Ravi Norman


Thor Construction Co.



Founded by Richard Copeland, Thor Construction ranks as the largest minority-owned business in Minnesota and one of the largest African-American-owned construction companies in the U.S. Ravi Norman, promoted from CFO to CEO in 2009, brings a strong background in finance to Thor, where he has emerged as an inspiring leader. Thor plans to move its headquarters from Fridley to north Minneapolis, a corner of the city that has long faced challenges attracting business and employment. Earlier this year Norman told TCB, “We think this is an opportunity for us to lead with our dollars, time and actions, and not just with our words.”