Before joining Hamel in 1996, Tom spent several years working as a carpentry subcontractor for Hamel Commercial Inc. as part of his career in the multi-family construction industry. Beginning in the trades in the early 1970’s he has worked his way up through the ranks of supervision, estimating and project management by paying attention to the details.
Since becoming Chief Estimator in 1998, Tom has been a key figure helping to drive Hamel’s growth from $10 million to over $160 million in annual volume. Tom’s chief role today is to coordinate all of Hamel’s contracts with owners. In this role, Tom’s attention to detail and sheer breadth and depth of experience has proven invaluable to Hamel’s clients.
His experience with HUD, DHCD of Maryland and Washington, DC, Virginia Housing Development Authority, and other governmental entities provides owners with crucial insight into the requirements and processes of the affordable housing market, particularly with Low Income Housing Tax Credit projects.
Tom is active with the Maryland Affordable Housing Coalition’s construction cost committee, a role which helps the organization and its members to evaluate costs, and form a consensus among developers, architects and contractors on key industry issues.