Our

Leadership

Builders to Our Core

Executive Team

Our leadership team members are experts in the industry and have over a century’s worth of combined construction project experience. They are wholly committed to the success of their clients, employees, and the future of Thomas. They embody Thomas’ Core Purpose and Core Values daily and inspire their employees, partners, and clients to do the same. They lead by example, approach every situation with humility, and listen with discernment.

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Christopher N. Reid

President & Chief Operating Officer

As President of Thomas Construction Group, Chris Reid is dedicated to creating a company where employees and clients alike flourish under our Core Values of Team, Improvement, Excellence and Service. With over 30 years of experience in Construction Management, Chris utilizes his knowledge and that of his peers to drive strategic success and growth while delivering best-in-class results. Chris serves on the leadership committee of the Cape Fear Country Club, the Surf Club and Eden Village and is actively involved and invested in the future of Wilmington.

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Jim Hundley, Jr.

Executive Vice President – Preconstruction

As a well-known community leader, Jim brings more than 30 years of managerial and executive level professional business affluence to Thomas. Currently, he serves on the Board of Directors for Novant Health/NHRMC as Chairman. As EVP – Preconstruction, Jim is responsible for the growth and implementation of corporate business development, preconstruction and owner-contract activities, as well as marketing efforts for Thomas. 

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Vince Tryer, Jr.

Vice President – Operations

Vince is an industry leader with more than 38 years of experience, ranging from estimating and buyout to project manager and project/firm executive. His aggressive cost control measures, dedication to team, and approach to project relationships has created a successful track record of on time contract completions. As VP – Operations, Vince is responsible for supervising and controlling all strategic and operational aspects of the company while providing risk management of the firm’s construction operations. 

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Roger Connor

General Superintendent

Since joining Thomas in 2006, Roger has strengthened our construction core by providing nearly 40 years of construction industry experience. As General Superintendent, he is responsible for all field staff and subcontractor relations, quality control, safety coordination, and client satisfaction. Roger makes frequent job site visits to review project progress, schedule, compliance, and quality. He is recognized as one of the most respected General Superintendents in our market today.

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Bruce Chappell, Jr.

Chief Financial Officer

Bruce has served as Thomas’ Chief Financial Officer since inception in 2005. In this role, he is accountable for the financial and risk management operations of the company. Duties include the development of the firm’s financial and operational strategy, and ongoing development and monitoring of control systems designed to preserve company assets and financial results.

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Dan Weldon, C.P.A.

Controller

As Controller, Dan manages all company-wide accounting and human resources activities, while managing the firm’s operating budget. He has over 36 years of Accounting and Financial Advising experience and leads the daily internal finances within Thomas. In addition to being a Certified Public Accountant, Dan is a member of the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (NCACPA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

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Tony Datena

Vice President – Multifamily/Senior Living

Serving in various leadership capacities for almost 25 years for Thomas and other regional contractors, Tony is well-versed in managing projects and project teams. His experience on specialty projects such as senior and assisted living, continuing care facilities, condominiums, and apartments, has cultivated Tony as a sector leader in charge of Thomas’ operational efforts for our Multifamily and Senior Living projects.

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Jason Lovelace, LEED AP

Project Executive – Commercial/Public

As Project Executive, Jason has the direct responsibility of leading and managing multiple project teams to deliver exceptional results to our clients from preconstruction, contract review, subcontractor management, budget and cash flow maintenance, scheduling, quality control, to project safety. Jason serves as a proactive team member, providing oversight and leadership for the life cycle of the job.

Chris Thorn, LEED AP

Project Executive – Healthcare

After successfully leading project teams within the healthcare industry for over 15 years, Chris Thorn relocated from the Pacific Northwest to Wilmington, NC in 2022. His industry experience ranges from K-12 to mixed-use projects, but his expertise lies in healthcare, having worked on various multi-million dollar projects throughout the years. Hailing from one of the world’s largest general contractors, Chris brings a valuable perspective to the leadership team and will serve an important role as he leads and develops the Healthcare sector.