Professional Profile: Tom Gears 2017

Tom Gears

Name: Tom Gears

Title: President

Company: SWBR

Location: 387 East Main St., Rochester, NY 14604 

Birthplace: Rochester, NY

Education: Bachelor of Architecture, Kent State University 

First job outside of real estate: Swimming pool installer

First job in real estate or allied field: Intern architect, SWBR 

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? As SWBR president, I am focused on keeping our amazing people energized about our work, which positively impacts lives through meaningful design. I retain trusted client relationships. And, I strategize to maintain a growth path for the entire team moving forward. 

How do you unwind from a busy day in real estate? You will probably find me golfing, spinning/cycling, or cooking (ok, mostly grilling) with the family.    

Favorite book or author: Stephen Covey

Favorite movie: Pulp Fiction (for the witty repartee). 

Last song you downloaded? Jack White, Acoustic Recordings (I only download full albums!) 

One word to describe your work environment: Collaborative

Rules to live by in business: Make a promise, keep a promise. 

If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead) who would it be and where would you go? Thomas Jefferson, his place. 

What is your dream job? Winery owner