Chris Ritchie

Chris has 11 years of experience as a Project Manager/Estimator before co-founding TRU Construction, LLC. His duties at TRU Construction, LLC involve administration, estimating, scheduling, and material procurement. When contacting TRU Construction, LLC, he will be the one helping you by providing field measurements, proposals, design, permitting, and finish selections. He enjoys waterskiing, wakeboarding, biking, hiking, hunting, and fishing in his spare time. He lives in East Berlin, PA, with his wife, Katie and sons Aaron, Grant, Case, and Wes.

Ted Pavelic

Ted is a professional finish carpenter by trade. Due to his professionalism and excellent work ethic, he advanced rapidly in the industry to Project Superintendent. He had 18 years of construction experience before co-founding TRU Construction, LLC. Ted’s duties at TRU Construction, LLC involve project planning, execution, and quality assurance. Once your project starts, Ted will be on location or managing the team. He enjoys hunting, fishing, lake vacations, and corn hole in his free time. He lives in Mechanicsburg, PA, with his wife Kacey and two children, Jake and Ellie.

Mission Statement

Our goal is to provide our clients with a fun, safe, enjoyable experience during the construction process. Construction is an exciting but challenging venture and we truly believe that it is our duty to provide the highest quality project for the most value while involving you in every aspect.

Our Honest, Transparent Upfront Process allows you to understand the project design and budget, to aid in your decision-making process.

Our Responsive and Efficient Construction Process takes advantage of our experience and ensures a high-quality product with minimal disruption to your daily life.

Our Invoicing and Project Closeout Procedures provide you with information on your project and allows you full understanding of the Costs and Materials installed.

Core Values


Always telling the truth to our customers, vendors and each


Creating an open relationship with the clients and vendors to garner trust with one another.


Being responsive to one another, our vendors, and clients as to set ourselves apart from our competitors.


Believing and practicing not wasting people’s time. Always show up early and be prepared.


Taking responsibility for our actions and always looking inward before accusing anyone.


Anything worth doing is worth doing right. Even if there is more time and/or energy involved, we provide the highest quality around.