Customer Stories & Testimonials

JM Landscaping & Grading

“I want to make sure that when the job gets done, the job gets done right.”

Jose Mendez, owner of JM Landscaping & Grading, has worked in landscaping for most of his life. He began mowing grass when he got out of high school and quickly realized he loved the work. That love for the job has lasted throughout his life, and now he owns his own landscaping business

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Rockwood Sustainable Solutions

“Let’s recycle today so that we can have a brighter, cleaner tomorrow.”

Since 2014, Rockwood has always taken their responsibility to their customers very seriously. “I want our customers to have a sense of belonging when they work with Rockwood,” says Charles Hartsell, Chief Operating Officer at Rockwood.


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RAWSO Constructors

“Build up the people first, then the rest will come.”

RAWSO is a heavy civil contractor located in Murfreesboro, TN. Their motto, “Build Better,” is seen in all the work that they do. Schools, multi-family complexes, airports, and more: each project shows off the careful planning and effort that they pour into their work.


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“It’s good to know you can call and they will answer. I feel like they really care. It’s a true team effort out there.” – Derek “DEE” Damesworth, Terminal Manager, Watco

Watco is an international transportation and supply chain service company that integrates rail, water, road, and air to solve any supply chain challenge. Their site in New Johnsonville, TN, specializes in material handling and storage – specifically unloading raw materials for barge, rail, and truck.

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Bi-County Solid Waste Management

Watch the video above to learn how Bi-County Solid Waste Management in Clarksville, TN added 2-3 years to its landfill’s lifespan due to Cat equipment compaction rates and advanced GPS technology. The landfill utilizes two Cat 836K Landfill Compactors, one 826K Landfill Compactor, and five Cat 972M Wheel Loaders to maintain its daily operations and reach its target productivity.

Smith County Landfill

Watch the video above to learn how the Smith County Landfill in Carthage, TN increased their up-time by 90% and achieved greater compaction after adding the Cat 836K Landfill Compactor to their operation. Plus, with the parts availability and superior service from Thompson Machinery, the landfill is on track to last longer and generate greater revenue.

Cookeville Public Works

David says that there are “Several reasons,” the city decided to purchase Cat equipment from Thompson, such as the location to the dealership and the Cat government incentives. But ultimately, David states, “It just made sense to be close to home. We got the best product for the best price.”

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MIL-SPEC Landscaping

After 20+ years of dedicated service to his country in the U.S. Army, Brian Boase knew just because he was retiring from military service didn’t mean he was going to stop serving those around him. And so, MIL-SPEC Landscaping was created.

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White Construction & Associates, Inc.

White Construction & Associates, Inc. is building on the White family’s 35-plus years of experience in the construction industry. The firm specializes in heavy civil construction and design-build projects – including earthwork, roadway construction, municipal utilities, and more.

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Lauderdale County Highway Department

Like other county operations, the Lauderdale County Highway Department has a full schedule of road and bridge maintenance, debris pickup, and other vital functions. Due to its location adjacent to the Mississippi River, however, the department must also deal with extensive flooding issues and the resulting damage.

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Browning Construction Company

John Browning started his construction company in 1978, doing smaller, mostly commercial project jobs, Project Manager Corey Mills recalls. Today, however, Browning Construction Company is a major Memphis area resource for excavation and grading work.

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Giles County Highway Department

The Giles County Highway Department maintains a busy schedule of projects along the Tennessee county’s 1,100-plus miles of road. The Department’s equipment fleet includes both older and new Cat machines – all of which are in constant use.

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Verell Farms

Visit Verell Farms in Jackson, Tennessee on any given day, and you’ll probably find John Verell, Sr. at work on a Cat dozer. At 95, he is still a very active member of the family business.

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Vulcan Materials Company

Vulcan Materials Company is the nation’s largest producer of construction aggregates—primarily crushed stone, sand and gravel—and a major producer of aggregates-based construction materials, including asphalt and ready-mixed concrete. Check out how the Thompson Machinery team supports their operations and keeps their Cat machines at maximum productivity!

Summit Constructors

Summit Constructors is located in Nashville, Tennessee and has been providing site utility and grading services to the Middle Tennessee area since 1987. Their projects vary in size and range from commercial, residential, municipal, industrial, educational and hospitality sites. Check out the partnership between Summit Constructors, Thompson Machinery, and Caterpillar Financial!

