Thompson Electric Company was founded by Alfred C. Thompson in Sioux City, Iowa, in 1933.
He dedicated his company to the simple principle of providing quality services and products to his customers, his employees and his community. With his vision, the company developed into a strong, well-financed corporation ranked among the top Midwest electrical contractors.
Throughout its history, Thompson Electric has always advanced as an industry leader in the introduction and implementation of new technologies such as Autocad, 3D CAD, BIM, Revit, Design-Build, Prefab, Infrared Thermal Imaging, Arc Flash Risk Assessment, Alternative Energy, project coordination, comprehensive safety programs, and integrated computer estimation, accounting and management systems.
These advancements and philosophies earned Thompson Electric the trust and loyalty of a growing customer base. To support this growth, the company expanded and maintains permanent offices in Omaha, Nebraska, and Sioux Falls, South Dakota, in addition to Sioux City.
Today, Thompson is still dedicated to providing innovative electrical contracting, technology, electrical safety, automation, and robotics expertise to a wide variety of markets throughout the Midwest.
Alfred Thompson establishes Thompson Electric. Electricians carried tool boxes and traveled by street cars.
Relocated to 721 14th St. Sioux City, IA
Thompson Electric becomes a NECA member
Thompson Electric was incorporated
Thompson Electric’s founder, Alfred Thompson retires
Craig Thompson Sr. (2nd generation) named CEO
Thompson Electric purchase’s Gill Electric
Thompson Electric’s partner, Bill Hossack retires
TEC Corp was incorporated as parent company for Thompson Electric
Thompson Electric opened an office in Sioux Falls, SD
Casler Electric merges with Thompson Electric
Thompson Electric purchase’s Casler Electric
TEC Corp purchases Perlox
The Light Source (retail light fixture showroom) was opened
Thompson Electric opened an office in Omaha, NE
Skip Perley named President of Thompson Electric/TEC Corp
Craig Thompson Sr. Retires from Thompson Electric
Skip Perley named CEO of Thompson Electric / TEC Corp
Introduction of Prefabrication
Perlox is renamed Electric Innovations
Updated Thompson Electric Logo
New office location at 2300 7th St., Sioux City, IA
Updated TEC & EI Logos
Thompson Electric Company and Thompson Innovation become Thompson
Renee Beaulieu named President of Operations
Barney Pottebaum named President of Electrical Construction
Brian Spader named President of Integrated Solutions & Business Development