JT THORPE is your trusted partner for comprehensive solutions in refractory, fireproofing, insulation, and more. With over 100 years of industry experience, we deliver exceptional results with unmatched expertise and commitment to quality.


1060 Hensley Street, Richmond, CA 94801

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JT THORPE is the oldest and largest refractory company in North America

Expert Refractory Services for Superior Industrial Performance

Our project management is second to none

Discover the Expertise of JT THORPE, the Leading Refractory Contractor in the United States. From Refractory Lining Installations to Engineered Solutions, we serve diverse heavy industries. Whether you need new construction, routine maintenance, or enhanced efficiency, our experience, exceptional quality, and unwavering commitment to safety ensure the performance you desire.



Our Experience as the oldest and largest refractory company shows

JTT specializes in the fabrication and assembly of refractory, into custom shapes, linings, or components that are designed to withstand high temperatures and harsh environments in industrial applications. This process includes the selection of appropriate engineering, materials, precise cutting, followed by meticulous installation or construction to provide thermal insulation, corrosion resistance, and durability in furnaces, kilns, reactors, and other high-temperature industrial equipment.


Our Process

Detailed procedures ensure meticulous planning and execution of refractory projects.

Design Specifications tailor the refractory solutions to meet the unique requirements of each project.

Quality Control measures ensure adherence to strict standards and deliver superior performance and durability.

Expert Installation by our skilled team guarantees precise and efficient implementation of refractory systems.

We Specialize In


Leading fire brick installations with meticulous procedures and design specifications.


Tailored gunite linings for superior heat transfer and resistance in any conditions.


Advanced castable solutions with unmatched quality and safety.


Skilled shotcrete lining installations for enhanced safety and efficiency.

Ceramic fiber linings

Expertly designed and installed ceramic fiber linings for optimal performance.


Challenging plastic refractory lining applications handled with expertise.

Hot gunning

Efficient repair and maintenance solutions for high-temperature environments.


Precise and effective grout solutions for optimized furnace operations.

Ceramic welding

Cost-effective, efficient ceramic welding solutions for extended refractory life.

Burner tile

High-quality burner tiles customized to meet specific needs.

Stainless steel liner systems

Comprehensive stainless steel liner solutions for duct systems.

Pre-cast shapes

Crafted custom refractory pre-cast shapes tailored to project needs.

Anchor & stud welding

Welding expertise for refractory anchoring systems and furnace repairs.

Refractory demolition

Precise and efficient refractory demolition solutions.


Custom equipment fabrication delivering high quality and cost-effectiveness.


Intumescent, concrete, and lightweight cementitious fireproofing solutions.


Design and installation of concrete systems for structures and foundations.

Acid-resistant linings

Industry-leading installation of acid-resistant linings.

High-emissivity coatings

Innovative coatings for enhanced efficiency and productivity.

Refractory design & engineering

Comprehensive design and engineering solutions for refractory needs.

Ready to get started on your refractory projects? Get in touch with a team member today.

Refractory Industries


We lead the way in refractory lining installations, innovative solutions, and process optimization for the refining industry, setting the global benchmark for excellence.

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Petrochemical & Chemical

As the largest refractory contractor in North America, we offer comprehensive solutions for the petrochemical and chemical industries, focusing on safety, quality, and reliability.

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Our comprehensive refractory solutions cover various applications in the steel industry, including installation, repairs, and design and engineering services.

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Industrial Metals

With an extensive portfolio of refractory solutions, we deliver value and project success for the industrial metals industry.

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Cement & Lime

As a trusted partner in the cement industry, we provide comprehensive refractory services, delivering value and reliability.

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With expertise in design, engineering, and construction for power plants, we optimize shutdowns and provide comprehensive refractory services to the power industry.

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Pulp & Paper

Rely on JT THORPE for reliable soft craft services that cater to the pulp and paper industry. Our skilled construction teams are experienced in providing maintenance, outage support, and capital project services.

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JT THORPE Company is actively shaping a better tomorrow through our commitment to safety, project management, and comprehensive services.

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Safety and project management are at the core of JT THORPE Company's service offerings, which include fireproofing, scaffolding, insulation, refractory, and coatings.

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