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Company Profile

Frankie Thompson Enterprises emerged from a small-scale venture in 1982 into a viable business that has weathered the construction industry ups and downs over the past 30 years.

• 1982 - Frankie Thompson started Frankie Thompson Enterprises (FTE) by representing manufacturers of water and sewer products.

• Encouraged to form his own company by Tom Stallworth, President of Engineering Process and Equipment, FTE becomes 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 that constructed and maintained Sewer and Water Systems in the Atlanta and Savannah area.

1985 - FTE expands into representing manufacturers of building materials.

• Mr. Thompson expanded his business into suppling 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.

• FTE firmed 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 subcontracting on projects. 

• FTE's first project was with International Chimney Corporation on a 2 million dollar project to restore the Tybee Island Light House. FTE provided the necessary administration of labor and materials to complete the restoration of the grounds around the lighthouse.

Early 1990s - FTE expands into providing materials on projects in neighboring states.

• FTE wins bids to sell pipes, pumps and values to the following cities:

• Broward County, FL
• City of Jacksonville, FL
• City of Asheville, NC

Mid 1990s - FTE expands into the city school systems.

• FTE wins orders from for supplying underground materials needed in the construction of school buildings for the following educational systems:

• Albany University
• Atlanta School System
• Savannah School System

Early 2000s - FTE expands its manufacturers base to include:

• Cooper Lighting for street, parking and sports facilities lighting,
• Badger Meter for water meter and meter reading systems,
• LB Foster for rail and piling products,
• Skyline Steel for structural steel,
• US foundry for manhole covers.