Company Information

We are a leader in Michigan commercial building for a very simple reason… Our Experience will help you generate the most impact for your budget.

TMN’s experienced partners and staff can help you make decisions BEFORE setting ink to paper that allow you to manage the scale and scope, as well as the design parameters of the project, and thereby set the tone for a successful project right from the start. With the experience we’ve gained on more than 49 commercial building projects in mid-Michigan, allow us to become a trusted partner in your development team.

We can help you BUILD, LEASE and MANAGE any commercial property, taking the day to day headaches off of you and placing them squarely on our team of specialists.

Company Principals

rudy_hirtRudolph A. Hirt, Jr.
President, TMN Builders, Inc.

Rudy’s warm and inviting approach to people tells you a lot about a company like TMN Commercial. Since October 1979, his primary responsibilities have included corporate strategy and the efficient interaction between company sales, construction operations and administration departments. Rudy is involved directly in commercial project land acquisition, land planning, zoning, design, specifications, budgeting and overall construction management. He meets with architects, engineers and government agencies to assist customers in “value engineering” their projects.

Rudy graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management degree from Michigan State University in 1977, is a founding member of the Capital Area Construction Council at Michigan Works! and has served as president and a board member of the Greater Lansing Home Builders Association. He is also a past board member of the Michigan Association of Home Builders and the National Association of Home Builders. He was a founding member of the advisory council of the Housing Education and Research Center at Michigan State University.

Rudy enjoys family, bicycling, backpacking, winter sports, travel, anything that takes him outdoors, and events his two sons are involved in. Make sure you say “Hi” when you see him. He is easy to spot. He is the warm, friendly guy everybody is talking to.

jeff_shapiroJeffrey M. Shapiro
Vice President of Business Development

Everyone knows Jeff. He is a licensed builder and broker with over 25 years of expertise building, leasing and managing properties in mid-Michigan. Jeff has long been a specialist in commercial office design and leasing, as well as land planning and development, and makes a valuable team member assessing the marketability of your property. Jeff is a past president of the Greater Lansing Association of Realtors and was named Realtor of the Year in 2001. No one brings more to the table than Jeff when it comes to helping people find the perfect fit for their commercial building and leasing needs.

Have a cup of coffee with Jeff to discuss your project. It will be time well spent.

ernie_heleskiErnest A. Heleski

Ernie is the guy responsible for the smooth and efficient operation of accounting and administrative functions at TMN Commercial. His easy manner and careful attention to detail make him the perfect person to handle the finances of a multifaceted construction, leasing and property management company. He is also responsible for project administration which includes bidding, cost control, material orders and scheduling of all deliveries for both the commercial and residential divisions. Ernie has been with TMN for more than ten years. He received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Ferris State University and was granted his Michigan CPA in 1989. Ernie enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, fishing and do-it-yourself projects…(you know, the ones that require an easy going personality and attention to detail).

chuck_weaverCharles Weaver
Vice President – Construction

27 years experience with TMN Builders, Inc.

Chuck is the on-site construction project manager. He is responsible for management of day-to-day construction. He ensures quality control and construction code compliance. He is also in charge of scheduling all of the subcontractors that will be working on your project from start to finish.