Tower Construction was founded by Ben Shuff and Tom Brasher, two long-time co-workers with over 50 combined years in the construction industry. Having worked in nearly every role on a project - from laborer to superintendent, designer to owner's rep - they have a keen understanding of the expertise and perspective each individual brings to a project team and how vital each is to the success of a project. Drawing from this experience, Tower Construction strives to create an environment in which every member of the project team is engaged and empowered to maximize their individual success, in turn improving the performance of the team as a whole.
At Tower Construction, we strive to treat our clients fairly and respectfully by providing them with the best experience possible. We commit to maintaining an open and honest dialogue to promote well-informed decisions, and to creating a collaborative project environment that is respectful, professional, and enjoyable.
With over 35 years spent in the construction industry and >3.5 million square feet of building construction, Ben carries nearly a lifetime of frontline construction experience and knowledge. Ben entered the Florida construction industry at ground level in the mid/late 1970’s, then returned to Pennsylvania where he continued his career. He resided in Massachusetts from 1984 to 1994, where he constructed multiple commercial buildings in and around the greater Boston area. Ben holds a valid City of Boston builder’s license, which he obtained in 1992.
Since returning to central Pennsylvania in 1994, Ben has worked for commercial construction firms in a variety of management positions. In 2010, he founded Division 1 Consulting, where he’s overseen the successful completion of multiple student housing projects totaling 694,000 SF, and a new, 7-acre, state-of-the-art wastewater treatment facility.
In his 15 years in construction, Tom has amassed a wide variety of experience across all facets of the industry. After multiple internships - first as a highway construction inspector and then as a surveyor on a $250M bridge project in Norfolk, VA - he began his full-time career in Washington, DC working as an estimator and project engineer. He moved back to central PA in 2005, working as a land development designer for a local civil engineering firm.
In 2006, Tom moved into project management, where he has since worked for two different commercial construction firms. During this time, Tom has overseen more than 40 projects at Penn State University, including dozens of classroom, office, dorm, and lab renovations, numerous mechanical upgrades, and the construction of a new softball stadium complex. Aside from university work, he has successfully completed a wide range of projects across the state, including a commercial office building, a school renovation/addition, scattered site single-family PHFA housing, and over 500,000 SF in mid- and high-rise apartment buildings.
Tom holds a Bachelor's Degree from Penn State (CE, '03) and a Master's from Stanford (CEM, '04), and earned his Professional Engineering license in 2010. He is also a LEED Accredited Professional, and in 2016 obtained a Certificate in Management in Building Information Modeling (CM-BIM).
PE, LEED AP, CM-BIM
Who We Are
At Tower Construction, we strive to treat everyone fairly and honestly, creating a culture in which the efforts and expertise of everyone are respected and recognized.
Honesty. Integrity. Accountability.
When you work with us, you know your project will receive in-depth, personal attention straight from the company owners.
With all the experience of larger firms but just a fraction of the overhead, we offer the best service at the lowest cost to you and the project budget.
We continuously solicit input from all team members so that the entire team can benefit from everyone's shared insights and expertise.