Level Master Builders
The name Level Master Builders originates from ancient building practices where a “Master Builder” managed and performed all aspects of the construction process. This individual was a complete professional, designer, and tradesman.
This aligns with Level MB’s approach to the construction process as a true, architect driven design build company. One that is reinforced by a combined 50 years’ of experience in commercial construction. Our goal is to ultimately build meaningful relationships, buildings, and communities by laying a strong foundation.
“According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder I have laid the foundation, and another builds on it. But let each one take heed how he builds on it. For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 3:10-11
Mike Twiss, President
Mike, a life-long resident of Troy, studied Architecture at Miami University and the Georgia Institute of Technology. He spent over 20 years in the fast paced environment of retail design and architecture working with national clients such as JoAnn Fabrics, PetSmart, T-Mobile, Honda, Nebraska Furniture Mart and many others. More recently, he worked on various retail, commercial, hospitality and corporate projects in South-West Ohio. From this experience, Mike saw a need to deliver to clients an end-to-end solution. Starting with the conceptual sketch and continuing through the grand opening, Level MB provides true architect driven design-build services.
Mike and his wife, Erin, are the proud parents to four wonderful children. In his spare time, Mike serves as President of Troy Reinvestment Fund (TRF), Vice-President of the Troy Christian School Board and is a Board Member of the Troy Christian Athletic Boosters.
Erin Twiss, Community Relations Manager
Erin received her Bachelor of Arts in Education from Miami University. After devoting the last 18 years to the field of Education, she brings new enthusiasm and passion to help our business focus on our communities, our relationships with others and personal growth. This awareness helps keep us mindful of the things that our business values.
Matt Gray, Vice President
Matt has 20+ years of commercial construction experience specific to the greater Dayton Ohio area. Matt started as a laborer in the field working his way up thru the trades to become a field superintendent, then on to become a project engineer, estimator and project management. Matt’s vast range of commercial construction knowledge has equipped him in working with not only the smaller shops and business owners, but also some of the regions leaders including Premier Health, Fuyao Glass, University of Dayton and GE Aviation.
Matt and his wife Kristen are proud parents to five beautiful children. Matt is a Troy native but currently resides in Pleasant Hill, OH. When they’re not out road-tripping across the US, they are spending time at sporting events, enjoying the outdoors and hanging with friends.
Meredith Lutz, Business Manager
Meredith played a vital role in Level MB’s inception by utilizing her past experience and Communications Degree in Public Relations from Miami University. Her combined experience in PR and as a previous marketing director for another commercial construction company has equipped her in managing the day-to-day office functions including the marketing, insurance, payroll and accounting services.
Meredith and her husband Eric have two children and have been lifelong residents of Troy. Meredith’s hobbies including reading, baking, running and spending time with her family and friends.
Jennifer Trittschuh, Assistant Business Manager
Jennifer joined Level MB with an education in accounting and 17+ years’ experience working in the construction industry. Her experience in preconstruction, accounting, finance, and office management, along with her hyper-focused attention to detail have only added to the depth of the LMB team. Jennifer works closely with Management, Operations, and subcontractors alike, and will certainly be a name that frequents your inbox.
Jennifer & her husband, Matt, live in Arcanum and have 3 young adult children – with the next year bringing a high school graduation, a college graduation and a wedding between their three kids. Outside of the office, Jennifer likes to cook (but not the clean-up), attend sporting events, tackle DIY projects around the house and work in the yard, and is passionate about disability advocacy, awareness and education.
Brenda Allenbaugh, Human Resources Manager
Brenda comes to Level MB with experience in Human Resources, Accounting, Operations, and IT in both a Fortune 500 company and a family owned company. Her experience, along with her degree in Management Information Systems, has enabled her to assist in the company’s growth. She has been at Level MB for four years now and moved from our other two locations in Troy to our new location in the old Troy Daily News Building. In her position as Human Resources Manager, she focuses on our employees and their continued growth within the Company.
Brenda has a married son and daughter-in-law (Eric and Nicole) with two grandchildren – Madeline and Mitchell. In her spare time, she helps with the family farming operation and spoiling the grandchildren.
