About Atlas Companies

Atlas’ team possesses more than 50 years experience in the development industry and specializes in real estate development, construction management, project closeout, quality control, full site inspection, a unique process of financial viability testing, full financial modeling and project financing, as well as asset management.

strategy, mission, vision

We are committed to providing our partners with individual attention tailored for their specific success. Strategically tracking trends and developments within the industry, Atlas carefully evaluates each project for viability and expected rates of return. Our collaboration with industry experts, as well as our partners, ensures each project we perform meets the highest industry standards while maintaining budgets and schedules.


Tom Deters

Tom Deters

Founder & Managing principal

Tom Deters has been active in the real estate, development and construction industry for 30 years; beginning his career in the real estate development industry serving as construction manager and president for various construction companies across the nation where he directed the research, development, finance, renovation and construction of all types of commercial, healthcare and housing projects. Deters has owned and operated mid-Missouri’s largest property management company. He has been awarded Small Business of the Year from the Chamber of Commerce, has been awarded the prestigious “40 under 40” award by the Business Times, has been recognized as an Award of Excellence winner by the Illinois Department of Commerce, and has received the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) accredited professional certification.

Jessica Deters

Broker & Partner

In an environment 90% male dominated, Jessica Deters is a standout. Not one to sit by and wait for things to happen, Jessica makes them happen, all the while ensuring from start to finish her customers have an unsurpassed construction experience.

With a Bachelor’s in Journalism from the University of Missouri Columbia, followed by an MBA from the University of Texas, Jessica is a natural leader. She is well-versed in demonstrated management best practices and repeatedly taps into the workplace for commercial and operational leadership of key strategic initiatives. What sets Jessica apart is her willingness to take difficult situations and turn them around with sound strategy and clearly defined outcomes.

Of particular note was her earlier experience at the world’s largest renewable energy corporation.  Jessica worked as an operations manager overseeing construction projects in the United States, throughout Asia, and Saudi Arabia.  She was the operations contact overseeing more than $1,000,000,000 in project development. During her tenure she assisted in the development and implementation of overall company performance improvement initiatives.  Through years of direct interaction with some of the world’s best management consultants, Jessica was educated on countless tracking tools; WIP data tracking systems; performance measures and methodology; project design; and business process improvement methods. She led operations in accomplishing various shareholder published goals. All of this in addition to organizing a variety of programs. Of special note was developing and implementing the Women in Leadership Initiative for the entire company and speaking at quarterly inter-company business meetings.