Gilland’s LLC

Gilland’s LLC is based in Memphis, TN and their main focus is maintaining regulatory compliance for medical facilities and equipment, including power generation. Thompson Power, a division of Thompson Machinery, helps keep their life safety power generation needs online at all times. Total loss of electrical power is not an option… Surgeries and other medical procedures in process depend on Cat Power Systems if electrical needs arise. Check out how Thompson Power is the one-call source for Gilland’s LLC.

The Customer Experience – Thompson Machinery

Thompson Machinery is dedicated to making each customer feel appreciated, secure, and ensuring that all transactions are made effortless… It’s all about the Customer Experience (CX). Check out our employee on-boarding video and what we expect from all Thompson Machinery employees.

University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) Athletics Department

Sports events are a big part of campus life at Ole Miss in Oxford, Mississippi. A full schedule of football, basketball, and baseball games and other events create ever-changing temporary power needs; the Athletics Department relies on Thompson Power to provide their rental equipment.

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Decatur County Highway Department

In Decatur County, TN, Highway Superintendent Robert Montgomery is revitalizing the Highway Department. One of his major initiatives is repairing and resurfacing all the county’s roads, and his new Cat® 420F2 backhoe loader is playing a major role in the project.

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50 years working for a Cat Dealer

Thompson Machinery is honored to highlight Milton Chambley. Congratulations to Milton… and thank you for 50 years of loyal dedication!

Thompson Machinery – This is Us

Thompson Machinery is the exclusive Caterpillar dealer in middle and west Tennessee and north Mississippi. Check out our team, services, capabilities, and the reason why Thompson is the #1 Cat dealer in customer satisfaction!

Magnolia Underground Construction

Magnolia Underground Construction Inc., located in Byhalia, Mississippi, is a prominent resource for municipal, commercial, and residential projects in metropolitan Memphis. Owner Kevin Hurley talks about a siphon replacement project on the Wolf River.

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K-TEC has built a strong reputation in middle Tennessee by bringing the right equipment with the proper manpower to get the job done, and by working smartly and efficiently to get the maximum production from every day.

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Kemp Brothers Construction

In the rolling hills of Smith County, Tennessee, Jeff and Joe Kemp and their families have established both a thriving cattle farm and a respected construction business. Kemp Brothers Construction works on commercial jobs which include many utility district projects.

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Johnson Construction Co

As owner of Johnson Construction Co. in Savannah, Tennessee, Mitchael Johnson has followed in his grandfather’s and father’s footsteps by providing quality grading work in the Pickwick Dam and Lake area of southwest Tennessee. His fleet of equipment includes a wide variety of Cat machines.

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J.J Ferguson Companies

Jesse James Ferguson – known affectionately as “J.J.” by family and friends, was only 16 years old when he started his Greenwood, MS-based business in 1941. With dedication and hard work throughout a 64-year career, he built his company into one of Mississippi’s best-known suppliers and transporters of sand and gravel and pre-stress concrete beams. Gerald Johnson is the firm’s longtime Heavy Equipment Manager.

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City of Lawrenceburg Public Works Department

In the city of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, the Public Works Department stays busy with a full schedule of paving, repair, and maintenance work. In an area which has seen multiple serious floods, Director Jerry Smith and his crew constructed a major storm drain system improvement project through the heart of the city.

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Stuart Contracting

Bill Stuart’s growing construction firm is known for a wide range of projects – from commercial and metal buildings to electrical work and light industry developments. His company has built more than a dozen large hangars at the Tullahoma (TN) Municipal Airport.

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Bakers Ready Mix

It’s easy to see why Bakers Ready-Mix owner Billy Don Baker says, “In this part of central Mississippi, we’re a one-stop shop for everything.”

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Century Construction & Realty, Inc & Emsolutions

Century Construction & Realty, Inc. is based in Tupelo, Mississippi. Check out how telematics has improved their business. EMSolutions at Thompson Machinery is proud to be their business partner!

Espey Gin Company/Espey Oil Company

In Carroll County, Tennessee, Espey Gin Company and Espey Oil Company provides hauling of cotton, grain, seed, fertilizer, and diesel fuel for agricultural business, farmers, and other area companies. Allen Espey is the owner of the family business.



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McCarty King Construction Co.

McCarty King Construction Company is a full-service construction company, offering general construction, planning, and project management. They are prominent in healthcare and senior living environment projects, as well as a varied range of commercial, civic, educational and residential projects – including new construction as well as multi-phased expansion and renovations of existing facilities.

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Roberts Builders Inc.

