Tom Elder

Founder/Board of Advisors

Elder Construction’s vision and leadership stems from its Founder Tom Elder, who has devoted over 45 years to the construction industry.  A graduate of Kansas State University, Tom gained invaluable experience working closely with local contractors on a vast range of construction projects before venturing out on his own in 1994.

“It is not the beauty of a building you should look at; it’s the construction of the foundation that will stand the test of time.”

David Allen Coe

Background & Experience

As an active member of several community organizations, Tom is always looking for ways to build better, whether with bricks and mortar or through support of nonprofits within the community. Tom stays involved with the company as an active member of Elder Construction’s Advisory Board and through a number of community and industry organizations in both Colorado Springs and Northern Colorado. “I enjoy being able to contribute to our community and industry and believe strongly that it’s a responsibility to do so.”

A native of Kansas, Tom moved to Colorado Springs in the summer of 1979. Away from work, he enjoys exploring and traveling with his wife Lisa and hiking, fly-fishing, backpacking and rafting with twin sons, Chris and Patrick. The Elder boys can tell you that there’s almost nothing their dad would rather be doing than working with his hands and mind to build.


  • Kansas State University