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Demolition in Long Beach, California

Thomas Land Clearing Company has been providing Demolition and Environmental Services since 1987.

Our Story

Thomas Land Clearing Company was founded by Mr. Willie A. Thomas, a Birmingham, Alabama native. Willie learned the benefit and value of hard work, being a man of your word, and placing keen attention on small details. These things have helped shape his career and business. Willie spent four (4) years in the U.S. Air Force and worked for large corporations, such as U.S. Steel Corp. and Proctor and Gamble Inc., that he decided to venture out on his own. He began cutting lawns & trees and cleaning garages under the business name of “Thomas Yard Services.”

After several years of undertaking small jobs, an opportunity came his way, where he was to do a land clearing job. As a result of the completion of his 1st large project, other opportunities came his way in the area of demolition. It wasn’t until then that he changed the name to Thomas Land Clearing Company and has been doing Demolition Services since 1986.

Since 1986, Willie Thomas and Thomas Land Clearing Company have amassed a tremendous amount of knowledge and experience, which has allowed him to successfully complete numerous contracts in a highly professional manner.

We hope that you will take the time to review some of the videos from the earliest days, the middle years, and the present time.

Our clients range from private, public and federal agencies. A few to note within these agencies are as follows:

  • Private Sector: McDonalds Corp, Bixby Land Company, Pacific Theaters, and other general contractors, which include Walsh Shea and Granite Construction.
  • Public Sector: City of Long Beach, County of Los Angeles, Metro, and Caltrans
  • Federal Sector: U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, Department of Labor, Department of Veterans Affairs, Bureau of Prison, US Forest Department, US Air Force, US Army Corps of Engineers, NASA, and US Coast Guard

Dedicated to Providing Great Service

Thomas Land Clearing Company successfully completed nine (9) years of federal government contracting before graduating from the Small Business Administration’s 8a program. Upon graduating from the 8a program, TLC mentored Walter Thomas and Associates for several years. During this mentorship, WTA had a business growth of more than 100%.

machinery destroying an old residential building

Our company has a fleet of CAT equipment with demolition attachments that allow us to offer competitive prices for demolition services. Our CAT 345 CL and CAT 336DL excavators, along with their attachments, ensure that our projects are completed efficiently and safely with a high degree of recycling. Among the attachments that we have are 10,000-pound and 5,000-pound concrete breakers, Atlas Copco 360 degree rotational concrete pulverizer, BTI 1,000 concrete pulverizer, La Bounty RDG 90 rotational grapple, La Bounty 2500r rotational shear, and a La Bounty 2000r rotational shear.

TLC is proactive and ensures the safety of both its employees and clients. We do so by continuously providing our employees with the training, seminars, and certificates necessary in order to stay abreast of safety concerns within the demolition industry. All of our employees are CPR and quality controlled certified. Our operators and supervisors have certifications in safety from CAL OSHA, which includes lead and asbestos training.


Statement of Qualifications Available upon request

List of Certifications:
DGS – General Services – State of California
Supplier # 40073
Small Business Certification

A County – Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Metro File # 1615
Minority Owned Business Enterprise

Our Equipment

  • Cat 345 CL Excavator with 10,000 lb breaker, La bounty RG90 Rotational grapple
  • BTI MPC 1000 Pulverizer and Hydraulic Thumb
  • Cat 336 DL, 5,000 LB breaker, Atlas Copco Rotational Grapple and Hydraulic Thumb
  • Cat 973C Track Loader with 4 in 1 Bucket
  • S300 Bobcat
  • 2,000 Gallon Water Truck
  • John Deere 244 Rubber Tire Loader with 4 in 1 Bucket

Mentor Protégé Agreement

CTI Cage Code: 61DK5
Duns No: 831234088
CTI holds an ”A” License and Mentor (TLC) holds a “C21, B” License.

We have entered into an SBA Mentor Protégé Agreement with Robin Thorne of CTI Environmental. CTI is an 8(a) Economically Disadvantaged Women Owned Small Business. Thru this agreement we are able to provide Environmental Services, Demolition, Abatement Services, Emergency Clean up Services, Renovation, Debris Removal and Design Build New Construction. Our team has completed projects with various federal agencies and private sector firms and our reputation and past performances ensures that any opportunity to presented to us would be performed and managed in a highly professional manner.

CTI’s future plans are to broaden its operations within the federal government. Together with the strength and experience of Thomas Land Clearing Company, CTI will have the ability to manage and ensure quality control on projects involving the various services we can provide.

We will utilize the vast amount of experience and safe practices to perform demolition services and provide our clients with hands on supervision that is necessary for a great outcome on these projects. Our goal is to be the “Best Value” solution for our government clients and their offices.