Our consistent goal as Tom Wessel Construction Corp. is to provide a comprehensive level of construction service and technical excellence to exceed the expectations of our clients. This is made possible by the high caliber and commitment of our staff.
Mr. Wessel relocated his family to Florida from Ohio in 1987. During his employment in the early years
here as CFO for a local general contractor, he was responsible for all administrative functions, as well
as estimating, cost control and project management
In 1992, Tom founded Tom Wessel Construction Corp. Since that time he has built a successful firm based on quality, professionalism, honesty and integrity.
A Florida State Certified General Contractor, Tom is also:
A former member in good standing of the American Institute of CPAs.
A former member of the Sarasota County Committee for Economic Development
(now the Economic Development Corporation).
A member of the Gulf Coast Builders' Exchange.
A former member of the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce.
A member of the City of Sarasota Board of Rules and Appeals.
A member of the Greater Sarasota Sertoma Foundation.
Scott Herman, Senior Project Manager and Estimator
Scott Herman is a results-oriented construction manager with over 20 years of expertise in all facets of the industry. He has a proven track record in all areas of:
Cost estimating and tracking
Critical path timeline and management
Building code and regulatory adherence
Critical problem solving
Prior to joining Tom Wessel Construction Corp., Mr. Herman was a construction consultant for General Motors, during which time he provided design/build services for various offices and shops ranging from $5k to $40m.
Scott holds a Florida Certified Building Contractor's license, and his professional development has been enhanced through continuing education in architectural engineering, construction material cost and estimating, and general construction, blueprinting and project management courses.
Mike Rice, Vice President and project superintendent
After establishing residency in Florida but prior to joining Tom in the new company, Mr. Rice was instrumental in the successful completion of projects such as Ponderosa Steak House, Casa Lupita, Wal-Mart and Cardinal Mooney High School cafeteria.
The first employee hired by Tom Wessel, Mike has since been an asset to the company and has completed many projects, including Miles Media office building, Guaranty Bank building, Florida Power and Light offices, and John Cannon Homes corporate office building.
Mike's reputation for providing clients with high-quality, cost-effective project delivery contributes to the company's high rate of repeat client business.
Gary Elwick, Vice president and project Superintendent
Mr. Elwick owned and operated a small constuction company in Collinsville, Illinois before relocating to Florida in 1990. For the three years following, he was employed by a local construction company and worked on many projects in this area including the North Port library, Peace River Elementary School, and the Avon Park Police station.
In 1993, Gary joined Tom Wessel's newly formed company, where he has gained the respect of the local construction industry through his in-depth knowledge of construction materials and methods and his attention to detail.
Gary is responsible for some of the repeat referral business enjoyed by Tom Wessel Construction Corp.
Austin Herman, Field Assistant
Austin is currently working with our field staff as an Assistant Superintendent. He plans to
to learn the construction process from the ground up, and eventually evolve into a full-time
4940 Lakewood Ranch Blvd. Suite 110
Sarasota, FL 34240
Phone (941) 365-1145
Fax (941) 365-7942