Born and raised in Gainesville, Georgia, Tim earned a degree in Civil Engineering Technology in 1983. While attending school at Southern Tech he was employed by the Georgia Department of Transportation as a Field Engineer and Automated Logic as a Draftsman (Pre-CAD). Upon graduation from southern Tech worked as a Project Manager with Cardinal Industries managing large scale construction projects in the Metro Atlanta area.
In 1986 Phil teamed with his brother Tim Boleman to form Boleman Contractors. The company began as a commercial construction company that focused primarily on military facilities, schools, libraries and senior citizen centers. The company continued its successful growth adding divisions for Custom Built homes, Subdivision Development and Emergency Restoration.
Tim and Phil also formed Boleman Properties in 1988 which specialized in Land Development and Income Properties.