M.E.I.D. Construction is owned and operated by Todd Schaal and Richard Kristan. The two met as freshman at Clarkson University. Shortly thereafter, Todd and Rich became close friends and started contracting part time after classes and during summer vacations. M.E.I.D. began in earnest in 1994. Both men finished their educations at Clarkson, Rich majoring in Industrial Design and Todd studying mechanical engineering. Both also served in the United States Army and received honorable discharges. Their company started as a construction business and has continued and diversified into its many facets as highlighted on the Home Page of this Web site.

The owners know that the skill and ability of their workforce is critical to their continuing success. Linda, Office Manager, may well answer the phone if you call M.E.I.D.. She knows about all facets of the business and can ensure that you talk directly to the person(s) required to assist you. Josh, the property manager, will assist you directly with all rental property concerns. M.E.I.D. has its roots in the Central New York area and has been in continuous operation in the Oneida area since it was formed. Rich and Todd live in the area and both established homes and raised their families in close proximity to their office. They are involved in their community, their children’s schools, and their business. As such they recognize the importance of not only being involved but also in giving back to their communities. They have made and continue to make contributions to youth, schools, churches, and community projects. They also agreed to build a gymnasium behind a new home when invited to do so for an “Extreme Home Makeover” project in Geneva. It is obvious that they are both highly family oriented and sincere about the way they do business.



  • BS from Clarkson University in Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
  • US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Owner/Operating Manager MEID, LLC with over 25 years experience
  • Co-owner of Meadowview Townhomes, Alliance Properties and PTR Properties

Todd is a lifelong resident of Central New York with a deep commitment to serving and improving our local communities. He attended Clarkson University as a Mechanical Engineering major, earning his bachelor’s degree on an Army ROTC scholarship. After graduation he served his country in the US Army, was honorably discharged and returned to Oneida to start his construction business.

The roots of the business actually stretch back to his college days, where Todd and classmate Rich Kristan started working together on part-time contracting projects. Soon the partners were owner/operators of MEID Construction, and they’ve never stopped working, building and growing. Like Rich, Todd has raised a family here and continues to be a highly involved member of the community, actively supporting local schools, churches and youth programs. If it’s important to the Oneida or Sherrill community, it’s important to Todd Schaal.


  • BS from Clarkson University in Industrial Design
  • US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Owner/Operating Manager MEID, LLC with over 25 years experience
  • An expert in Specialty Medical Construction

Rich grew up in the suburbs of NY City and attended Clarkson University where he met his future business partner, Todd Schaal, during their Freshman year. Both where in the Army ROTC program on Scholarship. After graduating, Rich went on to active duty in the Army Corp of Engineers as a 2nd Lieutenant Platoon Leader in the 317th Engineer Battalion 3rd Brigade of the 24th Infantry division. After his military service, he and Todd started MEID Construction as a two-man team.

Over the past three decades under Rich and Todd’s guidance, the MEID brand has grown into a multi-faceted construction/property/service company. Beginning in the late 1990’s Rich began focusing on Medical Construction including X-Ray, CT Scan, MRI, PET CT, Nuclear medicine and Cath Lab construction. Under Rich’s leadership, this branch of MEID Construction has grown significantly over the years and has become a leading signature of the MEID brand.


The professional team at M.E.I.D. Companies look forward to working with you.