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Our company, Frankie Thompson Enterprises, Inc. started from a small-scale venture by our owner in 1982. Now a viable business, it has weathered the many challenges present in the construction industry for the past 30 years.

1982: Starting Frankie Thompson Enterprises

Frankie Thompson started Frankie Thompson Enterprises (FTE) by representing manufacturers of water and sewer products. He was encouraged to form his own company by Tom Stallworth, President of Engineering Process and Equipment. Frankie's business would then become a minority owned Distributor of American Cast Iron Pipe Company products.

Through his relationship with both ACIPCO and Engineering Process and Equipment, FTE continued to grow the materials distribution business by building relationships with a variety of companies. This then constructed and maintained the Sewer and Water Systems in the Atlanta and Savannah area.

1985: FTE Expands into Representing Manufacturers of Building Materials

Mr. Thompson would expand his business into supplying companies that build and maintained government buildings and faculties. He did this by forming relationships with Erickson & Associates, a mechanical contractor, and the Trane Corporation, an industrial manufacturer of industrial HVAC. He would firm up these relationships over the next several years through a series of construction projects in the Savannah area such as building the Savannah Trade Center and Savannah Civic Center.


1986: FTE Starts Project Subcontracting

FTE's first project was with International Chimney Corporation on a two million dollar project to restore the Tybee Island Light House. FTE provided the administration of labor and materials to complete the restoration of the grounds around the lighthouse.

Early 1990s: Providing Project Materials

FTE expands into providing materials on projects in neighboring states. Mr. Thompson's company would win bids to sell pipes, pumps, and valves to Broward and Jacksonville in Florida, as well as to the city of Ashville in North, Carolina.

Mid 1990s: Expanding into School Systems

FTE would win orders for supplying underground materials that were needed in the construction of school buildings. The orders would be for the Atlanta and Savannah School Systems, as well as for Albany University.

Early 2000s: Expanding Our Manufacturing Base

As we have continued to expand, so have our partnerships. At this time, our company manufacturing partners include:

• US Foundry for Manhole Covers
• LB Foster™ for Rail and Piling Products
• Skyline Steel™ for Structural Steel
• Badger Meter® for Water Meter/Reading Systems
• Cooper Lighting™ for Street,
Parking, and Sports Facility Lighting


City Certifications

Washington, DC
Atlanta, GA
Augusta, GA
Savannah, GA
Asheville-Buncombe, NC
Charlotte, NC
Durham, NC

Transit Authority Certifications

Atlanta Metropolitan Rapid Transit Authority
New Jersey Transit Authority
New York Transit Authority
District of Columbia, Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority

County Certifications

Chatham Board of Education, GA
DeKalb County Government ,Decatur, GA
Fulton County, GA
Fulton County Board of Education, GA

Federal Certifications

FTE is Certified as a Small Disadvantaged Business

State and State Transportation Certifications

Alabama Department of Transportation
Georgia Department of Transportation
Kentucky Department of Transportation
New Jersey Department of Transportation
New York Department of Transportation
North Carolina Department of Transportation
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
Tennessee Department of Transportation
Virginia Department of Transportation

Other Certifications

Environmental Institute
General Service Administration
Target Housing & Child - Occupied Facilities

Contact our company in the Atlanta & Savannah, Georgia Area to learn more about the industrial equipment we provide for you.