Tom was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio but relocated to South Florida where he lived and worked for 10 years. He attended Kent State University where he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. While there, he studied Telecommunications with a minor in Marketing; and in 1987 decided that his true passion was construction, and he quickly returned to a construction career path.
In 1993, he was offered a job in the construction staffing industry with a small company that had about 60 employees and only one office. During the course of his 19 year career there, the company grew to over 110 offices. He became a much larger part of the organization, and amassed over 6000 employees nationwide (in the U.S.), and joined several industries including the Associated Builders and Contractors, and the Associated General Contractors groups; as well as several other trade organizations. He managed and increased the South Florida division to record numbers. Along the way, Tom was fortunate enough to be mentored by some of the best business minds in construction an staffing. They taught him to always strive to learn more and improve his skills, a philosophy that is continued with Ultimate Tradesmen today.
Tom moved to Calgary, Alberta in 2013 when the opportunity to partner with Michael Berrington presented itself, and the perfect partnership of General Labour services, and Skilled Trades solutions was born. Today, Trades Labour Corporation of Calgary, and its Partner company Ultimate Tradesmen are servicing all of Calgary’s premier builders with a one-stop-shop philosophy for all their labour needs, safety service requirements, and payroll management solutions.