Aaron Yoder is a Shenandoah Valley native, and attended Turner Ashby High School and Eastern Mennonite High School. Aaron graduated from Eastern Mennonite University with a BA in English in 2001. Aaron‘s passion for the built environment began at age 14, when his Dad drove him to his first construction job mixing mud for a local brick mason. Through years of hard work and learning by hands-on experience, Aaron and his team have built A M Yoder & Co., Inc. into one of the region’s most trusted custom home building and remodeling design-build firms.
Aaron‘s passion for the building industry and collaboration is key to developing a process that adds value to its clients’ projects. Aaron is a past president of the Shenandoah Valley Builders Association, serves on various committees of the Home Builders Association of Virginia, and participates in the National Association of Home Builders’ prestigious 20 club program as a club member and a Trustee. Aaron frequently gives seminars and presentations to trade groups to promote best practices and is recognized as a leader in the industry.
Melinda Yoder also grew up in the Valley and attended Broadway High School and Eastern Mennonite University. Upon graduating with a BA in Social Work from EMU in 2001, Melinda worked as a Social Worker for Pleasant View, Inc. for four years. In 2006, Melinda joined her husband Aaron in the building industry, and began to assume a variety of administrative tasks at A M Yoder & Co., Inc.
In 2015, Melinda further expanded her role to include Selections Management. Melinda’s amazing sense of style and passion for the aesthetic quality of homes is a truly unique contribution to our process of walking with clients step-by-step through the designing, building or renovating process. Aaron and Melinda were married in 2001, live in Harrisonburg and have two children.
Nick joined A M Yoder & Co. in late 2009, bringing with him a wealth of construction knowledge and a passion for details to his role as Superintendent. Nick’s experience includes production and custom framing, all aspects of finish work including trim and cabinetry installation, production, showcase and custom home coordination and site supervision. From 2009 to 2015, Nick managed multiple projects, and helped cultivate a culture of collaboration among our trade partners and suppliers. By working closely with each trade partner and supplier to schedule and organize daily site activities across multiple projects, Nick’s practical experience as a gifted hands-on technician was crucial to establishing A M Yoder as a premier custom home builder from the start. In 2016, Nick’s role evolved to even further leverage his unique skill set as a site Superintendent. By spending more time on individual custom home projects, Nick’s unrivaled abilities as a problem solver and technician give A M Yoder a unique 1-2 punch of management and hands on attention to quality that few custom home builders enjoy. Nick ensures that all phases of construction happen seamlessly on site. Nick lives in Luray, Virginia on the banks of the Shenandoah River and enjoys numerous outdoor hobbies, including sporting clays and target shooting.