Tom Dumont


Tom Dumont

How did you get into construction?
My father and his four brothers all made a career being 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 war2. Married my mother while serving in the army in 1943. On December 16 1944 the 1stday of the Battle of the Bulge was captured by the German Army and held captive in StalagIV-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 pow’s, was beaten, starved and his dignity was taken away. My father remained in a hospital in France for 6months 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 onto raise six children, celebrated their sixty years of marriage together, and instilled in their children respect, faith, and do not 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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