Tom joined Jim Reif Builders in April of 1999 with his primary responsibilities focused on creative project design and estimating. A native of Manitowoc and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Tom received a bachelor's degree in architecture from the School of Architecture & Urban Planning. He also earned a certificate from Lumber Tech University in Eagan Minnesota, and most recently successfully completed the coursework and is a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) from the National Association of Home Builders. Continuing education is important to Tom to keep abreast of the latest construction techniques and design trends. Tom volunteers his time with the Life Teen education program at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Manitowoc, is a 14 year veteran of the Rockwood Fire Department, currently holding the titles of Captain & Safety Officer & is president of the fire fighters organization. He also is a past board member of Camp TaPaWingo and a House Manager at the Capitol Civic Centre.