Meet the Team

Experts in New Home Building

Tom French

Tom began his business in 1979 and has been building homes full-time ever since. He received his B/S degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kansas, and later obtained a Master's Degree in Business Administration from UMKC. You may read more about Tom's background and philosophy in the "About Us" section of this web page.

Gayle French
Vice President/Co-Owner

Gayle has been in partnership with Tom in the home building endeavor since 1979. She has a degree in education from the University of Kansas, and taught school for 7 years. Gayle manages design and decorating of model homes, and oversees options for clients in the selection process. Gayle's influence has proved an enormous contribution to the success of Tom French Homes.

Paul Gibson
Vice President of Construction

Paul began his career with Tom French Construction in 1983. Paul obtained a bachelor's degree in Construction Management from Pittsburgh State University. He oversees field work and project managers. Paul manages quality control and scheduling, holding the company and employees at high standards.

Steve Ramey
Construction Estimator

Steve grew up in the Odessa area on his family's dairy farm. He has worked in the home building industry for 30 years. He is very pleased and thankful to be a part of the Tom French Construction team, working as the construction estimator. Steve enjoys the farm, the outdoors, and the hustle & bustle of construction projects. He loves spending time with his family and friends. Tom French Construction is very happy to welcome Steve to the TFCI Team.

Dan Mangum
Project Assistant

Dan grew up in Johnson County, attending Blue Valley North HS and the University of Kansas. After working in the automotive industry for 10 years, Dan started his own company doing renovation work and flipping homes in the South Kansas City area. Dan is excited to join the Tom French team and help continuing building excellence.

Johanna Nemec

Johanna has been with Tom French Homes since 1998. She attended Kansas State University and obtained a bachelor's degree in Interior Design. She meets directly with customers to finalize decorating selections, and works closely with Gayle on model homes.