Tom and Sharon Malloy were honored as “Citizens of the Year” during Chapman University’s 35th annual Chapman Celebrates gala event on November 5th, at the new Musco Center for the Arts.

Malloy, and his wife Sharon received the prestigious award for their support of initiatives and programs at Chapman.

Malloy is Owner/CEO of Trench Shoring Company, which over 40 years, he has grown from a small aluminum shoring business to one of the largest, most respected shoring companies in the west, with ten locations.

Malloy credits much of the company’s recent expansion and success to the involvement of his children, Kevin (Presi- dent), Bridgett (Vice President), Kelley (Vice President) and Ryan (Lake Forest location Branch Manager). Three of Malloy’s four grandchildren (three alumni, one current) are also Chapman University graduates.

Malloy also serves as President of Ed Pink Racing Engines—a Tom Malloy Company. Ed Pink Racing Engines is one of America’s premier auto racing engine building, rebuilding, testing, design and development facilities and has been located at its Van Nuys, CA, facility since 1966.

Malloy has supported education throughout his life. He and Sharon are regular contributors to Tom’s alma maters, and have been honored with the naming of facilities on both campuses, including Malloy Hall, home to University of San Francisco’s school of Management.

Malloy joined the Board of Governors at Chapman University in 2007, and currently serves on the Board of Trustees, lending his expertise to the Real Estate, Building and Grounds Committees. Tom and Sharon have generously supported many Chapman initiatives and programs including American Celebration, the Leatherby Libraries and Doti Hall. Most recently, their generosity in helping to build Musco Center for the Arts was recognized with the naming of the three-level Thomas E. and Sharon Malloy Grand Lobby.

During the awards ceremony, a short video highlighted the Malloys’ contributions to Chapman University. The video featured heartfelt tributes from their family, business associates and leaders representing Thomas Malloy’s alma maters. Malloy was visibly moved by the tribute, noting, “We’re so honored to have children like that.”

Trench Shoring Company provides the construction industry with the largest inventories of highest quality shoring equipment and support from their ten convenient locations serving the Central Coast, Southern California and Las Vegas, Nevada. The company continues to be on the leading technological edge of their business. And, as President, Kevin Malloy notes, “We are proud that Trench Shoring Company has remained a family business….commitment to safety and service is our legacy.”