About Us and Working With Us

Photos of the 2 owners of Thomas Allen, Inc.

Beginning in 1977, Thomas Allen, Inc. was launched by David Peterman, with a vision to expand the opportunities for persons with disabilities to live more independently in the community. A partnership began with James Perron becoming a co-owner in 1984, and Jesse Perron joining in 2017.  In January 2023 the two original owners retired, and Jesse Perron and Kari Schuster became partners and co-owners. To read more specific information about each owner’s background, CLICK HERE to go to our Corporate Main ABOUT US.


What Are We Proud Of?

The company responds to changing needs prompted through industry and legislative initiatives, and continues to develop diverse services. The progressive realm of services offered to over 10,000 individuals with disabilities encompass residential and community living services, sub-contracted Rule 245D services, managed care,  case management and relocation services. To learn more about the specific services available, you can find that on our Corporate Main page by clicking SERVICES.

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We have over 600 employees, and thanks to our amazing team we were named a Star Tribune Top Workplace in 2017 and 2019 and earned the 2018 Star Tribune Top 150 Workplace designation. We credit our success to our diverse team and the culture of respect that is promoted. Our CEO speaks to the privilege and responsibility of the company’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion here.

You can learn more about what it is like to work at Thomas Allen and the current job opportunities available.  This information is available on our Corporate Careers page – My Job Search. Or, view the benefits and perks provided by Thomas Allen, on the Benefits page.

How Can We Help You?

Due to the diverse nature of our services and the multiple locations throughout the metro area and out-state Minnesota, we likely have a position aligned with your skills that is conveniently located near you. Our longevity, experience, and continued growth assure you stable employment with the opportunity to learn, grow and advance your career.  We have found employee candidates have Frequently Asked Questions.

The primary job requirement for many positions is compassion. Related experience and education are valued, and some positions require one or both -some also require licensure, and others do not. Our large size positions us to offer license supervision for BSW and MSW, and we maintain a thriving internship program.

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Students – our available positions and hours often work around class hours while providing work experience. This job experience can support many career choices such as nursing, law enforcement, teaching, social work, dental hygiene, medical fields, speech and language professionals, human services, and other professions that involve working with people.

Additionally, we offer tuition reimbursement to students for related coursework, and our association with Capella University offers tuition discounts and scholarship opportunities for employees and their family members.

To explore current job openings and other employment information, please go here for My Job Search.

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More Info

Address: 1550 Humboldt Avenue

West St Paul, MN 55118

Phone: 651-450-1802

Business Hours: 8a-4:30p M-F

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