One Team; One Fight | Lee's Summit Lifestyle Feature
The culture for Eric Thogerson and his team at ALLCAT mirrors his military work ethic: “One Team, One Fight.”
“We’re better together. I tell all the guys, there’s nobody that can say ‘that’s not my job.’ We’re all a solid team,” Thogerson said. “When we fail, we fail together; when we succeed, we succeed together. It’s kind of the military mindset; you must know the role of whoever is in front of you and behind you. We have leaders, but our leaders go out on the job site too.”
Thogerson’s work ethic started after high school when he worked for the largest non-union construction company in the Midwest. Later, driven by the events of Sept. 11, 2001, Thogerson joined the Army and was eventually deployed to Iraq.
After nearly a year in Iraq, he returned home, bringing his passion to the “One Team, One Fight” motto. Then he set his passion towards more, opening a company doing framing and home remodeling in Colorado, which led him to Kansas City, where he spent 12 years in insurance adjusting and consulting.
Then in 2020, he opened ALLCAT. ALLCAT specializes in residential and commercial construction, landscape and design, and construction consulting. Thogerson and his team take the approach to ensure no part of the construction process falls through the proverbial cracks.
As a U.S. military veteran wounded during his time in Iraq, Thogerson’s ALLCAT is verified as a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business, actively seeking other veteran-owned businesses and projects to collaborate and help each other grow.
“I love to work with other veterans and vendors,” Thogerson said, noting his company seeks government-based projects and veteran-owned and staffed contractors and subcontractors.
Currently, ALLCAT employs 30 and focuses on various projects, including a coffee shop, a surgery center in Lee’s Summit, and many more. They are also focused on fueling growth and expansion by adding various rockstar team members to help them reach their full potential. They recently expanded to launch a new company division, Rooted Happiness, which will deliver gorgeous potted plant arrangements to residential and commercial properties on a subscription basis.
Whether it’s construction, general contracting, landscaping and design, snow removal, irrigation drainage, or retaining walls, Thogerson said his team takes the same approach to each project. “One Team, One Fight”
As a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business, ALLCAT would like to recognize, honor, and thank all who have served our country!