Thomas Buckingham

Thomas Buckingham is an artisan, manager, motivator, perfectionist…and most of all a builder. Not a General Contractor. For they build structures. Builders build people’s dreams.

Upon graduation from Oregon State University in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business, he began a career in the business world in telecommunications. Rising to the position of General Manager Small/Medium Business Accounts for GTE, his staff of engineering, technical support, sales, and sales support handled the territory from Southern Washington down into Northern California. A corporate career was a certainty.

Then Thomas and his wife had their first custom home built for them… After the second home was built for them, his love of home building became reality. Founding Buckingham Resources 23 years ago, allowed Thomas to blend his business skills and his artistic talents. Building his first custom home in the high desert, mountain skiing town of Bend, Oregon in 1989, a life-long passion and career as a builder had begun. In three short years, Buckingham Resources was chosen by the developers over hundreds of applicants to join six other elite custom builders with an average tenure five times his, as “Featured Builders” in the high end community of Broken Top.

Sixteen years later after building the finest of homes and exceeding his client’s expectations, he was chosen to build the largest estate ever built in the state of Oregon. Completed in 2011, this equestrian estate is comprised of 215 acres, 17 buildings, over 9 miles of fiber optic cable interconnecting voice/data/video, 37,000 sqft indoor clear span steel riding arena, four separate stables with European style stalls for 68 horses, and an 11,000sqft main residence.

Thomas Buckingham truly each and every day, lives his dream career…



Doug Cook

Doug Cook has been an integral member of the Buckingham Resource’s team since 2002. Providing expert Project Management and highly skilled Specialty Finish Carpentry, he brings over 35 years of construction expertise to our projects. From framing to finish carpentry, he has done it all. Having grown up in a family of builders, his father was a commercial contractor. He is truly a “builder’s builder.” This background gives him the experience and knowledge to oversee custom projects that require a vast attention to the finest details. Doug is keenly aware that great finish details begin literally at the excavation for the foundation.

Our clients are constantly complimenting his dedication to excellence, trustworthiness, can-do attitude, and out going personality…and above all his craftsmanship.


Doug loves spending time with his family, riding motorcycles, watching sports & cycling.