TD Wilson was founded by Tom Wilson who still leads the team today.
When you add Tom Wilson to your commercial construction project team, you bring 30+ years of experience in engineering and construction to your job site, as well as notable expertise in today’s sophisticated project portfolio management (PPM) software. Wilson’s company, TD Wilson, has acquired a vast portfolio and a reputation for excellence among clients; we regularly manage multimillion-dollar land- and marine-based projects, such as high-rise office buildings, sports facilities and light-rail transit.
Prominent TD Wilson projects include:
- $1 billion Holcim green cement plant in St. Genevieve, Mo., the largest in the world
- $35 million expansion to the St. Louis Lambert International Airport
- $10 million project at Universal Studios theme park in Orlando, Fla.
- $3 million marine pier rehabilitation for the U.S. Navy at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
- $5 million Webster Groves, Mo. City Hall renovation, a 1932 building in the Classic Revival and Federal styles
Education And Experience
Project management on this scale requires both education and experience. Tom’s three decades of experience are in addition to a degree from Purdue University in Construction Engineering and Management; he also has earned multiple certifications in planning, scheduling and claims; general contractor training; and extensive Critical Path Methodology (CPM) software skills.
CPM scheduling is a sophisticated software tool that assigns time windows to specific, consecutive tasks in order to determine a project’s finish date and to predict how a delay in any one area will affect subsequent areas. TD Wilson staff members are experts in the use of Primavera P6 and P3, SureTrak, and Microsoft Project software, each of which keeps owners and contractors up to date in real-time on the status of a project. When construction projects reach into the millions of dollars, you need an expert at the helm.
Before he settled in St. Louis, Tom’s career took on an international scope. He worked on significant construction enterprises in places as close as California and Hawaii, and as far away as India, Micronesia, Panama, and Abu Dhabi, on projects like bridges, a nuclear plant, and marine construction. The perspective he got from working on such varied projects informs his work today.
“Throughout my life,” says Tom, “I’ve always enjoyed building things. As I work with my clients, my motivation comes from knowing that one day I’ll get the great satisfaction of seeing the projects completed successfully.”
“There are two sides to any project,” he continues. “The owner side and the contractor side.” Owners want projects to be on time and on budget; contractors want their work to be profitable. Tom knows that both things can happen when a project is managed correctly, using sophisticated CPM scheduling as the methodology that accomplishes the goals of both sides.
“I’ve been on both sides of the fence, I understand both sides of the table.”