Tom began his career in construction working for a trim carpenter in New Jersey at sixteen. There, he developed a passion for quality craftsmanship and fell in love with the trade. After two years of college, Tom decided to return to the construction field and start his formal training by working with a company that focused on building custom homes.
In 1978, having decided on his career path, Tom got married, moved to Northern Virginia, and continued in the construction business as a project manager for Halco Engineering. Shortly thereafter, at the age of twenty-seven, he founded his own construction company – Vitale Construction Inc. (VCI) – where Tom focused on projects for companies like Boeing, Pitney Bowes, and US Airways. In 2000, he started VCI’s sister company, Oak Hill Building & Remodeling, after noticing there was a lack of qualified contractors in the DMV who specialized in remodeling and renovating houses.
Tom and his wife Susan enjoy spending time with their four children and nine grandchildren, all of who live locally. When he isn’t working, Tom enjoys following college basketball and football, and working on his vintage Morgan car.