As Vice President of Risk Management, Tim leads an award-winning safety program, protecting Winter, its subcontractors, and its valued clients and ensuring safe delivery of all projects.
At the age of 13, Tim Thomas was blindsided by his parents when they dropped him off at Frederick Military Academy in Portsmouth, Virginia. Expecting a weekend at a Virginia Beach resort, Tim was understandably reluctant to embrace his new environment. Eventually, he adapted to the day-to-day duties and discipline of military life, and the consistency and attention to detail instilled in him would serve him well throughout his career. After stints at a precast company, a street/bridge contractor, and with the City of Oakland, Florida, Tim made his way to Atlanta. His experience in jobsite inspection, OSHA compliance, and the management of general liability and workers’ compensation claims landed him an interview with Winter in 1997. He looked no further. Today, Tim oversees all of Winter Construction’s and Winter Environmental’s safety programs and job safety performance. Winter’s programs are recognized as among the best in the construction industry, earning the Gold-level STEP award from ABC National, the Award of Safety Excellence (Georgia Chapter of ABC), and the Georgia Safety Excellence Award. Injuries and lost time are well below the national average. Under Tim’s leadership, Winter continually develops its programs and policies and exceeds the industries and its own high standards. Tim is one of the few at Winter to boast the honor of having touched every project the company has undertaken since 1997. His careful oversight – and the discipline and integrity he got in exchange for a lost weekend vacation – are integral in Winter’s effort to provide the best service, highest quality, and safest worksites and buildings the industry.