David Kidd is the managing partner of Ohio Vedic Homes, LLC. Since 2006, his responsibilities have included management of the development company, the lake property, and sales of lots.
Kidd co-founded the non-profit Transcendental Meditation (TM) Center in Canton in 1974. His activities have included 42 years of traveling and teaching the TM Program for Stress Management throughout Ohio. The USA TM organizationand its affiliated organizations have been largely responsible for introducing Vastu architecture into both residential and commercial building projects throughout North America in the last three decades.
A Canton native, Kidd is best known across Ohio as the “Treeman.” Founder of the American Free Tree Program in 1989, Kidd started community volunteer projects in 86 of Ohio’s 88 counties that planted over 9 million tree seedlings, and then spread his project to other states bringing his total trees planted to 12 million trees. At its peak, his ‘free tree’ program in Ohio involved over 1500 community groups and schools and over 1.5 million student and adult volunteers.
Kidd is author of Growing America: The Story of a Grassroots Activist. Kidd’s book offers a handbook for all community activists and volunteers. In it he prescribes his approach of pro-activism instead of re-activism.
Kidd’s educational background includes a BBA in Finance from Kent State University and has completed work towards a Masters Degree from Atlantic University. His past business background includes the syndication and management of more than a score of partnerships in real estate and oil and gas. He has also started several non-profit organizations, including the Vegetarian Club of Canton in 1986 and Wildlife Habitat Conservancy, an Ohio land trust, in 2006, and travels to lecture on taking responsibility for the environment.
A veteran of the U.S. Army, Kidd served 2-tours (19-months) in Vietnam. Kidd is the father of three daughters.
Ederer Construction, Inc. (ECI) was founded in 1997 and has experienced twenty years of successful operations in the greater Akron area. Work includes many facets of both residential and commercial construction. Our activity is “neighborhood scale” and “context sensitive” which means projects are designed to fit in and enhance their surroundings. ECI exemplifies the free enterprise system in its dealings with the trades, suppliers, and customers. Relationships are built on trust, performance, and suitability for particular types of work. A mindset of continual improvement in materials, techniques, and operations is of utmost importance. In this way of thinking we are pleased to be associated with Ohio Vedic Homes at Lake O’Springs Village.
The mission of Ederer Construction, Inc. is to deliver customer satisfaction on a sustainable basis. Our customers can expect project realization on time and on budget. Additionally, we will recommend and implement best practices for efficient, healthy, and economical improvements to fulfill our customers’ long term plans.
Todd W. Ederer is President of Ederer Construction, Inc. His experience includes real estate development and construction. Formal education includes a BS in Finance from the University of Akron, a Master of Arts in Real Estate and Finance from The Ohio State University, numerous continuing education courses and seminars. Past employment includes Raven Development, a subsidiary of Physicians Insurance Company of Ohio (PICO) in Pickerington Ohio. He analyzed numerous large scale development opportunities and commenced implementation of Brookstone in Westerville, Ohio. Returning home to work the family real estate business under the tutelage of his father, Alan, formation of Ederer Construction was a logical adjunct to his activity. Responsibilities include lead generation, presentation, financial and contractual implementation and overall operational management.
Mr. Ederer is a managing member of Selle Generator Works, an historic commercial complex and Hickory, a Great Place to Live along the Towpath Trail. He has served on the board of the Home Builders Association and currently serves on the boards of the University Park Development Corporation, First United Methodist Church of Cuyahoga Falls, and the Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition. Ederer is a member of The Congress for the New Urbanism and recently earned his Certified Green Professional designation from the National Association of Home Builders.
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