Providing its services to parts of Mississippi, Tennessee, and Alabama, Roberts Builders Inc. has built a solid reputation as a preferred supplier to both commercial and residential property owners.

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Browning Contractors, Inc

Germantown, Tennessee-based Browning Contractors, Inc. has experienced major growth over the past five years. The family-owned business is active in a wide range of site work projects – apartments; subdivisions (clearing roads, laying pipe, lot preparation); warehouses; restaurants; medical buildings; churches; and intermodal yards.

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Ralph Jones Sheet Metal, Inc

This family-owned Arlington, Tennessee firm, which specializes in the use of architectural sheet metal, has left its mark on some on the most striking buildings in the Southeast. As they tackle projects large and small, in varying site conditions, Ralph Jones Sheet Metal finds that renting from The Cat Rental Store gives them the flexibility they require.

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H & J Concrete, LLC

H & J Concrete, LLC has become known as a middle Tennessee area leader in concrete work, hardscaping, and construction. This family owned, locally owned business is headquartered in Columbia, Tennessee.

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Prisock Dirt Construction, LLC

Buddy Prisock was born and raised on a farm in Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, and stayed to establish a successful landscaping/construction firm right in his hometown of Starkville. Prisock Dirt Construction, LLC is one of the area’s predominant resources for site preparation and pipeline/utility work.

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Hunt Construction & Excavating LLC

Hunt Construction & Excavating LLC is based in Lebanon, Tennessee. Check out how Denton Hunt has grown his business over the last 20 years from one Cat backhoe to over twenty Cat machines, including Cat skid steers, excavators, wheel loaders, and more. Thompson Machinery is proud to partner with such a great customer!

JT Horn Logging Inc

JT Horn Logging Inc. is based in Golden, Mississippi and is one of the area’s best logging companies. As their company has grown, Thompson Machinery has been there to help keep their machines running and trucks moving! Check out how Thompson Machinery and Cat equipment helps JT Horn Logging move their logs to the mill.

Lincoln County Highway Department

The Lincoln County Highway Department, under the direction of Road Superintendent Tim Gill,  oversees the maintenance of 850 miles of county roads and bridges in an area covering 750 square miles.

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Hammett Gravel Company, Inc

Tripp Hammett describes the family owned sand and gravel mining business, as well as the support Hammett Gravel receives from Thompson Machinery.

Elk Mountain Construction

For over 30 years, Elk Mountain Construction Company has been a premiere provider of excavation, grading, demolition, site work and trucking services in and around the Upper Cumberland area of Middle Tennessee. The firm’s reputation for high-quality work had led to many long-term business relationships.

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Cook’s Nursery and Landscaping

Cook’s Nursery & Landscaping in Clarksville, Tennessee has evolved from a small residential and commercial landscape contractor into a major resource for site development work. Under Patrick Cook’s leadership, the firm started by his father has grown to become an important presence on many high-profile construction projects in Montgomery County and the surrounding area.

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C.O. Christian & Sons Co., Inc

C.O. Christian and Sons Company is a 46-year-old electrical construction, electrical engineering, and telecommunication company based in Nashville, TN. The Cat Rental Store at Thompson Machinery is proud to support their rental equipment needs, including boom lifts, scissor lifts, compressors, light towers, generators, forklifts, pumps… and Cat backhoes, skid steers, excavators, and more. Learn more at

Conditioned Air, Inc

In Tupelo, Mississippi, Conditioned Air, Inc. offers a full package of HVAC, electrical, and plumbing services for projects which include governmental, health care, industrial and church facilities. Partner Michael Green relies on The Cat Rental Store to provide the right equipment to fit needs which change from job to job.

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Century Construction & Realty, Inc

Century Construction & Realty, Inc., based in Tupelo, MS, is a proud business partner of Thompson Machinery, as well as the Cat Rental Store at Thompson Machinery. Check out how their customer experience with Thompson impacts their day-to-day operations.

Leflore County Unit System Road Department

Jerry Smith serves as the Road Manager for Leflore County, Mississippi, overseeing all county road maintenance — from grass clipping and roadbed stabilizing to ditching and bridge maintenance — across a county which covers over 600 square miles.

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Southern Dirt Company

Starkville, Mississippi’s Southern Dirt Company, owned by business partners Brian Prisock and Josh Cannon, is an well-known resource for commercial, residential, water and sewer construction. The company’s all-Cat fleet has grown to include a wide range of equipment.

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