Tom Dumont


Tom Dumont

How did you get into construction?
My father and his four brothers all made careers as superintendents. That was the family business. I grew up in construction and never regretted a moment.

Who or what inspires you?
My parents inspire me. They each grew up through the Depression. My father joined the army in 1942, to defend our country during World War 2. Married my mother while serving in the army in 1943. On December 16, 1944, the first day of the Battle of the Bulge, my father was captured by the German Army and held captive in Stalag IV-B, which was controlled by Nazi Germany. In January 1945, my mother gave birth to their first child while my father was listed as Missing-in-Action. In April of 1945, Stalag IV-B was liberated by the Red Army. While captive, my father, like many POWs, was beaten, starved, and his dignity taken away. My father remained in a hospital in France for six months before returning home to the States and seeing his wife and newborn child. He returned home a changed man. However, my parents picked up the pieces and went on to raise six children, celebrated sixty years of marriage together, and instilled in their children respect, faith, and not to take freedom for granted.

What is one thing on your bucket list and will you accomplish it?
To continue to tour the United States by motorcycle with my wife – and I will, with good health!

What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done?
Backcountry snowmobiling in Togwotee Pass, Wyoming. Snow depths in excess of 10 ‘ and the threat of avalanches in the backcountry.

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