In 2000, Tom Howlett and Rick Allen joined forces and established Synergy Building Company, Inc. Tom had years of hands on and management experience in construction in Hawaii, California, and North Carolina, and has been a licensed general contractor since 1986. He started doing construction projects in North Carolina as a sole proprietor, under the name Synergy Building Company in 1996.
Rick brought experience in construction management, business management, and building materials, having owned & managed a building materials supply company in Illinois since 1987.
In addition, Rick and Tom both have graduate level educations in the area of human services. This similar background has engendered an approach to general contracting and construction management that not only values the importance of schedules, budgets, and quality craftsmanship, but also emphasizes clear communications, and cooperative relationships.
Synergy Building Company, as a group, has over 100 years of experience at various aspects of construction. Our employees have proven themselves on a wide variety of building projects and know what it takes to ensure a positive process, and a great outcome.
Most of our employees have owned their own businesses, and know that there is a substantial difference between simply doing a job, and being a dedicated team member focused on a company’s success. They know that exceptional focus and job skills are a large part of a successful company, but that in addition excellence as a company requires an attitude focused on providing a great experience, and exceptional customer service.