Thomas Bullock graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s in architecture in 1949. He joined CRS in 1950 as a draftsman. Bullock played a major part in opening the Oklahoma City office (1952) as well as moving the firm to Houston in 1958. He was made a partner of the firm in 1954 and was promoted to managing partner in 1957. Under his management, the Jones Hall for the Performing Arts Project became a landmark in Houston and received much acclaim in the architectural world.
For over thirty years, Bullock held primary management and business development responsibilities for the firm. In 1971, he spearheaded the firm’s incorporation and initial public stock offering. Bullock guided the development of the CRS Group by both acquisitions and business expansion; in 1983 he was instrumental in the purchase of the J.E. Sirrine Co., a leading U.S. engineering firm. The merger of the two companies formed the present CRSS Inc.
By the time of his retirement, Thomas Bullock was Board Chairman of CRSS Inc., having ultimate authority over the business and financial activities of the 3,000 employees and more than 40 offices of CRSS around the world. Bullock retired in 1989.
Thomas Bullock died in 2007 at age 84.