“As a long-time Rotarian, I’ve adopted the club’s four-way test in all my business and personal dealings … Is it the truth? Is it fair to all? Will it build good will and better friendship? Will it be beneficial to all?”
Tom is one of the founders and managing partners of Badger Property Investments. Tom and Terry McGuire joined forces in 1996 to create Badger Property Investments, which currently manages over 25 companies. Tom’s extensive background in commercial real estate development spans over 45 years—from his first foray into property management for Ken and Diane Hendricks, to his role as Director of Real Estate for ABC Supply Co., Inc., to the pursuit of his own property developments with different partners in Iowa, Illinois, Oklahoma, Connecticut and Wisconsin. Tom partnered with Terry and Bill Mears, Coldwell Banker Commercial McGuire Mears & Associates, and consolidated his focus to industrial, commercial and retail projects in Wisconsin and Illinois. In recent years, Tom and Terry expanded the Badger Property Investments team to include a new generation of professionals including Allisen, Todd and Dave, who bring invaluable education and experience in real estate, accounting, property management and construction. Tom enjoys traveling with his wife Arra to their Florida condominium and around the globe. He also enjoys taking long walks, skiing, whitewater rafting, hunting, and fishing along with maintaining his properties, and helping his daughter Allisen and her family with their house projects.