Doug Thompson, Managing Director, joined a national construction company in 2007 as Vice President and Division Manager of the company’s Texas operations. The company had previously entered the Texas market place in 2002 and hired him to further develop their footprint across the entire State with offices in Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio. At that time, the region had $18 million under construction and with an operating loss due to troubled projects. He was tasked with overseeing the dispute resolution management of these projects. In doing so, he oversaw the management of counsel, outside attorneys, expenses, risk and other specialty consultants. For five years, his focus was on successfully resolving challenged projects with the least exposure to the company as possible; having successfully concluded over $ 300 million work of projects.
Previously, he was with a Dallas based national design and construction firm from 1984 to 2007. There, he participated in the successful completion of a diverse group of projects, each of which had its own unique set of challenges and objectives. These projects included educational, municipal, mixed-use, office, industrial, hotel, residential, corporate, and sports related facilities. After managing multiple complex projects ($100 million plus projects), managing the Education group and as a Director, integrated operations committee member, equity participant, he became responsible for management of the Fort Worth office and responsible for business development efforts, sales, and marketing for the companies Central Division which consists of offices in Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio, Houston, and Denver. The Central Division represented over 60% of the companies’ revenue and was responsible for $500 million plus in revenue.
In September of 2012, he opened Construction Advisory Specialists serving a wide range of clients such as law firms, construction companies, lenders, subcontractors, commercial property owners, and disaster recovery companies. He has successfully managed many different assignments ranging from litigation support, dispute resolution support, lender representations, project management, business consulting, business planning, safety support and business market planning. He has over 35 years of construction experience, ranging in roles from senior project manager, preconstruction, business development and division manager.