Joe Weaver, Superintendent
Joe has always had a passion for sharing his experiences and life lessons with the younger generation, with the hope that it would positively effect and support their decision to enter into the trades. He is an experienced Project Superintendent with a history of working in the Healthcare/Education construction industry. Skilled in construction, Joe also excels at working with contractors and project planning. He is an experienced operations professional with a focus in Building, Construction Technology and performance. Passionate about continued education, Joe has several construction and leadership certificates as well as various other training’s obtained along the way. Joe is also an active member of multiple trade advisory committees. He is the proud father of Selene Dream Weaver. Joe enjoys nature and a good challenge; he restored a 1957 Lyman wood boat which he likes to take out to fish and ski.
Casey Driskell, Project Manager/Special Projects
Casey is a graduate of Fairlawn High school and the Ohio State University where he majored in Construction Management. He has almost 10 years of experience in the field of Commercial Construction. Casey and his wife, Julia, along with their son, Reese, reside in Sidney which is also Casey’s hometown. Casey enjoys spending time outdoors, travelling with his family and playing and watching sports.
Kyle Knouff, Special Project Superintendent
Kyle Knouff grew up in Piqua, Ohio. Kyle is a graduate of Upper Valley Career Center where he took carpentry and continued his apprenticeship through ABC to obtain his journeyman. He has 15 years of commercial construction experience with special projects including healthcare and industrial work. He began his career as a laborer and worked his way through trades to become a superintendent. Kyle is married to his high school sweetheart,Olivia, and has three young children: Oakley, Kinslee, and Korbin. Kyle currently lives in Troy, Ohio and enjoys spending time with his family and watching his kids play sports. Also, Kyle enjoys golfing in his free time and traveling to new places with his family.
Stephen Bowser, Superintendent
Stephen is originally from Modesto, California. He began working for a framing contractor right out of high school and has been working in commercial construction ever since. Stephen and his wife, Tricia, reside in Ludlow Falls along with their three children: Eva, Will and Vivian. In his spare time, Stephen enjoys fishing, hunting and vacationing with his family.
Joe Beam, Superintendent
Joe Beam has over 26 years of experience in the construction field, both as a carpenter and superintendent. Originally from Rio Grande, Ohio, Joe and his wife, Susan, have four adult children and five grandchildren. In his free time, Joe enjoys gardening, hunting, fishing and playing golf.
Ryan Stewart, Project Manager
Ryan is an OSU graduate with a degree in Construction Management. He has 20+ years of construction management in the fields of healthcare, education and more. Ryan’s experience in commercial construction has allowed him the opportunity to work with clients such as Premier Health Care, Tri-Health (McCullough-Hyde Hospital), Proctor & Gamble, Miami University, Dayton University, Dayton Port Authority, City of Huber Heights, and many more.
Ryan and his wife Karly reside in Englewood with their three sons: Xavier 23, Austin 20, and Riley 4. Ryan enjoys spending time with his family along with outdoor adventures with his youngest.
Mark Safreed, Estimator/Project Manager
Mark Safreed is a life-long resident of Miami County, graduating from Tippecanoe High School. Mark has over 30 years of experience in commercial and residential construction, including field work, sales, estimating, and project management. He has been working as a project manager/estimator in the commercial construction industry for the past 10 years. Mark and his wife, Melissa, reside in Piqua where they raised their daughters, Meghan and Molly. Mark enjoys spending time with family, golfing, and taking long rides on his motorcycle.
Bill Twiss, Facilities Manager
Bill retired from a lifelong career in sales to take on the role of Facilities Manager for Level MB. A graduate of The College of Wooster, Bill worked in Technology Automation at Honeywell for 28 years. He and his lovely wife, Diane, will celebrate 50 years of marriage in 2022. They have four children and 15 grandchildren. His hobbies include riding his bike and listening to (as well as singing along with) music.
Wes Driskell, Operations Manager
Wes has over 16 years of experience in the field of construction as a project supervisor, personnel manager, and safety manager. He attended Columbus State Community College where he earned his Associate’s Degree in Construction Management. Wes and his wife, Kassidy, reside in Sidney with their four children: Caleigh, Camryn, Olivia and Quincy. In his free time, Wes enjoys trail riding side by sides in Tennessee, hunting, mechanic work, and spending time with his family.
Josh Wall, Estimator
Josh Wall is a graduate of Covington High School where he was also able to take classes at Edison Community College. Josh has been working for Level MB for two years and in that time has proven himself to have excellent potential in the area of estimating, an important part of the process for procuring new work. In his free time, Josh enjoys spending time with his friends and family as well as working on building projects.