Thomas F. HobartAfter earning his bachelor’s degree from Auburn in 1927, Mr. Hobart embarked on a career that would span more than half a century. His first job, transit man for the Alabama State Hwy. Dept., began a 15-year career with the state, between stints in the private sector.

In 1929 Mr. Hobart became a field engineer for Gulf States Steel Company of Gadsden, where he stayed until 1932 when he returned to the highway department as resident engineer.

In 1937, he met a new challenge as superintendent for Carlton Contracting Company of Albany, Ga. He then headed back to the highway department for eight years three as resident engineer and five as assistant division engineer in charge of construction.

In 1946 Mr. Hobart became general manager and chief engineer for Southern Amiesite Asphalt Company of Birmingham, where he remained for more than 30 years. Upon incorporation, he became the firm’s vice president and general manager.

He served as president of the Alabama Asphalt Plant Mix Assoc.; president of the Alabama Road Builders Assoc.; national director of the American Road Builders Assoc.; and president of the Alabama Branch of the Associated General Contractors of America.