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 professional and efficient manner that will be profitable to both the customer and the company by working together as a team.

History of Thompson Electric

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 President. In November of 2003, Don sold his interest in the company to his children, Terri and Keith. Terri Thompson is serving as President and Keith Thompson is the Vice President & General Manager.

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 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.

Don holding historical photoAs a merit shop contractor, Thompson Electric, utilizes the apprenticeship training programs offered through Arkansas Construction Education Foundation School, and 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 - President

    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 bow hunter, loves to hunt and fish, played College Baseball at UALR.

  • Gary Matlock - Foreman

    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. My family enjoys raising Australian Shepherds. An avid hockey fan whose favorite team is the Chicago Blackhawks.

  • John Reeves - Foreman

    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 Paula, daughter Shelby and son Brady.

  • 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 and have 2 sons and a daughter. I enjoy glamping with my family and friends!

  • 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.

  • Carlyn Toki - Accounts Receivable

    Joined TEI in 2016
    Married, three children, two grandkids, 4 dogs
    Enjoys monogramming in spare time

  • Kristina Kimsey - Accounts Payable

    I joined Thompson Electric in 2018. I am happily married to my best friend and we have 3 sassy, wild daughters. I am the biggest reality TV junkie. But, our girls keep us VERY busy. So it may take me a week to watch one episode.

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.

Brian Cotten, PE, CHFMAssociate Vice Chancellor of Campus Operations

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".

Doug Carmichael

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.

Rick TerryPresident of Baldwin & Shell, Northeast Arkansas

Thompson Electric has worked with CDI Contractors on numerous projects. Our experience with Thompson has been excellent. Thompson Electric has met or exceeded its contractual commitments to our company and our customers on a consistent basis.

Lloyd GarrisonPresident / CEO CDI