Leadership

TomThornton_webThomas Thornton, CGC, LEED AP
President

Thomas Thornton, founder and president of Thornton Construction Company, Inc., has been in the construction industry since the early 1990s. After graduating from the University of Florida with a B.S. in Building Construction, he worked alongside a couple of the top construction firms in Florida. Soon after he started his own company and was quickly successful.

Tom understands the responsibility of handling projects that will affect many people. This is why he has led Thornton Construction to develop a philosophy of having top-management involvement in all of our projects. It is because of this philosophy that our clients trust us and come back to us with their needs time and time again.

Tom has demonstrated a long history of commitment to his local community. In 2004, he was elected to serve on the State of Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board. In addition, he was elected to serve six years as Village Council member of the Village of Key Biscayne. He also contributes to various causes such as scholarship and hospital fundraising and has even performed some pro-bono projects.


Dago LeadershipDagoberto Diaz, RA, CGC 
Executive Vice President

Dagoberto Diaz holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Miami and is a Florida-registered architect and general contractor.  He has over 30 years of experience in the construction industry and is responsible for the overall company performance. Dago’s focus is on growing company revenue, acquiring new clients, ensuring customer satisfaction, and implementing our company’s strategic plan.  As such, he manages our Operations, Estimating, Business Development, Accounting and Human Resources departments to ensure their success and performance.


FelipeLaserna_webFelipe Laserna, CGC, LEED AP
Vice President of Construction

Felipe Laserna is a licensed General Contractor and LEED Accredited Professional with over 15 years of experience managing governmental, commercial and medical facilities. He has been with Thornton Construction for more than ten years managing sizeable projects at large facilities such as Broward County, Miami-Dade County, City of Miami, Miami International Airport, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, Memorial Healthcare System, and Baptist Health South Florida. Felipe is able to effectively manage multiple projects at once. Constantly interacting with management staff, he monitors a project’s performance, schedule and quality, ensuring that delays are avoided or minimized.


Cristina WebsiteCristina M. Trabada
Chief Financial Officer

Cristina possesses over 20 years of accounting experience, primarily for the construction industry, with a strict focus on budgeting, financial analysis and reporting, internal controls, risk management, management consulting, and strategic financial planning. She is principally responsible for the management of financial, administrative, information technology, and risk management operations of the company. Cristina’s ongoing efforts include the development of a financial and operational strategy, the metrics tied to that strategy, and the ongoing development and monitoring of control systems designed to preserve company assets and report accurate financial results.