Tom Lindner is Vice President of Preconstruction Services, bringing with him 20 years of Construction and Facilities Project Management experience . Tom is a dynamic, results−oriented executive with a military background and extensive experience at both Fortune 100 and public−sector organizations.
Lindner most recently worked for Charter Schools USA, the Broward County School District and JM Family Enterprises in high-level facility management roles. Before joining the private sector, he earned degrees in engineering management from the U.S. Naval Academy and Operations Analysis from the Naval Postgraduate School. He served as a Destroyer Captain in the United States Navy.
My military leadership reinforced the importance of professional integrity and leading by example. In construction, a willingness to “roll up your sleeves” to get the job done is critical.
As Area Director for Charter Schools USA, Lindner managed facilities operations and executed new school start-ups during a rapid-growth period when the company’s portfolio doubled in four years. He was tasked with creating operating and capital budgets and executing vital repairs for the organization, which maintained a portfolio of 60 million square feet in seven states.
As the former Chief Facilities and Construction Officer for Broward County Public Schools, Tom partnered with colleagues, staff, and contractors to implement process improvements and manage ongoing projects. As Executive Director of Plant Operations for the School District, Tom was responsible for Facilities Maintenance and Capital Improvements for the 270 schools that made up the District’s portfolio. The Division was awarded the District’s Sterling Award for Continuous Improvement, the EPA National Program award, and National Energy Manager of the Year award by the US Department of Energy.
Tom began his Construction and Facility Management career as National Manager of Facilities at AutoNation, where he developed the nationwide maintenance network that supported 450 new Car dealerships and every Alamo & National Rental car site in the country. He then served as Director of Facilities at JM Family Enterprises for several years, managing Facilities maintenance and services and capital improvements at one of Fortune magazine’s top 20 Places to Work in America.
Tom has developed a well−earned reputation for superior service, an exemplary work ethic, professional integrity, and the capacity to lead by example. He takes pride in being ready and willing to “roll up his sleeves” to complete contractual commitments. Tom’s depth of experience in project management, operations and construction and facility projects make him an integral member of our team.
Ft. Lauderdale High School Phased Replacement* | Fort Lauderdale, FL | $13,000,000 | 2012
Ft. Lauderdale High School Aquatic Complex* | Fort Lauderdale, FL | $3,500,000 | 2012
Broward County Schools Southwest Bus Facility* | Davie, FL | $8,500,000 | 2011
Blanche Ely High School Football Stadium | Pompano, FL | $13,000,000 | 2011
Beachside Montessori Village* | Hollywood, FL | $25,300,000 | 2010
JM Family Enterprises Call Center Emergency Generator Facility* | St. Louis, MO | $1,200,000 | 2005