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Tom Barber

Owner, Sales & Production, is a licensed builder (Michigan license # 21-01-072044) and is the qualifying officer of Barber Construction, Inc., Michigan license #21-02-117385.

Tom has been a member of the National Association of Home Builders since 1987 and is a Alternate National Director. He was the 2010 President of the Home Builders Association of Michigan. He is a Life State Director and has served on several committees at local and state associations. On the local level, he has served as President of the Home Builders Association of North Central Lakes (formerly Tri-Lakes Home Builders) in 1988-1989,  1999-2000, and 2015-

Passionate about the building industry, Tom has earned several certifications by attending seminars all over the country. Continuing his education is not only important, but critical to keeping Barber Construction current with best practices.

Certifications held by Tom:

  • Certified Graduate Remodeler, CGR
  • Certified Green Professional, CGP
  • Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist, CAPS
  • Certified Lead Paint Renovator, CR
  • Barber Construction, Inc. is a Certified Lead Paint Firm.

Other interests:

  • Served on the Gerrish Township Planning Commission since 1990, many as chairman.
  • Supported many community projects such as an addition for a handicapped boy, fairgrounds kitchen,
  • Ramp-A-Thon and repairs to a historical schoolhouse.
  • Belongs to the Houghton Lake Masonic Lodge, Worshipful Master in 1996, Secretary of the lodge for several years and Master Mason of the Year Award in 2003.

Wilma Barber

Owner & Office Administrator. Wilma has been the Executive officer of Home Builders Association of North Central Lakes (formerly Tri-Lakes Home Builders) for over 23 years.

Ray Whitman

Project Manager & Lead Carpenter. Has been in the building business for over twenty years and has been with Barber Construction since 2007. Ray is a Certified Lead Paint Renovator and is a Vinyl Siding Institute Certified Installer.

Bill Johnston

Lead Carpenter. Has been with Barber Construction since 2002 and building for twenty plus years. He is also a Certified Lead Paint Renovator.

Don Tryon

Carpenter.  Has been with Barber Construction since 2012 and has been in the building industry for many years.

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