The construction industry is constantly changing, with rapid advancements in engineering, technology, new energy sources, and a stronger focus on the environment. J.M. Thompson Company’s longevity is evidence of our ability to change with the times. Nevertheless, we remain deeply committed to the values instilled in us by the company founders, our grandfather, and father, of treating others as we would have them treat us.
President / CEO
JMT is owned and operated by John, Dickie, and Marty Thompson, brothers who represent the third generation of a family business. Each brother has vast construction knowledge from having begun their careers in the field, moving into project management before assuming hands-on, executive roles. The JMT team is comprised of some of the most experienced professionals in the industry; a company is only as good as the people it employs, and our staff is responsible for the many successful projects represented in our portfolio.
The JMT team believes in the importance of each and every relationship, from our employees, to our clients, and everyone we meet along the way.
That’s why every completed project has one of our principal partners involved from start to finish. We say, “A Thompson will be on every project.” Whether it’s John, Dickie, Marty, Travis or Paul, the long-standing trust we build on job sites with our clients, staff, and subcontractors are second to none in the industry. Headquartered in Cary, NC, JMT is a licensed general contractor in both North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. We’ve completed a wide range of projects across the Southeast ranging from industrial and manufacturing facilities to convention centers and high-rise condominiums, delivering quality work at a competitive price.
JMT has operated in the southeastern region of the United States for more than 100 years, specializing in the construction of commercial, industrial, and institutional projects for public and private entities. Our team of professionals is experienced in negotiating, design/build, guaranteed maximum price (GMP), construction management (CM) at risk, and lump sum bid contract delivery systems. The company holds an A++ bond rating and its longevity is evidence of its financial strength and stability.
For 100 years, building owners and industry professionals have chosen JMT, not only because we provide quality work at a fair price, but because we prove time and time again that commitment and hard work deliver successful projects.
Mr. Thompson, a machinist by trade, moved to Raleigh from Bahama, North Carolina to work with Dillion Supply Company. Prior to him beginning work under his new employer, Mr. Thompson finished constructing a home for his young family. He was then offered an attractive price for his home by a young couple who admired the home design and attention to detail. The praise from the buyers planted a seed in Mr. Thompson’s mind. Realizing the potential for a career in construction, Mr. Thompson began J.M. Thompson Company. From small beginnings, it eventually grew to become one of Raleigh’s largest homebuilders. In growing his company, Mr. Thompson established a reputation for quality, craftsmanship, and customer service.
After serving as a pilot in World War II, Mr. Thompson’s eldest son, Hal Alexander Thompson, returned to Raleigh and joined the family construction business. After much persuasion, Hal convinced his father to bid on commercial projects. Because of this decision, JMT underwent a transformation by transitioning from residential to commercial, industrial, and institutional work within a few years. Through Hal’s exceptional leadership, the company expanded its work area throughout the state of North Carolina. JMT gained a positive reputation for its high-quality work and experienced construction professionals.
Hal Thompson becomes president of JMT.
In the late 1970s, Hal’s sons graduated from engineering school and joined the family business. John, Dickie, and Marty Thompson, having grown up in construction, use a hands-on approach to operate the business. They stay actively involved in the management of each project. All the brothers embrace the values their grandfather and father instilled in them. Two of their core values are to provide quality construction and to always apply fair treatment to every person they meet.
JMT continues to be a family-owned and operated business in Cary, NC. The company is run by third generation brothers John, Dickie, and Marty, and now fourth generation Travis, Dickie's son.
JMT celebrates 100 years of providing excellent, quality construction services.