A long-time veteran of the industry, Tom brings a wealth of experience in the industry having started with his first construction job at the age of 14. Being involved in construction most of his life has given Tom a deep understanding of all facets of the industry.
From the beginning, Tom developed a keen sense for quality and an eye for detail. By the time he was 17 years old, Tom was already carrying a journeyman card as an electrician. Over the years, he continued to learn the trade, gaining hands-on concrete, mechanical and plumbing experience in addition to his electrical knowledge. Originally from Iowa, Tom came to Oregon in 1989. Working his way through the ranks at RNS Consulting, he was later recruited by EF&A Funding (acquired by ARES Commercial Real Estate Corp.) to serve as the in-house building engineer for the northern and east coast states. During his tenure, he developed a philosophy for treating each investment as if it were his own money being spent – a philosophy that has endured over the years.
In 2015, when JDL General Contracting was formed, Tom led the efforts to bring the business to fruition. Today, JDL proudly serves clients across the Pacific Northwest under the culture and leadership that Tom has created.