SJ Thomas - A History of Excellence

Founded in 1976 and currently managed by the second generation, S.J. Thomas Company Inc. is a family owned General Construction /Management Company, located in Lansdowne, Pennsylvania. Working out of his residence in Drexel Hill Pa. Stephen J. Thomas started the company as a residential contractor, performing small repairs and eventually grew into larger renovations and additions. It was during this period that that the importance of providing exceptional service, and quality work became the cornerstone of our mission statement for years to come.

In 1981 S J Thomas Company, with a solid base of satisfied clients, expanded it’s resources to include smaller commercial projects including their first federal government contract with the Department of Defense Center in Philadelphia. Also, at this time S.J. Thomas Company created the solid foundation for the long-term relationships that it has with our bonding company, accounting firm, lending institution, and most importantly our customers. In 1984 Stephen J. Thomas incorporated his company, and with a new focus on Federal contracts, pioneered the firm into one of the most respected federal contractors in the area. In 1985 they were awarded one of the first IDIQ contracts in Philadelphia. This was through the General Services Administration, and they remain today as one of our steadfast clients.

Along with the General Services Administration, S.J. Thomas Co. Inc. has completed small to very complex projects for the Veterans Administration, US Army Corp of Engineers, National Park Service, Internal Revenue Services, the United States Postal Service, and the Department of the Navy. In the private sector we also developed long-term relationships that continue today because of our exemplary attention to our clients needs.

Spanning a period over the last twenty-one years, S.J. Thomas Co. Inc. has completed Ten (10) IDIQ Term Contracts with General Services Administration, Internal Revenue Service, and the Department of the Navy. These projects had a total construction cost exceeding 100 million dollars. Concurrently with these contracts, we completed an additional sixty three million dollars in government and private construction.

Several of our employees completed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers certification of Construction Quality Control Management course. We are members of the Philadelphia Building Trades Council, which allows us the resources to obtain qualified mechanics in all trades to accommodate the needs of each project. We are also members of ASHRAE – the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers.

While developing the ‘team concept’ and backed by the state of the art computer resources, S. J. Thomas Company is prepared to offer quick solutions and information necessary to make decisions on design, schedule, cost, and value engineering. S. J. Thomas’ field personnel are all long-term employees, who over the years have developed a vast knowledge and experience in all phases of construction. Their ability to work closely with the owners and the design team provides the best and most economical solution to satisfy clients’ needs. In 2003 our firm was recognized for their outstanding project performance, with a certificate of achievement award in the “excellence in government awards program”.

Today S. J. Thomas Company is a second-generation company, ready to move forward with new ambitions, but always maintaining our mission statement “Total Customer Satisfaction is the Cornerstone of our Company”.