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Thomas Construction Adds Health Care Project Executive

By Staff Reports, posted Sep 27, 2022
Chris Thorn
Thomas Construction Group announced Sept. 22 the arrival of health care project executive Chris Thorn.

Thorn and his family are relocating from the Pacific Northwest, where he has led teams through projects in the healthcare industry over the past 15 years, most recently spearheading a $260 million Trauma II healthcare facility in Southern Oregon, according to a news release. In addition to healthcare, he has been involved in various K-12 and mixed-use construction projects in the San Francisco and Portland markets.

“The health care sector has always been a high priority for Thomas. With the onboarding of Chris Thorn, we now have a dedicated leader whose experience and fresh perspective will be a tremendous asset to our strategic growth. Not only does Chris have a unique industry profile, he’s an exceptional culture match. We are very fortunate to have Chris join our team,” said Chris Reid, president and COO of Thomas Construction.

After earning a bachelor's degree in construction engineering management, Thorn started working for one of the world's largest general contracting companies, juggling project priorities while learning established systems and processes, the release stated.

With 15 years of experience as a project engineer and manager, Thorn "is particularly passionate" about building in the health care industry, according to the release.

“Most of my family is in health care. My dad was the chief operating officer of a hospital, my mom was a chiropractor, my stepmom was a professor for a nursing program, and even my best friend is a doctor," Thorn said in the release. "My interest in building for the health care sector has grown over time, but now it’s easily the type of project I wake up excited to work on.”
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