Our History - Moving Earth Since 1945

Our construction business began in 1945 when E.L. Pete Thomas decided to start moving earth. He took on projects to help our State and Nation grow in the years after WWII. Many of these projects were for the US Army Corp of Engineers.

Our company is a family operated business that has grown over the years and is now employing its fourth generation. The Thomas Team includes Donnie, Loy Jr., Tim, Jeremy, and Logan, and the company is currently managed by Pete's grandson Tim.


Our Reputation

For over 70 years, we’ve been known as a smaller company capable of larger, more complex projects. We remain this way so we can be personally involved with each project. The founders of our firm believed in one thing… “Do what you say you’re going to do.” That is still at our core today. For many of our clients, their project was the largest they had ever undertaken. They needed a contractor who assisted in most steps along the way. We know that attention to detail on your project is the best customer service we can offer. We team with owners and design groups to assist with the vision of the project while working within the owner’s budget limitations. The three constants for any project are staying within the targeted budget, completing the work on time, and delivering a desired level of quality. We focus on these items to drive the project to success.



Tim Thomas

Owner / Project Manager

Tim, proud to be the third generation at Thomas Construction and Grading, began his career working for the family business and continues to do so to this day. While maintaining relationships with existing clients, Tim is currently focused on introducing new services including forestry mulching and drone site planning services. He is also active in developing equestrian properties, including trails and coursework and has a USEA (small r) course design certification.

Over the course of his career, Tim has gained experience outside of the family business; flying helicopters in the army, working for an international NGO, managing projects for Lockheed Martin and Raytheon, and designing specialized heavy equipment for Petersen Cat. Tim has experience managing multi-faceted projects with budgets of over $100M. He has managed successful operations from North America to the South Pole and now is ready to help make your project a success.