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Thomas Newman President & CEO

Thomas, President, CEO and Founder of Pacific Ridge Builders, has been working in commercial building and design for over 26 years, with experience in both commercial building and construction management. Thomas has a passion for people and a sharp eye for details. He has directed over $500 million in commercial projects including, but not limited to, corporate office improvements, R&D and industrial facilities, medical buildings, retail remodels, and building face-lifts.

Thomas is proud to have grown up in the Bay Area and attended college at the University of Oregon, where he studied Fine Art and Architecture. Throughout his time in college, he competed in Track & Field as a middle-distance runner which taught him how to push personal limits and about commitment to task completion.

Thomas is passionate about growing a successful business, constructing amazing spaces and structures, and most importantly, growing personal relationships with those around him. He has always had a drive for success and enjoying life to the fullest. 

Dedicated to growing one of the strongest and most reputable commercial construction teams in the Bay Area, Thomas not only oversees the company’s construction operations, but is steadily building a team with some of the top professionals in the industry. Building a team with amazing people is what makes Pacific Ridge Builders one of the best places to work at and one of the best general contractors to work with in the Bay Area.

Outside of work, Thomas and his wife are busy raising their two young boys and currently reside in South San Jose.

Professional Affiliations: LEED GA, United States Green Building Council (USGBC)

Education: BS in Fine Arts, Architecture, University of Oregon

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