Tom has been with Hyder for 30 years, and as Executive Chairman, he is accountable to shareholders and other stakeholders. He leads our board of directors and is active in monitoring our overall strategic direction, evaluating new business opportunities, and ensuring we are maintaining exceptional client service. "In a project," he says, "if the bottom line looks good but our client isn't completely satisfied, we have not been successful."
Tom learned the construction business the old-fashioned way — from the ground up. Working every summer as a laborer during college, he gained valuable hands-on experience on a variety of projects, including residences and large commercial facilities. After graduating from the University of Colorado, Tom worked as a construction foreman in Colorado and California. In 1987, he joined his father, Neil, in the purchase of Hyder.
Tom and his wife have two children and two dogs. He enjoys golf, biking, running, traveling, and many of Colorado's craft beers — the colder, the better.