Ken Upchurch and longtime business partner Percy Thomas have built a team that is both inspiring and productive to work with as we build 22nd Century schools.
–Jeffrey S. Wilson, Ed.D., Director of Operations, Huntsville City Schools
Percy Thomas is a native of White Hall and a resident of Montgomery, Alabama, for 45 years. He is chairman and CEO of Thomas Construction & Masonry Co., Inc., a family-owned business that has constructed various projects throughout the Southeast and as far away as Colorado.
Percy is also a managing principal of TCU Consulting Services, LLC, a locally-owned construction consulting firm providing Owner Representation, Program Management, Facilities Planning, Strategic Planning, Construction Claims Consulting and Development Consulting services.
The fifth child born to the late Mr. James Thomas and Mrs. Rebecca Thomas, he is married to Dorothy S., and they have two lovely daughters, Laquan and Lakeshia.
A graduate of Central High School in Lowndes County, Alabama, and of Trenholm Technical College, Percy has received numerous awards from the construction industry and the community.
CURRENT BUSINESS & CIVIC ACTIVITIES
Board Member of the Chamber of Commerce
Board Member of the Small Business Resource Center (Chamber of Commerce)
Board Member of the Foundation Board (Trenholm Technical College)
One of the Founding Board Members of ISTAP (Alabama State University Booster Club)
Board Member of Higher Vision 2000
Central Alabama Contractors Association, Past President
Member of the Job Corps Advisory Board
Kershaw YMCA, Past Board Member
Member of the First Missionary Baptist Church
Member of the Board of Deacons, Chairman
Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Past Chairman
Male Chorus, Past President
W. KEN UPCHURCH, III
W. Ken Upchurch, III, is a lifelong resident of Montgomery, Alabama. He is chairman and CEO of
W.K. Upchurch Construction Co., Inc., a third-generation construction company that specializes in
commercial and high-end custom residential construction throughout the Southeast. Founded in 1930,
the firm is one of Alabama’s oldest continuously family-owned and operated construction companies.
Ken is also the managing principal of TCU Consulting Services, LLC, a locally-owned construction consulting firm providing Owner Representation, Program Management, Facilities Planning, Strategic Planning, Construction Claims Consulting and Development Consulting services.
Ken has taught the 10th grade Sunday school class at First United Methodist Church of Montgomery for
more than 20 years.
Ken and his wife Carol have two daughters, Coleman and Lucy.
CURRENT BUSINESS & CIVIC ACTIVITIES
YMCA Metro Board of Directors
Montgomery Education Foundation, Past President and Co-founder
A+ Education Foundation Board Member
Montgomery Academy Board of Trustees, Past Chairman
Huntingdon College Board of Trustees, Past Chairman
Jackson Hospital Board of Trustees, Chairman
National Associated General Contractors, Closely Held Business Committee
ServisFirst Bank Board Member
Leadership Montgomery, Class 1
Leadership Alabama, Class 9
Montgomery Planning Commission, Member and Past Chairman
Alabama Associated General Contractors, Board of Directors, Past Chairman
Alabama Associated General Contractors, Legislative Chairman
Montgomery Area Red Cross Board
First United Methodist Church of Montgomery Administrative Board
Montgomery Architectural Review Board
Landmarks Foundation Board
Partners in Education, Bear School
YMCA Youth Sports Coach
Central Alabama Community Foundation Board Member
Montgomery Advertiser Citizen of the Year 2002
Montgomery YMCA Man of the Year 2006