John Thomann, a Leader in the Construction Industry in New York, Died on July 4, 2015

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John Served As Vice President and General Manager of Turner Construction Company’s Interiors Group for Past Ten Years

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We are deeply saddened to inform you that John Thomann, who has served as vice president and general manager of Turner’s Interiors group in New York for the past ten years, died on July 4, 2015. John, who was diagnosed with cancer six years ago, is survived by his wife, Kathleen, daughter Jacqueline and son James.

Upon graduation from Manhattan College in 1987, John joined Turner Construction Company in New York. Under his leadership, Turner’s New York Interiors group grew steadily – now completing more than $700 million in construction volume – and earned recognized as one of the leading interiors contractors in New York.

A native of Queens, John had a positive impact across New York City as he led the delivery of our service to clients in the commercial office, retail, hospitality, sports and entertainment, education, and government sectors. Notable clients include The New York Yankees, The New York Times, New York University, Time Inc., Time Warner, Hearst, Brookfield Properties, Boston Properties, JetBlue, and Bloomberg.
John’s most recent projects include,

  •     Condé Nast’s 1.2 million square foot headquarters fit-out located on floors 20 to 44 at One World Trade Center
  •     The renovation of the Rainbow Room at 30 Rockefeller Plaza for Tishman Speyer Properties
  •     Brookfield Place at 230 Vesey Street, the transformation of the former World Financial Center’s 120,000 square foot retail atrium.
  •     Redevelopment of the Times Square Marriott Marquis. The most prominent project feature is the “beyond 4K” digital billboard, the largest of its kind in the world.

John also made a difference through his leadership and support of community and industry organizations. John received the Victory Award for outstanding commitment to charitable giving from the Saint Dominic’s Home, the Francis Award from the St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters for his outstanding charitable works, and the Progress of Peoples Achievement Award from Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens for outstanding leadership and commitment to creating secure homes in a caring community for low-income seniors and families, the disabled and formerly homeless.

John loved his family and cared deeply about his staff. His hobbies included his 1966 Pontiac GTO, attending the Jones Beach Air Show and fishing. John was an avid fan of the Mets, Jets, and Islanders.

John's friendship, leadership, service and mentorship will be missed by all who knew him.

Visitations will be held Wednesday, July 8th at Connell Funeral Home in Huntington Station, New York.A memorial service will follow July 9th at St. Elizabeth’s Church, Melville, New York.

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