After graduating, Perry Thomas went to work for John T. Fricke Construction Inc. where he learned the workings of the underground utility business. In 1978 he became an owner operator and formed Thomas Equipment Rentals and continued to provide backhoe services for John Fricke. In the ensuing years he obtained his Engineering Contractor A license, and in 1989, when John T. Fricke Construction Inc. closed its doors, Perry saw an opportunity to expand his business by joining forces with several of his former coworkers.
After incorporation in 1993, the company became Perry C. Thomas Construction Inc. and remains in operation as such to this day. Catherine Thomas has served as company President for over twenty years, with Perry acting as Vice President and overall field supervisor. Perry C. Thomas Construction Inc. employed two Estimators – Chris Mikity, who has been with the company since the beginning and also acts as Office Manager, and Steve Lewis, who has worked for the company for the last fourteen years. With many of the original employees still with the company, Perry C. Thomas Construction Inc. boasts a knowledgeable and loyal staff, and promises growth and stability for new hires.