(330) 357-8044
10675 Main Street, Mantua, OH 44255

About Us


A little about the owners and the designer


A passion for creating a cozy space for coffee, community and conversations

Jamie and Carrie Leister

have spent their entire lives in the Mantua area. They reside in Mantua with their two daughter’s, Sydney and Bella who both attend Crestwood Schools.
Jamie, a full time Physical Therapist and Carrie, a full time Family Practice Physician Assistant are excited to add a new adventure to their life experience. Jamie has had interest in managing rental properties and will be overseeing the rental properties attached to R44. Carrie loves coffee and has enjoyed helping with the design aspect of R44. Her favorite drink is the Vienna. Jamie has helped throughout the entire build out process and his favorite drink is the Flat White. They both agree this is an exciting time for Mantua and look forward to new things for their community.

Terry and Annette Tung

have been living in the Chagrin Falls area since 1990. They have two children, Eric and Alyssa, who are married, live in the NE Ohio area and have a total of five grandchildren. Terry spent over 40 years in the information technology field and is in the process of retiring from that profession. Annette is Head of Circulation and Shelving with the Geauga County library system. When not at work, she is gladly busy with the grandkids. Terry has always been interested in working in a restaurant so managing the operations of R44 is a fulfillment of that dream. Annette enjoys a good cold brew coffee. Terry’s favorite drink is the Cortado. Together, they are looking forward to having a community gathering place that will make Mantua proud.

Dan and Linda Tillett

have lived in the Mantua area over the last 47 years, Dan being a native of Shalersville and Linda originally from Kent. They raised their family of six children here, and both have lots of extended family in the community. Dan and his cousin Ron Stamm are owners of Troy Construction Company and have had the privilege of transforming the old Haylett building into the new coffee shop. Linda is the secretary/bookkeeper for the company. Dan’s favorite beverage is a dry cappuccino with a pump of vanilla, Linda likes most flavors of bubble tea. Big families and family gatherings have played an important part of Dan and Linda’s lives and they see the coffee shop as a place where new ”families” will form and gather.


R44 Owners


Zuzana Kubišová,

a native of Slovakia, graduated from Visual Communication Design at Kent State University and is currently pursuing another degree in architecture. Zuzana came to America in 2015 to pursue a career as a creative designer. Her undergraduate studies – 3D design at Tomas Baťa University in Zlin, Czech Republic – taught her how to transform her artistic and aesthetic skills into everyday use, such as designing posters, packaging, products, and creating interior spaces

During her graduate studies, Zuzana worked for Wick Poetry Center as an illustrator. She also worked as a designer at Kent’s Each and Every design studio, where she was introduced to a wonderful opportunity to design the first coffee shop in Mantua. This collaboration brought her not only a valuable professional experience but also a wonderful relationship with the kind people who have opened Restoration 44 and who are now her friends.