Anthony (Tony) B. Thomas, PE is a Senior Consultant for SME’s Facility and Infrastructure Services Group. He also serves as Regional Manager of the Detroit office that opened in 2015. Tony has 23 years of civil engineering expertise and is passionate about being a trusted advisor for our clients and helping them find solutions to their toughest challenges.

Tony supervises, conducts and reviews pavement evaluations, and implements management systems. He prepares scopes of service and fee estimates, formulates evaluation plans, and prepares schematic repair plans and budgets. He is known for providing professional engineering services in relation to paving, asset management and infrastructure rehabilitation. Tony prepares construction documents for use in bidding, provides construction administrative services, and supervises construction testing services for site improvement and pavement projects. He also provides guidance and support to junior staff on pavement related projects.

In support of the ONE|SME mantra, Tony is good at knowing who can be “plugged in” to bring solutions from all SME experts to a project. He lives this philosophy every day and tries to cluster SME services and experts to support clients. Tony thrives on interweaving various aspects of evaluations together to provide a one-stop shop for clients. He strives to bring innovation to his clients and finds it exciting to hear clients say,” I didn’t know you could do that”, or “I didn’t know SME did that.” Tony enjoys getting in front of clients (formal and informal) and discussing practical solutions to their problems. He thrives in a public speaking forum where he can discuss topics he is passionate about.

Tony finds it exciting to be the pavement engineer of record for the Roads and Bridges award for Full Depth Reclamation at the Karn Weadock Power Plant – Warehouse Road Program.

Outside of engineering, Tony is an avid MSU Spartan fan and claims to bleed green. He loves anything Spartan, but football, basketball and hockey are his favorites. Apart from the green, Tony plays golf and very much enjoys spending time with his wife of 23 years and teenage daughter. He is also involved in volunteer work designing and building residential ADA ramps and mentoring school age and collegiate programs.


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Turnkey services provided on an expedited schedule

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