Tom Allen, President and Principal of Compass Property Inspections, began his career as a builder and licensed electrician in the State of Connecticut. While working on residential commercial and industrial properties, he attended college at the University of New Haven and Waterbury State Technical College focusing on advanced studies in building design and electrical engineering.
Following success in 15 years of working in a highly technical field, Tom accepted a leadership position in buildings and grounds facility and construction services as the Executive Director with a local prestigious Liberal Arts College. Tom was responsible for the planning and implementation of nearly $500M in new construction and renovated facilities, transforming the campus while working with premier architectural and engineering firms through the process. In managing day-to-day facility operations he was responsible for a $20M annual budget, energy conservation initiatives and oversight of more and 140 employees, a team comprised of carpenters, HVAC technicians, electricians, plumbers, painters, grounds and custodial staff.
“You’ve been great for the College and losing you will be hard for the organization… any organization would be lucky to have you.” – College President
“I can’t tell you how much I appreciated your dedication to the college, your many skills, and your honesty.” – College Vice President of Finance and Administration
After developing 32 years of experience in the technical field and Higher Education facilities management, Tom branched out to establish Compass Property Inspections, a family-run venture in inspection/consultation services to home owners, commercial properties and educational facilities.
Tom holds a property inspection certification and license from the State of Connecticut and New York as well as multiple industry designations in advanced professional inspection courses.
In addition to his love for building design, Tom enjoys spending time with his family, boating and alpine skiing where he has been a volunteer for the National Ski Patrol at Mohawk Mountain for 30+ years. Tom along with family members have also built and renovated multiple homes within the family from the ground up.