Tom founded Rainier Asphalt & Concrete in August, 2000 while a student at the University of Washington. He graduated with a business finance degree in 2002 and decided to be an entrepreneur. After dabbling in a few unsuccessful side businesses, he made the decision in 2006 that Rainier would be his primary pursuit, and the company has grown from a one-man operation to upwards of 75 employees today during the seasonal summer months. Tom’s personal interests include playing acoustic guitar, gardening and watching and playing baseball. He is also an avid Husky fan. He and his family live in North Bend, WA.