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Devon Distributing Corporation

Tom Carpenter founded Devon Distributing Corporation in 1996. As an ESC contractor, Devon Distributing Corporation installs approximately 300,000 linear feet of silt fence per year, a level of experience that gave Tom first hand knowledge of the difficulties of trench silt fencing. That’s why in 1996, he imagined, developed and manufactured the first tommy™.

As a contractor and manufacturer, Devon Distributing Corporation has unlimited experience with the tommy™ in all soil and weather conditions, and landscape challenges.



Tom Carpenter, CPESC

Founder, owner and president of Devon Distributing Corporation, Tom Carpenter has been a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control since 1998. His company co-sponsored the research on silt fence effectiveness with the EPA, and he has written the draft for silt fence for the EPA’s Technical Sheet Program on Erosion and Sediment Control Practices. He also developed the training CD on silt fence for the International Erosion Control Association. Many of Tom’s installation and placement concepts have been duplicated in training manuals and state agency specifications. He has literally “written the book” on silt fencing.


Customer Comments

I purchased the tommy™ in 1997 as I anticipated potential growth of the erosion control industry. We’ve grown by leaps and bounds since then, and the tommy™ has led the way. We run the heck out of it and it just keeps working. It goes into very hard ground and doesn’t take much H.P. It’s also important that we can use it on different equipment, which really gives us flexibility.

Jeff Trog
Valley Erosion Control
Inner Grove Heights, MN