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March 14, 2014 – JRT is proud that its employees find ways to give back to the community.  JRT Vice President, Brenda Hedrick was recently recognized on CBS 11 for her work with the American Heart Association.  http://dfw.cbslocal.com/video/9824532-pacemaker-gives-north-texas-woman-second-chance/

February 13, 2014 – We would like to welcome new project managers Howard Wong and Jim Pagliaro to the JRT team.

December 18, 2013 – The JRT team is pleased to have been selected as the General Contractor for YWCA’s new YW Women’s Center. Ebby’s Place, in Dallas, Texas.   We are thrilled to be working with Collier’s, Lauckgroup and the YWCA team on this project.

December 18, 2013 – The JRT team is pleased to have been selected as the General Contractor for SunTrust Bank at the Crescent, in Dallas, Texas.   We are thrilled to be working with Corgan, the Crescent, and the SunTrust team on this project.

November 19, 2013A changing of the guard at James R. Thompson, Inc.
In 1983, Jim Thompson opened the doors to James R. Thompson, Inc., a general contracting firm specializing in high-end tenant finish. Seven years later, Dell Rice was hired as a project manager.  Dell, now Vice President of Operations, has enjoyed a storied 23-year career at JRT and is retiring at the end of the year.  His contribution over the years at James R. Thompson, Inc. has been significant and he will indeed be missed.
Additionally, Jim Thompson is changing his role to CEO and his son, Ryan Thompson, will take over the day-to-day running of the company as President. Furthermore, Todd Grogan has been promoted to Vice President of Operations, taking over those responsibilities from the retiring Dell Rice.
The James R. Thompson, Inc. legacy of “Excellence, Integrity and Leadership” continues; honoring its 30 years in the industry and moving forward with purpose toward a bright future.

November 18, 2013 – The JRT team is pleased to have been selected as the General Contractor for the NIKE Showroom, in Plano, Texas.  We are thrilled to be working with Staffelbach and the NIKE team on this project.

October 29, 2013 – The JRT team is pleased to have been selected as the General Contractor for the 11,500 sf. AvreaFoster project at Ross Tower in Dallas, Texas.  We are thrilled to be working with Good Fulton & Farrell Architects and the Transwestern team on this project.

October 29, 2013 – The JRT team is pleased to have been selected as the General Contractor for the rebranding/repositioning project at Tower 1320 in Las Colinas, Texas.  We are thrilled to be working with Entos Design and the Jones Lang LaSalle team on this project.

October 21, 2013 – The beautiful Sub-Zero|Wolf Showroom was awarded the 2013 Best Project in the Interior Design/Tenant Improvement category with ENR Texas/Louisiana.  A tribute to the fine design, craftsmanship and hard work of the entire team. http://www.jrtconstruction.com/sub-zero-wolf

September 20, 2013 – The JRT team is pleased to have been selected as the General Contractor for the Susan G. Komen Foundation headquarters in Dallas, Texas.  We are thrilled to be working with Gensler and the team at Transwestern on this project.

July 16, 2013 – The JRT team is pleased to have been selected as the General Contractor for the new Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller office project in Fort Worth, Texas. The firm will take up about 36,000 square feet, or the top three floors of the new five-story Commerce Building at 420 Commerce Street in Sundance Square. We are pleased to be again working with the folks at Shannon, Gracey and Staffelbach Architects.

June 26, 2013 – The beautiful Sub-Zero | Wolf Showroom has been awarded the 2013 TEXO Distinguished Building Award. http://www.jrtconstruction.com/sub-zero-wolf

May 23, 2013 – The JRT team is pleased to have been selected at the General Contractor for the 30,000 sf. Texas Capital Bank expansion project at Lakeside Tower in Richardson, Texas.  We are thrilled to be working with Benson Hlavaty Architects and the Texas Capital Bank team.

April 23, 2013 – The JRT team is excited to announce it’s selection as the General Contractor for the VHA/Novation project. This 263,000 sq.ft. interior finish project is located at their newly acquired building in Las Colinas. We are pleased to be working with a great team from, Staffelbach, VHA and Pritchard & Associates.

April 4, 2013 – The JRT team is pleased to announce the opening of the spectacular Sub-Zero Wolf Showroom at Lemmon Avenue and Welborn in Dallas, Texas.  This showplace project was built by James R. Thompson, Inc. and designed by ZINGG Design. http://www.jrtconstruction.com/sub-zero-wolf

March 25, 2013 – James R. Thompson, Inc.’s founder,  Jim Thompson, has been selected to receive the Texas A&M University Distinguished Alumnus Award. This award is the highest honor bestowed upon a former student of Texas A&M University.  He learned of the honor March 22 with a surprise announcement during a gathering at the Freedom from Terrorism Memorial on campus. http://www.aggienetwork.com/distinguishedalumni/

February 12, 2013 – The JRT team was tapped as general contractor on several high profile building repositioning projects: Plaza of the Americas, Williams Square and Fountain Place.

January 3, 2013  –  James R. Thompson, Inc. would like to welcome new project manager, Tim Case to the team.

November 16, 2012 – James R. Thompson, Inc. would like to welcome new superintendents Corky Holden, J.R. Schoeff and Pat Wherland to our terrific team.

November 12, 2012 – James R. Thompson, Inc. has been selected as the general contractor for Jacobs Engineering’s office projects in Dallas and Fort Worth. We are pleased to be working with the terrific team at Jacobs and look forward to safe and successful projects.

October 10, 2012 – James R. Thompson, Inc. has been selected as the interior finish general contractor for Ericsson’s new 273,000 sf. Plano Headquarters.