Wilmington-based Thomas Construction Group is pleased to announce its newest hires — Annette Devore, Billy Ries, and Richard Santiago.
Devore of Pender County, with over 20 years of estimating and project management experience, has joined the Thomas Construction Group Preconstruction Department as the first female estimator. Devore will be responsible for evaluating project specifications and drawings.
Originally a Texas native, Devore, has been in North Carolina for over 10 years.
Devore has many interests outside of work, including a passion for clean wine. She also enjoys boating with her family.
Ries most recently was a project safety coordinator in Southern California, where he worked for a large power line company. He joins Thomas Construction Group as safety manager.
Ries lives in Wilmington. He is a graduate of Keene State College where he received his degree in Occupational Safety & Health Sciences, prior to working for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
In his spare time, Ries enjoys being on the water or in the sun, and is excited to begin learning more about saltwater fishing.
Santiago lives in Pender County. He joins Thomas Construction Group as the first in-house information technology specialist.
Among his many accomplishments, Santiago is a distinguished veteran of the U.S. Army and has an extensive background in information technology. He prides himself on his success in program development and technical training.
Santiago spends most of his spare time with his wife and grandchildren. Most recently, he has begun playing Virtual Reality video games with his 13-year-old granddaughter.
This article originally appeared on Wilmington StarNews: Thomas Construction hires Annette Devore, Billy Ries, Richard Santiago