Irwin, Thomas R.

Thomas R. Irwin, Transportation Hall of HonorTom Irwin entered the highway construction industry in 1969. He has held prominent positions in state and nation transportation associations throughout his career. He was president and owner of Hodgkiss & Douma Inc. (H&D) with two other principals from 1984 to 2005. Irwin believes transportation associations provide a significant opportunity to gain knowledge, personal and business growth, industry friendships, and make a contribution to the industry. He is past president of the Michigan Road Builders Association (now the Michigan Infrastructure Transportation Association), past president of the Michigan Asphalt Paving Association (now the Asphalt Paving Association of Michigan), past state director of the National Asphalt Paving Association, past state director of the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), and past co-chair of ARTBA’s environmental committee. He was past president of the Michigan Technological University (Michigan Tech) Fund board of trustees, serving on the board for 11 years. Irwin received Michigan Tech’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 2014. He also has served on a number of community and business boards.