About Us

Founded in 1983
Thompson Electric is a medium sized electrical contracting firm, founded by Don Thompson and Ron Bank in 1983. The company was built on a simple philosophy: “Our success will come from employing the best electricians in the business. For it is our employees who represent us to our customers. We wish to maintain an ethical standard of conduct that we can be proud of, treat each customer in a fair and honest manner, and budget each project to provide our customers with more value for their dollars.”

The company has experienced a steady growth since opening. Ron Bank retired in 1997 and sold his half of the business. From 1997 until 2003, Don Thompson served as sole owner and President. In November of 2003, Don sold his interest in the company to his children, Terri and Keith. There are now three generations of Thompsons working at TEI.

One of the many ideas that has stuck since the beginning is “to deliver just a little extra to each customer and to give the customer a little more than what was required” and this practice will continue for years to come.
Our Mission
Our main goal is to meet and exceed our customer’s expectations. To achieve this, we strive to provide innovative electrical solutions and applications through quality materials and superior craftsmanship. Our focus will be to provide our services in a safe, professional, and efficient manner that will be profitable to both the customer and the company by working together as a team.
Why Choose Us
Our industry is very competitive. Low price is so often the only thing that a customer sees. However, we have found that many of our customers recognize that low price is not always the best price.

As a merit shop contractor, Thompson Electric, utilizes the apprenticeship training programs offered through Arkansas Construction Trades Academy. Apprentices attend classes for four years while also earning on-the-job training hours over that period.

Our goal is to maintain a staff of 40 to 80 electricians. We have updated tools and equipment, which allow us to complete our projects in a timely manner.

We will competitively bid commercial and industrial projects. We do offer design and build services for those customers who may have specialized needs. We can also offer value engineering to customers who may have budget limitations.

Thompson Electric is a drug-free workplace and is certified by the Women’s Business Council – Southwest, a WBENC Regional Partner Organization, as a woman-owned, operated and controlled business.

Terri Thompson


First employee of TEI– since 1983. I am a dog mom to Daisy and Dixie, my doodles. Cheering on my niece and nephew during their sporting events and the beach are my favorite things. 

Keith Thompson

Vice President
Joined TEI in 1983. Avid bowhunter, loves to hunt and fish, played College Baseball at UALR.

Gary Matlock

Joined TEI in 1987. Lives on the side of a mountain and raised a buck deer for 13 years (when it was legal).

Dave Tallent

Project Manager
Joined Thompson Electric in 1995. I am married to my best friend Kendra. We have four great children

John Reeves

Joined TEI in 1995. Raises chickens and enjoys hunting, fishing and floating

Johnny Hibbs

Project Manager
Began work at TEI in 1997. Avid tennis player, runner and part time golfer. Most proud of my family – wife, daughter and son.

Tim Grisham

Purchasing Manager
Joined TEI in 1998. I’m the “TGIF” man. Thank God it’s Friday!!

Jennifer Henard

Office Manager
I joined Thompson Electric in 2006. I am married with 3 kids. Enjoy spending time at the lake and camping with my family.

Mike Brady

Operations Manager
Joined TEI in 2006. Enjoys the outdoors.

Terry Smith

Project Manager
Joined TEI in 2015. Married with two grandkids, St. Louis Cardinals fanatic.

Kristina Kimsey

Accounting Administrator
In 2018 I started with Thompson Electric. My husband Zach and I have 3 beautiful daughters Audrey, Peyton and Harper. Friends and family are what keep me going, that is why TEI has been the perfect fit for me – the family atmosphere.

Brian Williams

Safety Director
I began my journey with Thompson Electric in 2019. Being a good role model to my children, and a good husband to my wife Bridget is my number one priority! My family is my everything, and they are mostly like fudge; sweet with a few nuts!

Tyler Nutter

I joined Thompson Electric in 2014. I enjoy hauling my youngest kid to horse shows around the state, as well as hunting, fishing, and riding horses on my days off. As a hobby my family travels to different horse camps and trail rides the surrounding mountains.


Brian Cotten, PE, CHFM
Associate Vice Chancellor of Campus Operations
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Over the past several years UAMS has grown significantly and Thompson Electric has been involved in several projects across the campus. As part of the team on the new Patient Tower project, Thompson Electric was a key player to help ensure we were getting the best possible building for our money and staying within budget
Doug Carmichael
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Thompson has been the Acxiom preferred contractor since 2001. They have been involved with 20 plus projects for Acxiom Corporation, including new construction and renovation of data centers and office buildings…I have personally worked with numerous contractors around the world and would classify Thompson Electric and Mike Brady as the “Best of the Best”.
Rick Terry
President of Baldwin & Shell, Northeast Arkansas
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Thompson Electric has completed multiple projects with Baldwin & Shell over the years ranging in price. Their commitment to stay on schedule, quality control, and budgeting are unsurpassed. They will do whatever is needed to ensure the project owner is satisfied.
Earl Ballentine
Project Executive
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Nabholz has had many opportunities to work with Thompson Electric Inc. on numerous projects in the past 35 years. Thompson has conducted themself professionally and conveys a great deal of expertise. Nabholz can rely on Thompson for budgeting and value engineering on some of our projects because of their knowledge in their field which reinforces their experience in the electrical industry as an invaluable asset to any project.
Scot Worth
Facilities Manager
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MISO has had great success dealing with Thompson Electric. Their team provides outstanding service and support to each and every critical project at MISO and is the only electrical company that MISO trusts within its critical facility. Thompson employees have the highest integrity, and we trust them to be there when we need them.

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