Founded in 1975 at Lake of the Ozarks, Thomas Construction began with the vision, sweat, and dreams of a few individuals to design and build well-constructed, beautifully designed Lake homes. Through dedication to a quality work ethic, in conjunction with a reputation for quality construction, Thomas Construction has become a leader in both commercial and high-end residential construction in the Midwest.
As our company has grown, we have focused on developing a work environment that attracts a staff with the common characteristics of integrity and commitment. Many members of our team have been with us for more than 15 years. This type of longevity is key because our clients know that the planning, development, and management of a project are more effective when the same people are available from beginning to end. We take great care in developing a team that will be committed to our projects and our purpose of producing quality homes and businesses for years to come.
We feel privileged that our industry peers and community have recognized our work by voting us “Best Construction Company” and “Best Remodeling Company at the Lake of the Ozarks” for eight consecutive years in the Lake Lifestyles Magazine annual survey. In 2016 we were also awarded “Best Architect at the Lake.”
Today our 50+ employees have completed hundreds of construction projects. We now assist clients all over the Midwest with general contracting, architecture, design/build, and construction management from our headquarters in Osage Beach, Missouri. Through our commitment to excellence, Thomas Construction has become one of the most successful and respected companies in the region. Over the years the construction industry has gone through many changes and profited immensely from innovations in equipment, safety, and technology, yet as in the beginning, we believe our most valuable assets are our people.
Thomas Construction serves as both construction manager and general contractor, employing a large number of skilled craftsmen and tradesmen.
We feel that one of our biggest strengths is the long-term relationships we have with our employees and contractors, allowing us to know individual talents, and to be able to develop teams around these talents that are specific to the needs of each project. We offer a diversified range of construction project services.
- Hospitality Conversions
- Low-Rise to High-Rise
- Historical Renovations
- Restaurant & Retail Development
- Government & Public Facilities
- Educational & Religious Facilities
- Light to Heavy Commercial Construction
Over the years, Thomas Construction has built quality projects in multiple states.
Experience: 16 years commercial/residential construction
Education: B.S. Construction Management, 2007, Missouri State University
Chad joined Thomas Construction in 2008 and has held a number of diverse roles gaining experience in Thomas Construction operations. Chad’s experience includes administration, estimating, field supervision, and project management. He currently assists in the day-to-day operations projects within the Custom Residential Division and the Commercial & Hospitality Division. Prior to joining Thomas Construction, Chad worked as a project manager for one of the nation’s largest commercial contractors: Burns and McDonnell, Kansas City, MO. Chad is proud to bring up the 2nd generation of leadership at Thomas Construction.
Experience: 14 years architectural
Education: Bachelor of Architecture, 2004 Drury University, Springfield MO
Matt joined Thomas Construction in 2014 as a licensed architect. Matt’s broad area of experience in architectural design includes both commercial and residential builds. His designs include multi-family residential, hotels, office buildings, restaurants, and lake-front custom home. Matt currently acts as the design coordinator of any Thomas Construction design-build commercial or residential project.
Experience: 35 years commercial/residential construction
Shawn is currently a project manager for both the Custom Residential Division and Renovation Division at Thomas Construction. Prior to joining Thomas Construction, Shawn was a project manager for TFW at Fort Leonard Wood, MO. Shawn’s 15 years experience owning his own contracting business is an asset for Thomas Construction and our team.
Experience: 31 years commercial/residential construction
Education: United States Navy Construction Battalion (Steel worker “A” School, Rapid Runway Repair, Leadership 2 & 3)
Buck has been with Thomas Construction since 1992. His knowledge and leadership at Thomas Construction is second-to none. His experience includes field supervision and project management. Buck oversees and manages day-to-day operations of various construction projects within the Commercial & Hospitality Division, as well as working with owners, developing, securing new projects. Before Thomas Construction, Buck served in the United States Navy in the Construction Battalion for a total of six years. His vast construction exploits have taken him throughout the United States and abroad, including the Middle East, Far East, and the Caribbean
Experience: 20 years in Commercial and Residential Construction
Education: B.S. in Pastoral Studies from New Hope Christian College
Bill joined Thomas Construction in 2016 as a Commercial Project Manager and currently serves as the Senior Commercial Estimator, overseeing the bidding of multi-family and hospitality projects throughout the Midwest, South, and Western United States. His experience includes light commercial, hospitality, government, non-profit, multi-family, and residential construction projects. Prior to joining Thomas Construction, Bill worked for two Fortune 500 Insurance companies as a Construction Specialist and helped build a large concrete subcontracting business in Denver, Colorado.