Jon Nissen was born and raised in Toledo and graduated from Start High School.  He grew up playing baseball and spent many summers working as a first mate on “Easy Catch Charter Boat”.  In Jon’s free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Cheryl, their 2 daughters, Hunter and Ashland and their dogs .  He is a dedicated fan of the Detroit Lions, Detroit Tigers and loves watching Michigan Football.  Jon has been in the construction business for over 20 years. He started his career as a salesman with a national lumber company. This allowed him to learn all aspects of building and work hands-on with many Toledo-area builders. Jon decided to leave sales to pursue his dream of building homes. He has apprenticed under the best carpenters, framers, window installers, roofers and general contractors over the last five years. Jon effortlessly combines his knowledge of quality construction with your desire for a unique & custom home. He takes pride in his craftsmanship, and all of the contractors on-site work as a team to ensure every single detail is exactly as you envisioned.  Contact Jon to discuss your building needs at Jon@WoodlandCustomHomes.com

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“Project Superintendent”

 Joe Tafelski

Joe Tafelski was born and raised in Toledo and is an alumni of St John’s Jesuit Titans.  He continued his education at the Ohio University and the University of Toledo.  He has spent the last 28 years in the construction industry, 25 of those years he was a master carpenter and the last 3 years as a project manager for Woodland Custom Home Builders.  His passions include golfing, hunting, fishing and also he enjoys making people happy!  Working for Woodland has helped him achieve the latter of his passions by working with each customer directly throughout the process of the home building process.  You will hear Joe say often, “Nothing beats the sense of happiness from helping people”  He loves to assist in helping someone realize their biggest goals in life of building a high quality house, no matter what the price range.  Contact Joe Tafelski at Joe@WoodlandCustomHomes.com

“Office Manager”

 Andrea Christian

Andrea Christian is a native of Jerry City, OH and graduated from Elmwood where she participated in softball.  She was part of the Varsity softball team in 2000 when they made it to the Regional Championship.  Her husband, Kacy Christian graduated from Cardinal Stritch in 2000, he was involved in Football, Basketball and Baseball.  He continued his career with baseball into college and was the Varsity Assistant Coach at St. John’s Jesuit for 6 years.  Andrea and Kacy have been married for 4 years and have 3 children, Allyie, Kashton and Knox.

Andrea brings over 18 years of knowledge in the real estate industry.  She started her career back in 2000 as a mortgage processor and loan originator at a local mortgage company and then continued into the title business for the last 8 years.  Her extensive background is very helpful in the daily routines of the construction business.  She manages Woodland Custom Home Builders office and continues to strive for excellence with the customers and establishes great customer service and building relations with everyone she meets.  Contact Andrea Christian at Andrea@WoodlandCustomHomes.com

“Project Coordinator”

 Tracey Sehnert

Tracey Sehnert is a native of Waterville, Ohio and a proud graduate of Anthony Wayne High School.  After graduating, he furthered his education at Bowling Green State University majoring in Business Management.  Upon completing college, he worked for a large national building material supplier for 20 years as an outside salesman.  He has learned from some of the top builders in the Toledo area.  After leaving the sales sector, he continued his work experience in the construction industry with a large homebuilder and learned the residential building side of the business. Tracey joined our team as a coordinator, he was excited because the opportunity to work for Jon was too good to pass up as he knows the type of quality individual he is as well as the quality of product that Woodland builds.  Tracy is the proud father of a 19 year old daughter, Abbey who attends BGSU and his 17 year old son, Keegan is a senior at Anthony Wayne High School.  In his free time he enjoys playing tennis and lounging around the pool as well as many other outdoor activities. Contact Tracey Sehnert at Tracey@woodlandcustomhomes.com



“Home Warranty Coordinator”

 Jim Overmyer

Jim Overmyer was born in Whitehouse, Ohio raised on a small farm in Neapolis, Ohio area. He attended High School in Grand Rapids and 2 years at Toledo University in Mechanical Engineering.  Jim was drafted in 1968 by the U.S. Army, serving 1 year in Viet Nam, MOS machinist operator.  After returning home he married the love of his life, Brenda and they raised 4 children, 2 boys and 2 girls and now have 11 grandchildren.  He started working in the carpenter trade at 12 years old by his dad’s side as an apprentice better known as a “gofer”.  He was the owner and operator of a small construction business the past 18 years building commercial and residential structures. He has now joined Woodland Custom Homes and enjoys working with his hands in helping homeowners in achieving their dream home to raise their family. He also serves in his home town in Jerry City as Zoning Commissioner and board trustee member at PHC in Portage, OH. His passion for the outdoors including bow hunting, fishing and riding his Harley Davison just having the wind in his face. He has 28 years mentoring boys in the Royal Ranger Ministry at his Church, which involves teaching them survival skills, tool-craft, rope-craft and cooking skills to prepare them for life’s adventure.


Josh Maynard

Josh Maynard is from Temperance, Michigan and he attended and graduated from Bedford Senior High School and there he met his high school sweetheart, Ashland. Throughout Josh’s junior and senior year of high school he worked at a drag racetrack where he gained interest in cars. He attended the University of Northwestern Ohio and received an associates in the Applied Science of Agricultural Equipment technology and an associates in the Applied Sciences of Diesel technology . Having worked for Jon for a short period of time one summer, Josh gained interest in the construction business and he has now began a career working with Woodland Custom Homes. Josh is enjoying learning about the construction business.  



“Jon Nissen and Woodland Custom Homes were phenomenal! He’s very easy to work with and truly cares about your vision. The fact that he gives you time with an Interior Decorator, included in his home building process, is amazing. Jon and his supervisors are constantly in touch with you and giving you updates on the home’s progress. I have nothing but great things to say about him and his product.
Another great thing about Jon is his relationship with The Warren Group of Danberry Realtors. My wife and I stumbled across one of Jon’s homes and met with Josh Junkins (Warren Group) during an open house. Josh’s ability to help guide you in the right direction, without being pushy, was a big relief in our home buying/building adventure.
One of the greatest things I’ve come to find out about Jon and the Warren Group, is that they treat your business personal. It is their mission to make sure you are completely happy at all times. They make themselves available at all times and respond in a quick manner. They treat you as family and I find that incredibly rare in business owners in the current world. For this reason alone, they’ve found a customer for life in me. If I’m ever in the market for another home I know it will be an easy process because I’ll call Josh, Jon and Kevin up again in a heartbeat. Thank you all so very much!”


“My wife and I had the pleasure of building
our home with Jon Nissen in 2016. Jon made the process extremely enjoyable and exciting. He was always available to speak with and attentive to every detail along the way. Jon made sure each request and desire was outlined carefully ahead of time. At each point along the way he checked in to make sure we were happy with every outcome. My wife had quite a few requests with regard to her kitchen and Jon made sure her dreams came true!
Jon and his crew provide intricacies in the design of a home that most builders would consider “extras”. However, in all of Jon’s homes, these features seem to be his standard! We constantly receive compliments from friends and families on the “extras” throughout the house.
If I could describe Jon in one word it would be genuine. From the moment you meet him, you will completely understand. What you see is what you get. He displays integrity, reliability, and honesty, all of the characteristics you would want in a builder. My wife and I now consider Jon and his wife our friends. If we ever decide we have outgrown our beautiful home, we will definitely be building with him again. We highly endorse and recommend Jon when it comes to choosing a builder!”


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