Nick Thompson has been with Thompson Homes since 2007. He first served as the Vice President of Operations until being named President in 2012. Home building is in Nick’s blood, as he is now the third generation- following in his grandfather and father’s footsteps. As a child, he spent many Sundays at the office with his dad, and high school summer days working with the framing and concrete crews. Born and raised in Owensboro, KY, Nick attended Daviess County High School and graduated in 1997. He then went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Business Management at the University of Kentucky where he met his wife, Jenifer. After graduating he moved out west to Denver, CO to pursue a career with Centex Homes, a national publicly-held homebuilding company. Nick spent the next 4 years with Centex working in their Land Development and Construction departments before moving home with his wife to join the family business.
At the forefront of the company, Nick is passionate about the fundamentals of homebuilding and oversees strategic initiatives, which include designing new products, defining the corporate brand, exploring new markets and creating a strong and meaningful company culture. With an emphasis on agile decision making, Nick is continuing to strengthen the talented team designed to deliver unparalleled quality and a memorable customer experience.
Currently, Nick remains very active in the local community. He served as President of the Owensboro Homebuilders Association in 2012 and is currently a Board Member. He also serves as an Area Vice President for the Home Builders Association of Kentucky and is an active Board Member of Junior Achievement of Western Kentucky. He enjoys volunteering in many of the local school classrooms, teaching young kids about work readiness and financial literacy. In 2011 Nick was recognized as one of the top “40 Under 40” homebuilding professionals in the country by Professional Builder magazine and represented the industry’s next generation of leadership.
Nick and Jenifer have a daughter, Kennedy Marie. In 2013 they proudly served as the local ambassador family for the March of Dimes. As a family they love to travel, lead a healthy, active lifestyle, and cheer on their beloved Kentucky Wildcats!
Jordan Cessna joined the Thompson Homes team in 2021 as our Director of Construction. He came to the team with 7 years of project management experience within the commercial construction industry. He has a passion for home building that was fine-tuned as he built his first family home with his wife, Callie, and most recently their “ever after” home where they currently reside in Henderson, KY. Jordan attended Henderson County High School and then Western Kentucky University where he played baseball and earned his bachelor’s degree in Construction Management. His favorite aspects of home construction are the personal interactions with his clients and providing them with a quality home.
Jordan is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys spending his free time on the lake bass fishing, deer hunting and duck hunting. On days when he is not enjoying the outdoors, you can find him watching a baseball game cheering on the Braves.
Jordan is a true family man that remains active in his church. He and his wife have a labradoodle, Bulleit, and are eager to grow their family.
Owensboro born Joe Gatton joined the team March 2023 and brings to the table a firm knowledge of accounting principles. He is a graduate of Owensboro High School and received his Bachelor’s degree from Morehead State University. Joe stays directly involved with the community, and can often be seen biking around town with his dog, Journey.
Matthew Hamilton has worked in the construction field for the past 20 plus years. He started out in the roofing business and then segwayed to residential building and remodeling. Spending many years learning the in’s and out’s of the building industry including proper procedure and codes. He then went on to become a certified boilermaker and welder working in power plants across the United States. Wanting to stay planted in Owensboro, he joined the Thompson Homes team as the superintendent managing Saddle Pointe and Brownwood subdivisions.
In his off time, Matt loves to ride his Harley, watch the 49er’s and spend time with his family. On the weekends he enjoys building customized furniture pieces. He hopes to one day see the pyramids in Egypt and also travel throughout Europe.
Jared Dunn has dynamic work experience, having worked as both a high school chemistry teacher and the store manager of Shelby’s Wheel and Tire. At Thompson Homes, he schedules and supervises the subcontractors at each worksite, ensuring that the installed products match what the customer selected, and that the quality of all work performed meets Thompson Homes standards. He also takes homeowners on the orientation of their new homes, and keeps each jobsite clean and presentable.
Jared’s hobbies include Tennessee Titans football, golfing, and going to concerts and movies. “My greatest accomplishment would have to be remaining happily married for 14 years and counting.”
Nate over the last 7 years was with the aluminum industry in management roles ensuring processes and procedures were followed safely with efficiency to customer satisfaction. Nate’s previous role before leaving the industry was Process and Quality Engineer which excelled in optimizing maximum production efficiency through Lean processes, optimizing, and creating new Job Instructions with Standard Work Procedures.
At Thompson Homes: Nate will serve as a Construction Superintendent, where he will schedule subcontract work according to plan safely and efficiently. Nate will continue to follow up daily to ensure home is within the customer specifications with an optimal building timeframe for Thompson Homes.
Interests/Hobbies: Nate enjoys cheering for all UK ATHLETICS and Philadelphia professional athletic teams! Nate’s hobbies outside of work are coaching South Spencer basketball and Strength and conditioning of student athletes at South Spencer high school.
Other: Nate is a beloved husband and Father to Teresa Fuqua, Ethan, Ashton, and Tristen. Nate also has 2 dogs “Brutus” an American Bulldog and “Bentley” a Goldendoodle.
Bucket list: Nate would love to take his wife to the Bahamas and attend a Philadelphia Eagles football game.
Greatest Achievement: Becoming a husband and father.
Tell us about your past work experience? 20 plus years’ experience in residential, commercial, and industrial construction. Bathroom and kitchen remodels were my favorite, spent secs years with DreamMaker Bath and Kitchen as project manager.
Spent last 10 years building and operating a Racing Fuel Blend facility along with still building and remodeling on the side. I have worn a lot of hats over the years and excited to bring my experience and work ethic to the Thompson home team.
