Face to Face: Tonganoxie’s Andy Suber
Name: Andy Suber
Born: Salina. He lived there in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Family: Wife, Dr. Stephanie Suber; son, Ben, 12, attends Tonganoxie Middle School; daughter, Ellie, 9, attends Genesis Christian Academy.
Occupation: Suber is a real estate developer and construction manager.
Dream job as a child: Suber wanted to go into his current field at a young age.
Interesting fact: In his youth, Suber once was in a mixed martial arts cage fight in northern Iowa.
“It was over as fast as my career in MMA,” Suber said. “Around that same time I got a chance to ride a real bull with horns and snot and everything. That was over even faster.”
Digging deeper: Suber grew up in Topeka and attended Topeka High School where he met his wife, “although she wisely would not have anything to do with me until much, much later,” Suber joked.
Suber attended and eventually graduated from Kansas State University’s construction science and management program.
He subsequently worked in the Kansas City area until about 10 years ago, when Suber and his business partner and fellow THS grad Jason Grantham decided to form Blue Mountain Capital.
“We have been developing and building properties over northeast Kansas ever since,” Suber said.
Recent projects of note are the Bluemont Hotel near the Aggieville district of Manhattan and Family Centered Medicine in Lawrence.
Suber also has been involved in the Tonganoxie community for several years, including helping oversee the building of a miniature “castle” that has been used for the Genesis Christian Academy’s Night of Knights charity event, which happens to be Friday at the school.
“I have enjoyed coaching youth baseball and football and being active in the outdoors with my family and friends,” Suber said. “But my No. 1 hobby is day-dreaming about fishing.”