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"All I ever wanted to do was to design buildings."


After graduating with a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Florida in 1982, Bert worked at various architecture firms, earning experience under the likes of Harry MacEwen, J. Pride-Rodriguez, and Jim Robbins.  Prior to opening his own private architecture firm in 1984, the experience gained as a general contractor and architect under the guidance of these established local architects enabled Bert to not only elaborate creatively, but also successfully manage a project from initial concepts to completion of the building. 

Bert Thomas, Principal Architect

"My experience as Thomas Construction Company, then Thomas Development Corporation, and for the last thirty-plus years as Bert Thomas Architect, is an ever-learning and rewarding one. The value of an architect who was also once a general contractor enables a project to flow smoothly and escape many of the pitfalls that can occur in any project.  Being a part of a community that values unique, creative, and interest-inspiring projects is exciting, and I look forward to meeting the people that are part of, and will be part of, this collaborative process of design."


Named as one of Tampa's top architects by!

What an honor to be listed as one of the top 3 architects in Tampa! Even more so, we were humbled by the selection criteria that they deemed us to have met: reputation, credibility, experience, availability, and professionalism.  Click the images for more detail, and the link for the article!


"We found Bert to be thoroughly competent and professional, creative, receptive to suggestions, timely in the performance of his services, and in every other respect an essential contributor to a highly successful project."

Michael L. Jamieson, Law Offices of Holland & Knight

"I've never seen a contractor so intimately involved in both the oversight and the plain hard work.  We are very grateful to Bert both for his exacting skills and his tremendous design ability."

Tom Arnett, M.D.

"I just wanted to take a few minutes to let you know how pleased we are with the work you have done.  It was quite astonishing that following our first meeting, you were able to put on paper exactly what we were looking for.  Not only are we pleased with the aesthetics of the residence, the interior floor plan was right on!  In fact, some of the details that we wanted to incorporate into the plan were in place and we never mentioned a word about it.  I am stopped just about every time I am at the site by a neighbor saying how lovely the design is and how they are excited to see the finished product.  You must remember we are at the gateway to our neighborhood, and what is on our lot bears a great deal of importance to many owners of upscale homes in the area.  The decision of choosing the right architect is critical when building a home for yourself, and work along can't do enough justice in assuring you of how lucky we feel having you on the job!"

Claudia & Matthew Mosk, Mosk Development Co. 

"Mr. Thomas, on several occasions, has performed his services in a manner and a time frame which other firms were unable to accomplish.  His dedication to detail and his ability to organize bid and construction documents has always been very professional."

T. Clayton Jenkins, President, T. Clayton Jenkins Construction Co., Inc.

"Although we had an idea on what we were trying to achieve, your ideas were vital in making our house an attractive, practical, and functional one."

Sam Castellano

"I sought an architect who had an eye and a heart, as well as a good mind, to bring about a religious dimension to our renovation.  Our choice of Bert Thomas was the best I could have imagined.  He was able to translate my thoughts into a comprehensive, integrated, and economic project.  In business relationships one often makes new acquaintances, but not new friends.  I am happy to say that in meeting and working with Bert Thomas, I have made a lasting friend.  This recommendation is one I am truly happy to write because Bert is such a good man and fine architect."

Rev. Joseph F. Doyle, past S.J. President of Jesuit High School

"Mr. Thomas did an excellent job in maximizing the efficiency of my office space.  He provided prompt and excellent service.  I would highly recommend his service to anyone."

Robert J. Wellen, Jr., PA

"Bert Thomas incorporates a teamwork approach to the project along with a 'can do' attitude which enables all involved parties to achieve success.  Decisions are made in a timely and professional manner to enable the project to stay on schedule and within budget.  We have constructed several new commercial projects as well as remodel/renovations projects with Bert.  He displays a positive attitude and is fair and equitable in representing the Owner and the Contractor.  It is a pleasure to be a part of his projects."

William H. Scarle, President, Triad Construction Services, Inc

"I've developed a strong trust and liking for Bert Thomas due to his work ethic and his ability to define a problem, identify and discuss potential solutions, and recommend the best solution to fit the situation."

Joe Harvey, Director of Property Management of Goodwill Industries- Suncoast

"Bert brings design and structural expertise to his drawings and is practical and organized in his communications and meetings with contractors, owners, subcontractors, and city/county officials."

Greg Johnson, President, Precise Contruction

"Not only was Bert involved in the design of our building, but our entire complex.  He was easy to work with, able to take the various needs of many different people, and put them all together to help us design a highly successful and award winning dealership.  I believe anyone considering Bert would find that they had made a great choice if they decide to have him oversee their project."

Don Wallace, President & CEO, Lazydays RV

"I would like to take the opportunity to say an enthusiastic 'Thank You' for surpassing my wildest expectations in meeting an unrealistic deadline and furthermore, providing superior architecture.  In doing so, you have assisted us in meeting our goals and objectives for our client.  We appreciate your talent and professionalism, and look forward to many more opportunities to collaborate with you on our projects."

Thomas Deal, Heidt & Associates, Inc.

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