LEED® AP BD+C
US Green Building Council, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, Accredited Professional in Building Design and Construction
National Association of Home Builders, Certified Green Professional
National Association of Homebuilders, Certified Aging in Place Specialist
Roger Thomas is the Owner of Choice Builders, one of Southern Utah’s select general contractors.
In addition to the many amazing homes throughout Southern Utah and in the Cedar City Festival of Homes, a few of Mr. Thomas’ recent commercial projects include Moonridge Academy Educational Building, Mountain Springs Preparatory Academy Bridge Houses, Cashman Caterpillar Corporate Headquarters, Dakota Landings Hotel, and the Prairie Vista Apartments.
Service is an integral part of Roger’s approach to business. Not only does he provide amazing service to his customers, he serves his community as an Executive Board Member for the Iron County Home Builders’ Association, and a Board Member for the Cedar City Rotary Club. Mr. Thomas is also a Utah State Representative for the Home Builders, and he serves as an appointed member on the Cedar City Board of Adjustments, and as the Chairperson for the Cedar Highlands Planning Commission. Additionally, he is an active member of the Cedar City Chamber of Commerce, and the Iron County Board of Realtors. His participation builds goodwill, connectivity, and enhances his outreach when serving his customers.
Proudly serving his country for 8 years as a nuclear engineer in the US Navy, Mr. Thomas quickly rose through the ranks and became one of the youngest Chief Petty Officers in his command. He then received a dual major in Forestry (specializing in Ecosystem Management) and Philosophy (specializing in Ethics) from the University of Idaho. Both of these degrees compliment his dedication to sustainability and personal integrity. With his degrees and strong work ethic, Roger earned a Commission in the US Air Force. He continues to serve his country as a Major in the Air Force Reserves at Nellis Air Force Base, Las Vegas, training pilots how to integrate space assets.
Mr. Thomas began his construction career early in life. He found that not only did he enjoy building, but he was very good at it too. After the US Navy, Roger returned to building with Lantana, a premier home design-build company in Tucson, Arizona. It was there that Mr. Thomas grew in the industry and ultimately became the general manager of this highly regarded firm. His next step led him to a commercial builder, Lang Wyatt, also in Tucson, Arizona. Through his leadership, the company flourished and he became a Junior Partner. From there, he was Division Manager for Burke Construction Group in Las Vegas, Nevada. With his strong work ethic and integrity, Roger quickly earned a position on the Executive Management Team at this prestigious firm. Roger’s life-long construction career has been one focused on advancing building knowledge, leadership, and providing outstanding customer service centered on communication.
Roger’s company, Choice Builders, provides clients with amazing service and construction based on a wealth of experience and knowledge from building in diverse markets throughout the Western United States over the past 30-plus years. Choice Builders serves their clients with integrity and value with collaborative communication, and by utilizing advanced technologies including 24/7 client access to their project information using Choice Builders’ online client portal.