Tom is fourth generation in the Nursery and Landscape business. His great grandfather, Matthew Plews, was Master Gardener for Senator Wolcott, at Wolhurst Estates in the late 1800s. After leaving Senator Wolcott's employ, he started a small farm, orchard and seedling operation at the southeast corner of South Santa Fe Drive and what is now C470. The original farm house is still there, and is designated a Historical Site. Tom’s grandfather, Guy Woodman, and his brother, Roy, started a landscaping business in 1918. They later bought property on West Belleview Avenue in Littleton, and started a nursery as well. Tom’s dad, Bob, and his brothers, Leo, Bernard, and Leonard, took over the business in the early 1950s. This is when Tom got his start, at age seven, working weekends, holidays, and summers. In 1985, Tom, his brother Steve J., and his cousins Mike, Dave, and Steve A., took over Woodman Bros. The company continued to prosper and grow. In 2008, the brothers and cousins decided to pursue other interests, and sold Woodman Bros. Tom continues to keep the Woodman tradition alive, and the successful philosophy of 92 years is the philosophy he still subscribes to: Integrity, Quality, and Professionalism.
Tom served 10 years on the Board of Directors for the Colorado Nurseryman’s Association, and one year as its President. In 1989, he received the Colorado Nurseryman of the Year award. Tom also served two different terms on the Board of Directors for the Garden and Home Show, Inc. and has spent decades serving on committees and completing volunteer work for the Green Industry.
In the off-season, Tom and his brother, Steve, build custom log furniture and authentic Deer and Elk antler lamps and chandeliers.
Tom is an avid outdoorsman. His passions are hunting and fishing. He resides in Littleton with his lovely wife, Dee Dee. They are both very active in their church and enjoy their Cabin getaway, near Grand Lake, in the summer months.