Bellefontaine | Columbus, OH – Thomas & Marker Construction announces changes as the organization transitions into its third generation of leadership. Effective June 1, Alison Marker has been named the new President and Jacob Johnson the new Executive Vice President. Randy Marker has been the President/CEO of the organization since 1999 and will remain the CEO, continuing to focus on building and maintain client relationships. Randy stated: “Since joining us six years ago, Alison has unequivocally demonstrated exceptional leadership skills and a relentless focus on advancing our vision.  Alison is a responsible and swift decision maker and takes full ownership of her actions. Associate development, profitability, building a vibrant organization, community engagement, diversity, an unparalleled work ethic and a contagious enthusiasm are a few of Alison’s hallmarks.” Jacob Johnson has been with Thomas & Marker since 2000, and has continually taken on greater management responsibilities and is known for his remarkable aptitude and drive to run work and lead teams. The firm will continue its focus on delivering exceptional services for our clients, developing and recognizing our associates, strengthening our market share in Ohio, and doing so with high efficiency, quality and productivity.

Alison shared: “I am honored that the company entrusted me with this role, and I look forward to working with Randy, Jacob, and our Leadership Team to continue to build on our 62 years of success. We are fortunate to have such a highly skilled and talented team of associates, and along with our strong leadership and vision, we are well-positioned for the future.”

Alison and Jacob have initiated additional organizational changes that will position the Company for continued long-term growth and success:

  • Colin McBride – promoted to Vice President of Finance and Risk Management
  • Rich Pontius – promoted to Vice President of Design Management
  • Samone Melson – promoted to Vice President of Columbus Operations
  • Eric Hickey – promoted to Vice President of Construction
  • Shaun Whetstone – promoted to Estimating Department Manager
  • Matt Ludwig – promoted to Department Manager, Project Management
  • Marcus St. Clair – promoted to Human Resources Manager

About Thomas & Marker Construction Company

Thomas & Marker is a full-service construction company accommodating clients throughout the state of Ohio.  Since its establishment in 1956, Thomas & Marker has developed a reputation for fair business dealings, the ability to complete highly technical and complex projects, and to maintain a staff of bright and dedicated associates.  The company currently operates out of two offices—one in Bellefontaine and one in Columbus.  They offer a variety of construction services including design/build, construction management, estimating, general contracting and consultation. Their project portfolio ranges from zoological exhibits to mixed use facilities and complex waste water treatment plants, and their intense client-focus is present across every industry they service.  For more information, visit