founded: bay area
First Regional Office: Los Angeles
Western Expansion: Arizona & Utah
Eastern Expansion: Maysville Kentucky Office
Eastern Expansion: Pittsburgh And Baton Rouge; Acquired VJ Mattson Refractory.
Expanded Service: Scaffolding, Insulation, And Fireproofing Shop
Acquired Nuco And Reintjes Refractories
Expansion: Philadelphia Office
Expanded Services: Sandblast & Coatings; Opened Houston Fireproof Shop On 30 Acres With A 125,000 Sq Ft Facility.
Expanded: Pacific Nw And Tampa Florida
Acquired Reftech Intl.
Mission & Values
Guided by Purpose and Values: Building a Strong Foundation for Success
We prioritize the safety of our team, going beyond zero harm to provide a work environment where everyone can thrive.
We are dedicated to delivering exceptional value to our customers, ensuring they receive the best return on their investment.
We are committed to delivering top-notch products and services through rigorous QA/QC programs, guaranteeing the highest level of quality.
We conduct our business with professionalism and ethical standards, ensuring integrity in all our interactions.
We treat our customers, suppliers, and employees with genuine care and dignity, fostering strong, long-lasting relationships.
We empower our employees to unlock their full potential, challenging them to excel and contribute their best efforts to our company and the success of our valued customers.
Innovation & Improvement
We embrace a culture of continuous refinement, innovation, and improvement, driving progress and staying at the forefront of our industry.
Meet Our Visionary Executives
Leadership Driving JT THORPE's Success
President & CEO
Vice President of Western Operations
Vice President of Eastern Operations
A Message From Our President
JT THORPE is the nation’s leading industrial service provider of refractory, fireproofing, scaffolding, insulation, and coatings services.
We specialize in maintenance, capital projects, outages, turnarounds, and new construction. With a labor pool of over 10,000 highly skilled craftsmen, we stand ready to dispatch our full-service teams nationwide.
J.T. Thorpe & Son, Inc. was founded in 1906 in San Francisco, CA, to help repair the devastation brought forth by the Great San Francisco Earthquake. In 1908, we built our first industrial furnace at Standard Oil (Richmond, CA). Today, JT THORPE is one of the largest specialty contractors in the United States.
Our hard-earned reputation fuels our success: we strive to create solid and lasting relationships with every client. We’re proud that our work consistently exceeds customer expectations, and we’re honored that over 75% of our business stems from referrals and repeat clients.
With over 100 years of experience, clients entrust us with their projects because we operate with a singular mission: no matter the magnitude, deadline, or complexity of a job, we’ll get it done. We’ll get it done correctly, efficiently, and safely.
We look forward to working with you.