Toby Ellis started as the new Sumner County Road Superintendent after many years in private practice. BONNIE FUSSELL

Recently elected Sumner County Road Superintendent Toby Ellis has spent many years in the road construction industry.

He was most recently employed by Southern Site Contractors, a division of Berkshire Hathaway; but he got his start in road construction, when he owned and operated Ellis Blacktop with his dad. At Southern Site Contractors he served as safety director and economic development manager, helped manage three divisions of the company, and dealt with residential and commercial projects, as well as TDOT projects.

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