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Thomas Worford

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Thomas Worford

Thomas Worford

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Thomas (Tom) Worford is the Owner and President of ENGINEERED BUILDINGS, INC., a contracting firm, furnishing and erecting Butler metal buildings in southeastern Michigan. Worford began the business in 1988 after working for Butler Manufacturing Company for over 18 years in engineering, sales and marketing. Butler is the world’s leader in the sales of pre-engineered metal buildings.

Worford, has led his company to numerous awards such as: High Performance Builder (18) times, Self-Storage Builder of the Year, Butler Million Dollar Club and has earned a Career Butler Builder award earned by only the top 10% of Butler builders worldwide. ENGINEERED BUILDINGS, INC. is the only African American owned Butler Builder worldwide.

Worford continues to be involved in the community, as a Board member and former president of 100 Black Men of Greater Detroit, Inc.; past District West Chairman of the Detroit Area Council of Boy Scouts of America; Junior Achievement in school facilitator; Merrill Lynch Detroit External Advisory Board member; and attends Hartford Memorial Baptist Church.

Thomas and his wife Carolyn, and their children now reside in metro Detroit area after relocating from Kansas City. Tom continues personally mentoring youth through the 100 Black Men Sports Buddies program with Big Brothers Big Sisters and is the Mentoring Chairman for the Greater Detroit chapter of 100 Black Men.

“It is all about the youth!”