By Crystal Leto
It’s with mixed emotions and gratitude for his many years of service we announce the upcoming retirement of Tom Walter, Executive Vice President / Shareholder. Tom joined Neumann Brothers in 1988 as a Project Manager and will retire on September 30, 2017.
“Although I wish Tom the very best as he retires from Neumann Brothers and moves on to a new chapter in his life, his departure will leave a huge void that will be extremely difficult to fill. His years of experience, rapport with our employees and unique and innovative methods of dealing with challenges in our industry are irreplaceable,” said Mike Simpson, President & CEO / Shareholder. “It is an honor to have known him all these years. There are no words that can adequately express my gratitude. I have appreciated Tom’s friendship, partnership and years of serving together at Neumann Brothers,” he continued.
With 42 years in the industry – 28 of those years with Neumann Brothers – Tom’s construction industry expertise and knowledge have helped shaped many of our current leaders and contributed to the success of countless notable projects including:
- EMC Insurance Companies
- Richard A. Clark Municipal Service Center
- Meredith Corporation Expansion
- Science Center of Iowa
- EMC/City of Des Moines Parking Structures
- Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield Corporate Renovation
- Old Historical Building
- Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Co.
- Iowa State Bar Association
- Iowa Orthopaedic Center
- EFCO Manufacturing Plant
Tami Wingert, Vice President of Finance / Shareholder, said, “Tom has been such an outstanding leader and mentor here at Neumann Brothers. His expertise, work ethic, devotion and calm demeanor have been a source of inspiration for all of us, and have been an integral part of our success over the years. We wish Tom and his family the very best in retirement – he will be greatly missed!”
Tom has been instrumental in building lasting relationships with clients, contributed to updating and modernizing our publications, ensuring all outgoing communications including proposals, estimates and press releases are accurate and he’s been an advocate for embracing new technology.
For these and many other contributions and accomplishments, Tom is greatly appreciated.
“Tom’s well-held demeanor and vast construction experience has represented Neumann Brothers well over the years. We wish him the best in retirement and thank him for years served,” said Chad Bunner, Senior Vice President / Shareholder.
His energetic step and snapping fingers will be missed around here, but we’re all excited he’ll have more time to spend with his family and on personal interests!
Please join us in congratulating Tom on his retirement and wishing him the very best.