About

Our broad range of construction and industrial services consistently deliver measurable results, reliable scheduling and cost predictability.

The Thompson Companies

Since 1986 Thompson has grown from an industrial services business into one of the largest construction and services companies in South Carolina. After over 30 years in business, we now serve the entire southeast and central United States, and have even expanded across the globe with our highly mobile industrial cleaning service lines. The Thompson family now includes over 2,500 employees and three companies with multiple divisions. We are committed to always remembering our roots and taking care of our employees and customers.

Our Approach

We partner with our clients and concentrate on the details of the job at hand, while keeping an eye on the big picture and our fit, being a contributing, integral element of your business for the long term.

We do what we say we will do. Every time.

Thompson Headquarters

Our corporate headquarters showcases our design and construction capabilities and contributes to the downtown Sumter revitalization.

Historic Renovation

The original buildings (38,000 SF) were constructed around 1927-1930 as retail space. The final product creates a dramatic new corporate office environment while also preserving and protecting the original character and detailing of the historic components.

Interior & Rooftop Garden

Interior spaces such as the monumental wood stairs, ornamental tin ceilings, and wood trim were repaired and refinished in original finishes. The buildings were enhanced as necessary for full code compliance with IBC 2006 Building Code requirements. A rooftop garden and terrace was designed to remain invisible from pedestrian traffic in the Historic District below.

Outstanding Work Environment

Our headquarters provides an outstanding work environment and also serves to boost to Sumter’s local economy.

Our people are by far our greatest asset.

Leadership

Our leadership team exemplifies integrity. Their vision ensures continued success for both clients and personnel.

Greg A. Thompson

  • President, CEO of Thompson Construction Group, Inc.
  • Chairman of Thompson Industrial Services, LLC

Lifetime serial entrepreneur and Sumter, SC native, Greg joined his family business right after high school. He grew the company from three employees in 1986 to over 2,500 today.

Thompson has constructed numerous high profile projects across the state and is expanding its footprint across the Southeast. The business has been profiled in trade journals such as Cleaner and Business & Industry Connection.

Greg attended the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Young Executive Program. He is the Chairman of the Sumter Economic Development Board, one of the founding members of the Sumter Smarter Growth Initiative and served on the Tuomey Hospital Board.

Josh Chambers

  • Chief Executive Officer, Thompson Industrial Services

Josh Chambers came to Thompson in 2016 from a 20-year career serving the global energy industry with experience in drilling and production, refining, petrochemical and power generation.

Josh is a passionate customer and employee advocate and operational excellence leader. He is a continuous improvement practitioner driving a “be safe, be good, be great” action-oriented culture across the company.

Hal L. Turner

  • Vice President, Thompson Turner Construction

Hal Turner is Vice President and Division Manager for Thompson Turner Construction and has over thirty years of experience in Construction Management and General Construction.

Forming Thompson Turner in 2001, Hal’s vision was to develop the company as the premier provider of construction services in the industries of commercial, K12, higher education, commercial, and industrial in the southeast. He has utilized the traditional design-bid-build method in the past, but in the last eight years has helped to pioneered the use of Design-Build, Construction Manager At-Risk, and Integrated Project to bring a better quality product to his clients.

At Thompson, we are a family.