J. Thomas “Tommy” Ahlquist, III is Chief Operating Officer of Gardner Company, a commercial real estate development company with corporate offices in Boise and Salt Lake City.
Gardner Co. has recently completed over 1.6 million square feet in the Treasure Valley. Notable projects include: City Center Plaza and Eighth & Main in downtown Boise, ID, West Valley Medical Complex in Caldwell, ID, Library Square in Nampa, ID, St. Luke’s Nampa Medical Plaza in Nampa, ID, St. Luke’s Meridian Ambulatory Center in Meridian, ID, Edgewood at Spring Creek Assisted Living in Eagle, ID, Mace River Ranch in Eagle, ID, The Portico at Meridian in Meridian, ID, and Eagle Island Crossing in Eagle, ID.
Up next, Gardner Co. will break ground on Parcel B in downtown Boise, and Ten Mile Crossing in Meridian. Gardner recently broke ground on Veranda Senior Living at Paramount in Meridian.
In 2001, Ahlquist founded Stat Pads LLC, the nation’s premier public access defibrillation management company. The company is headquartered in Boise and provides service for more than 50,000 AED’s around the country.
In 2010, Dr. Ahlquist opened a community health clinic, Unity Health Center in Meridian. The clinic is staffed by physician’s assistants to provide affordable health care to under-insured working families.
Tommy is currently serving on the Boise Chamber Board of Directors, the President’s Board of Directors for Boise State University, United Way Treasure Valley Board, the American Heart Association Board, Together Treasure Valley, and the FACES Foundation of Idaho. He is also on the YMCA’s Comprehensive Campaign Cabinet, and recently co-founded the Treasure Valley Leadership Alliance and Idaho 2020: Investing in Idaho’s Future.
He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1992 and Doctor of Medicine degree in 1996 from the University of Utah. He completed a residency in emergency medicine in 1999 at the University of Arizona.