• Over 150 higher education projects
  • Construction Management-at-Risk and Design-Build experience
  • Historic renovations
  • Sustainable design experience with over 30 LEED projects


Thomas & Marker is exceptionally passionate about higher education projects – we love the opportunity to breathe new life into historic campus buildings and create new spaces for students to thrive. Our relationship-driven approach promotes collaboration with all parties affected by the construction process, including the involvement of facilities and maintenance staff in mechanical systems planning, and communication with faculty and students on occupied campuses. Higher education clients have come to respect and rely on our expertise, passion, and collaborative spirit. Our drive to meet and exceed all expectations allows us to continue to deliver outstanding higher education projects.


  • Academic facilities
  • Athletic facilities
    • Athletic fields
    • Fitness centers
    • Natatoriums
  • Athletic fields
  • Fitness centers
  • Natatoriums
  • Campus beautification
  • Food service facilities
  • Dining halls
  • Kitchens
  • Restaurants
  • Historic renovations / preservations
  • Infrastructure / physical plants
  • Medical facilities
  • Parking facilities
  • Performing arts centers / theaters
  • Science / laboratory facilities
  • Site development
  • Storage facilities
  • Student housing
    • Residence halls
    • Student apartments, including Design-Build-Leaseback
    • Greek housing

Higher Ed Clients Include:

  • Antioch College
  • Bluffton University
  • Central State University
  • Heidelberg University
  • Ohio Northern University
  • Ohio University
  • The Ohio State University
  • Urbana University
  • U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology
  • Wittenberg University


“Thomas & Marker has completed many projects for Wittenberg University and they have always met and exceeded our high expectations. The construction team is always professional, courteous, responsive, honest and hardworking. Their focus and orientation to perform the task, their attention to detail and their expert advice has been rewarding for Wittenberg.”
Darrell B. Kitchen, VP for Business & Finance, Wittenberg University
“While many organization talk about ‘partnering,’ you and those who work with you actually practice it. Communication throughout the project has been outstanding, especially with our keenly interested and anxious faculty.”
John E. Paulsen, Director – Physical Plant, Safety & Environment, Wittenberg University
“The Thomas & Marker construction team has been most conscientious, thorough, and pleasant to work with throughout the duration of the project. They extended themselves beyond normal expectations in providing a sound and good facility. Each team member was a true professional, and a true pleasure to work with.”
John W. Green, VP for Financial Affairs, Ohio Northern University
“I am grateful for the partnership that we have with Thomas & Marker Construction… T&M truly does strive for excellence in every aspect and phase of the construction process and as a result has built a portfolio of work in which Heidelberg University is proud to be included.”
Rodney E. Morrison, Associate VP for Facilities, Heidelberg University
“Thomas & Marker has demonstrated quality work at all levels – from the early consultative discussions to the completion of the facility. Project managers have demonstrated integrity and careful attention to client needs. What Thomas & Marker promised, they have delivered.”
Lee Snyder, Former President, Bluffton College
“When the Wellness Center project was awarded to Thomas & Marker, I knew we were in good hands. I cannot stress the amount of confidence I had in Thomas & Marker finishing on time and with the budget parameters that were set. They have become part of our Antioch family by attending our events, supporting us within the Antioch community as well as the Village of Yellow Springs. The teamwork and collaboration between the College and the staff at Thomas & Marker is something I think we can all be very proud of.”
Tom Brookey, Antioch College