There is nothing Lori enjoys more than spending time with her family, friends, and helping her clients find the perfect home or building site.

Lori was raised on a farm near Wichita, KS. She was one of six children, all of which attended Kansas State University. The Gruenbacher family was named Kansas State family of the year in 2001. Lori graduated with a degree in Milling Science and has gone on to work for companies such as General Mills, Quaker Oats, Pepsi, and Continental Mills. She has used her experience in supply chain to help design efficient systems at Back 9 to better aid their clients. Lori is a licensed real estate agent with Rockhill Real Estate Group.

Lori is married to TJ and they are the proud parents of 4 children, Kaitlyn, Davis, Vivian, and Lillian. There is nothing Lori enjoys more than spending time with her family, friends, and helping her clients find the perfect home or building site.