What is your role, or what do you do at Thompson Homes? My role is to plan, construct, and exceed customers’ expectations from start to finish in constructing their new home.
What are some of your interests or hobbies? Grew up in Philpot, graduate of DCHS, my son also graduated from DCHS went on to union college to play basketball and now is working on becoming a master electrician.
Is there anything else we should know about you? I am an avid boater. If there is sunshine and a body of water I’m there. Enjoy working in my shop and restoring old boats. Plan to buy a houseboat to spend my time off on.
Tells us about your past work experience. I spent three years working on a farm where I was a laborer and helped manage a small store that sold local farm products. Then in 2020, I started interning at Thompson Homes while obtaining a bachelor’s degree in construction management at Western Kentucky University.
What is your role, or what do you do at Thompson Homes? I am the Assistant Superintendent. I assist and help carry out the duties of the Senior Superintendent.
What are some of your interests or hobbies? I enjoy being outdoors and watching baseball, especially the Saint Louis Cardinals.
Bucket list. I want to visit every MLB stadium. I’d also like to build my own home someday.
Greatest achievement. Graduating college with a bachelor’s degree in construction management.
As the Design Coordinator at Thompson Homes, Jenifer assists new customers with their interior and exterior selections once their house plans have been finalized. She also works closely with the estimator to account for all selections and any special requests the customer may have. “I love meeting our customers and watching their home come to life!”
A graduate of the University of Kentucky (where she met her husband, Nick, the president of Thompson Homes), Jenifer is a passionate fitness guru, and has been an instructor and certified personal trainer for almost 15 years.
In addition to being a wife and mother, Jenifer enjoys spending time with extended family and close friends. “As a family we love to travel and explore the outdoors,” she says. “And cheer on our Kentucky Wildcats!”
Tell us about your past work experience.
What is your role, or what do you do at Thompson Homes?
Director of Customer Relations and Closing Coordinator
What are some of your interests or hobbies?
I enjoy being with family and friends, shopping, doing crafts, cooking, designing, planting flowers and relaxing when there is time allowed.
Is there anything else we should know about you?
I am a very hard working self-motivated individual both personally and professionally. I strive on being able to show my boys that hard work pays off and push them to work hard to be able to achieve anything they put their mind to.
“I’m really very self-confident when it comes to my work. When I take on a project, I believe in it 100%. I really put my soul into it. I’d die for it. That’s how I am” –Michael Jackson
Do you have a Bucket List?
Taking my family on a vacation to Hawaii, I lived in Honolulu for 2 years after high school. I would like to be able to show my husband and boys how beautiful the island is and places/things I was able to see while living there.
My greatest achievement is my family. I am blessed to have an amazing husband that I have known since childhood and two beautiful boys. They teach me something new each day and have helped me to become the person I am today.
As the New Home Consultant at Thompson Homes, Andy is a homebuyer’s point of contact, acting to make the home buying/building experience a seamless process that is enjoyable. He is responsible for catering to our buyers’ wants and needs, taking the plans, houses and options, and making them a HOME for our buyers.
“This sounds cliché but I do enjoy assisting people build their new home,” says Andy. “It is awesome to drive past communities and know that I helped both find families a home and expand and grow a city!”
He loves being able to show potential buyers that owning a brand new Thompson Home is a true reality. And as the face of Thompson Homes in the Indiana market, Andy establishes relationships not only with the Realtors, but with the communities in which Thompson Homes build and serve.
After attending Western Kentucky University, where he studied Graphic Design, Andy moved to Evansville and met his wife, Jenni. They’ve been married for seven years and have two children.
He is also a HUGE Red Sox fan. “I have been to Fenway multiple times – including the opening series ring ceremony for the 2007 Championship thanks to an amazing surprise from my wife!”
• Tell us about your past work experience.
Following college, I was offered a position as a Healthcare Recruiter for Maxim, where I have been employed the past year and a half. On a daily basis I maintain strong client relationships through effective communication and organizational skills, while consistently meeting/exceeding monthly goals. I am a driven team player in commitment in achieving bottom line results.
• What is your role, or what do you do at Thompson Homes?
I am the Online Sales Consultant and my main duties include, following up on internet leads in a timely manner, setting appointments and communicating closely with other departments. I perform online sales activities to achieve company sales objectives while maintaining records of sales data.
• What are some of your interests or hobbies? All my life my greatest hobby has been basketball or anything associated with sports. I also enjoy traveling and spending time with my family and fur babies.
• Is there anything else we should know about you? My husband Cole and I just got married in September of this year and we reside in Chrisney, IN. We are looking forward to making a lot of great memories together.
• Do you have a Bucket List? I take life each day at a time and try to enjoy the little things. One thing I have always wanted to do is visit New York City in the Fall or Winter to see central park and the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree.
• Greatest Achievement? My greatest achievement has been working for Maxim over a year in a job I lacked former training and experience in. I have been self-taught, self-motivated, exceeded the requirements consistently while being recognized in the top 50 home care recruiters in the region.
Before joining Thompson Homes I worked over thirteen years in new home sales and general real estate. I found that helping families find the perfect home is very rewarding.
My role at Thompson Homes will be as a New Home Consultant. In this role I will work directly with buyers through the process of finding out exactly what they are looking for so that I can find them the home that best meets their criteria and in turn give them life improvement. I will be their point of contact through the build process and keep them updated on what is happening with their home from start to finish.
In my free time I like to spend time with my husband, two children and three grandsons. I enjoy reading and watching true crime stories. I like to spend my vacations at the beach.