Since it's founding, Thomas Construction Company has believed in giving back to the community in which the business has grown.  As an example of this, the Athletic Department at ETSU officially dedicated it's new baseballl field Thomas Stadium in 2013.  At the dedication ceremony, ETSU president Dr. Brian Noland had this to say:
"Gerald Thomas is a builder," Noland said. "He is a builder of roads, of structures. But he sees those buildings and projects as part of a larger whole. Gerald Thomas builds community. His work constitutes a shared vision of a better, stronger, more progressive region for us all. The stadium at East Tennessee State University that will forever bear the Thomas name is a permanent symbol of the love Gerald and Sandy Thomas hold for their part of the country."

ETSU athletics officially dedicates Thomas Stadium - 2-15-13