Bob Thomas founds the Robert Thomas Construction Company. As general contractors, the company’s first projects include automotive service/gas stations, financial institutions, nursing homes, and schools.
Harold Marker joins Bob Thomas and they rename the firm Thomas & Marker Construction.
Thomas & Marker awarded the Bellefontaine Wastewater Treatment Plant
Thomas & Marker awarded the 200,000-SF United States Air Force Museum Addition – the firm’s largest project at that time.
Thomas & Marker selected by Ohio Northern University to construct the Freed Center for the Performing Arts, followed by other major campus improvements and development projects.
Thomas & Marker selected as Construction Manager for Indian Lake School District – the firm’s first major engagement as a CM.
Thomas & Marker awarded projects at both Wittenberg University and Bluffton College – the first fruits of two long-standing relationships with notable higher education institutions.
In order to accommodate the flourishing business in Central Ohio, Thomas & Marker open the Marysville office. With two locations to handle the growing client base in Ohio, Thomas and Marker continues to set the standard for excellence in the construction industry.
Thomas & Marker receives OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) accreditation. They are the 3rd mobile workforce in the United States to receive this honor.
Thomas & Marker expands their presence in the Central Ohio market by opening a second, full-service office in Columbus.
With three generations of the Marker family providing strong leadership and guidance, Thomas & Marker has an eye to the future, informed by the integrity of its past.