About Us


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.

Our Values

Integrity. We do what we say we’ll do.

Sustainability. We’re focused on a brighter tomorrow.

Leadership. Our people are by far our greatest asset.

Safety. We have a safety first, zero-incident culture.

Technology. We utilize state-of-the-art technology and techniques.

Community Service. We believe deeply in supporting our community.

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.


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.


Billy Ford

President and Chief Executive Officer, Thompson Industrial Services

Billy Ford brings a wealth of experience to this role, having served in a number of senior leadership capacities over the last 30 years. Most recently, Billy served as the Senior Vice President of Pulp and Paper at Kemira Chemicals.

After retiring from a successful career, he joined Greg Thompson on the Board of Directors. He is widely respected among members of the Board, who appointed Mr. Ford for the President and CEO position. “Serving on the Thompson Industrial Services Board of Directors since 2019 allowed me to experience firsthand the core values of the team,” said Billy. “Those values of integrity, hard work, customer focus, and dedication to the team and to the job at hand made the decision to accept the challenge of joining the Thompson Industrial Services team as President and CEO an easy one.” During his time serving on the Board, Mr. Ford also gained knowledge in the organizations’ strategy, leadership team, and services. Billy has earned a sterling reputation for his professionalism and integrity; the Board is confident that he will take Thompson Industrial to the next level.


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.