Lancaster Connects

Lancaster Connects

Tiny Homes, Big Visions For Vets featuring Thomas W. Zimmerman Jr. of Veterans Outreach of Pennsylvania: Episode 107

August 21, 2023

In this episode, Ben and Jeff speak with Tom Zimmerman, a lifelong resident of central Pennsylvania. Tom's story is one of service, dedication, and unwavering commitment to making a positive impact.

Tom's career spanned over three decades at EBG Resistors, LLC, where he navigated sales, engineering, and leadership roles. His contribution to this successful multinational business start-up played a pivotal role in supplying high-voltage, high-powered niche resistors to industries such as military, medical, aerospace, energy, and electric vehicles. As one of only three manufacturers worldwide, his influence stretched across North and South American markets, leaving an indelible mark.

Beyond his professional accomplishments, Tom's dedication to his community shines brightly. Post-retirement, he redirected his energy towards establishing a "Tiny Homes" village along the Susquehanna River, offering a lifeline to veterans experiencing homelessness. Co-founding Veterans Outreach of Pennsylvania (VOPA), a 501(c)(3) organization, Tom's leadership has raised nearly $4 million in the past three years for this innovative project. The episode delves into the intricacies of this project, from architectural design and fundraising to community coordination.

Tune in for a captivating conversation as Ben and Jeff learn more about Tom Zimmerman - a man who continues to prove that success is not just measured in business achievements, but in the lives we touch and the communities we uplift.