Laying a Solid
Foundation for Success

In 1989, Paul Thompson founded our company with the philosophy that value and competitive prices should go hand in hand. Over the years, the Thompson Builders team has built a reputation for delivering challenging projects on schedule and under budget while emphasizing quality workmanship.

Originally concentrating on seismic retrofits and general construction, 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.

Today, public and private sector clients throughout Northern California continue to entrust Thompson Builders with increasingly larger and more complex projects.


  • 1993: Awarded our first $2 million contract, the Cadillac Hotel, which was instrumental in establishing relationships with non-profit organizations
  • 2001: 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
  • 2004: Poured concrete for the Bay Bridge, the largest mass concrete pour in California Department of Transportation history
  • 2009: Completed a parking structure for Napa County, our firm’s first design/build project for a public agency
  • 2010: Oversaw construction of Helms Middle School in San Pablo, California, our largest public contract to date (over $50 million)
  • 2010/2011: 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
  • 2014: 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%