Rich Zeis

Zeis Development investing $10 million in condominiums

Up to 48 units to be built in three locations

This picture shows an example of a condominium unit that Zeis Development recently constructed, which will be similar in look to many of the units the company is planning to construct soon.

TIFFIN, OHIO – Sept. 14, 2020 – Zeis Development is announcing today that it will be constructing up to 48 condominium units in Tiffin at three sites across the city. The total project cost is anticipated to be an investment of $10 million for new residential housing development.

Zeis Development is currently working to clear woods and constructing infrastructure for 28 units that will be built on eight acres of land on Euclid Avenue, near the Seneca County Fairgrounds. Each unit is to be about 1,400 square feet and have two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a two-car garage and a full basement. These units are expected to be priced below $200,000.

A second phase of the project includes up to eight condominium units on Greenfield Street, with construction expected to begin in the fall of 2021. These will be similar to the units on Euclid. A third phase includes 13 higher-end models to be built on the south side of Tiffin.

This map shows locations of condominium units to be constructed along Euclid Avenue.

Rich Zeis, owner of Zeis Companies, said, “Tiffin is growing and there is a real need for more housing in our community. I’m happy that we’re able to help meet this need.”

Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz said, “The results of the city-funded housing study released last year show there is a significant need for more residential development in the City of Tiffin. I’m excited to see that Rich Zeis is investing in the community and providing quality housing options for our residents.”

Additionally, Zeis Development is to expand North 53 Storage, 995 N. Sandusky St., with an additional 60 units — including some climate controlled units — and an office space. The 11,000 square foot addition is a $500,000 investment to accompany the existing 200 units at the site.

About the Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership

Started in 1983 as the Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp. (SIEDC), the Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership is a private, non-profit corporation dedicated to driving positive economic, downtown, and community development in Tiffin and Seneca County, Ohio, which consistently ranks among the top communities nationally for economic development. Learn more about the great things going on in Tiffin and Seneca County at

2018 Outstanding Business Award – Zeis Companies

The 2018 Outstanding Business Award was presented to Zeis Companies for their business growth and exemplary community service.

Zeis Companies started in 1984, in the cabinet resurfacing business. The business grew into fire restoration services, and then sub-divisions and homes. Just this pass year, Zeis Companies was able to bring all of their operations under one roof in a new building N. SR 53. The building includes a showroom, a full shop for custom trim work and other pieces, as well as storage.

Zeis Companies is not just an asset to the community for the remodeling and restoration services they provide, but also for their community involvement and charitable works. Zeis was asked to assist in two Extreme Makeover: Home Edition builds, which inspired them to create the Extreme Build for Habitat for Humanity in 2011. Over the course of a day, volunteers are able to frame up and enclose an entire house. They have done four such builds since launching the program. They are also working with Habitat for Humanity to establish a ReStore, a nonprofit home improvement store and donation center that sells new and gently used furniture, appliances, home accessories, building materials and more to the public at a fraction of the retail price.

Rich Zeis accepted the award on behalf of the company and all of its employees.



Outstanding Business Award criteria:
The business must be able to demonstrate leadership in their particular field. The business must be able to show the involvement of its owners, managers, or employees in community affairs. The business must be able to demonstrate generosity of time, talent, and money to local charities or non profit programs. The business must be able to show initiatives taken to improve the quality of life in the community. The business must be able to show activities that improve the community.