A Solid Foundation For Success

In 1989, Paul Thompson founded Thompson Builders with the philosophy that high quality and competitive prices should go hand in hand. Over the years, we have built a solid reputation for delivering ambitious projects on schedule and under budget while emphasizing quality workmanship.

Originally concentrating on seismic retrofits and general construction, in the early years our team completed several projects for non-profit organizations. As our experience continued to broaden in scope, our emphasis shifted to the public works arena. We have been awarded numerous contracts for civic centers, parking structures, fire stations, schools, and libraries.

In the last fifteen years, we have also significantly expanded our expertise in building large-scale multifamily condominium buildings, educational facilities, infrastructure projects, healthcare facilities and much more.

Today, Thompson Builders completes roughly $150 million in contract work annually. Public and private sector clients throughout California continue to entrust Thompson Builders with increasingly larger and more complex projects.

Our Timeline – EST. 1989


Awarded our first $2 million contract with the Cadillac Hotel which was instrumental in establishing relationships with non-profit organizations.


Constructed White’s Hill Bridge, the longest single-span steel bridge west of the Mississippi River and the single biggest road project in Marin County history.


Completed our first mid-rise residential project in San Francisco. 'Symphony Towers' contains 130 condo units across 2 towers. TBC acted as owner and builder.


Completed a parking structure for Napa County, our firm’s first of many design/build projects built in partnership with a public agency.


Oversaw construction of Helms Middle School in San Pablo, California, our largest public contract at this time (over $50 million).


Achieved LEED Gold certification and won the International Partnering Institute’s 2010 and 2011Project of the Year awards for San Jose’s Happy Hollow Zoo and the Walnut Creek Library and parking garage.


Completed Montclair Elementary School for the Oakland Unified School District as a lease-leaseback construction project while achieving S/SL/SLRBE participation of 51.7%


Completed Thompson Builders Headquarters in Novato, CA. The 20,000 SF Office & Warehouse building is part of a larger three building 60,000 SF LIO Development designed and entitled by Thompson Builders.

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Thompson Builders Corp. skillfully meets aggressive schedules, manages budgetary restrictions, fulfills complex project requirements, and satisfies LEED requirements.
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