ABOUT OUR FIRM

COMPANY PROFILE

Thunder Construction is a uniquely successful company with an expansive vision. Our mission, simply put, has always been to build top of the pyramid custom residences within the upper Roaring Fork Valley.

Thunder Construction was established by Monty Thompson in 1978. In forming Thunder Construction, Monty wanted to ensure a hands-on approach to building. Monty takes an active role in the building process by providing daily on-site management for each project along side his Project Managers.

Our ability to maintain a hands-on approach is directly related to the size of our management team and the number of projects we take on. With a staff of five full-time employees and an excellent working relationship with a group of highly experienced subcontractors, we have created a superior team of professionals to work on each individual project. By only taking on one or two projects at any given time, we ensure a commitment to excellence to our clients that is unparalleled in today’s building climate.

OUR EXPERIENCE

Thunder Construction has over 31 years of experience working in the Roaring Fork Valley, we have gained a reputation amongst our clients of supplying exceptional value through our building process and attention to detail that distinguishes fine custom work.

As general contractors/builders we work closely with our clients, architects and subcontractors to allow us to develop the highest quality custom residences that meet the needs and desires of our clients. We work with the finest craftsmen as every project reflects our commitment to excellence. We are dedicated to the clients we serve and take pride in the attention to those personal details that make each property a unique reflection of the owner.

Over the years, not only have we worked hard to build and maintain strong working relationships with those directly involved in our projects, but we have done so with the Aspen and greater Pitkin County building community as well. We have developed an excellent rapport with the various City of Aspen and Pitkin County departments. We are well respected by these various departments for our responsiveness and attention to detail with regards to the building process. We always stay apprised of code changes or any other such matters and ensure that we reach compliance on all of our projects.

BIOGRAPHIES

Monty Thompson

Monty Thompson

Monty grew up in Portsmouth, Ohio. After earning a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education from The Ohio State University he decided to visit Aspen with a friend and nearly 35 years later, he is still here. During his early years in Aspen he worked as a craftsman helping to build homes. In 1978 he formed Thunder Construction with the idea that he wanted to build high quality custom residences while maintaining a hands on approach to building. Monty has always believed in the idea of creating art and that each project should be a unique reflection of the owner.
Likes: piloting his airplane, motorcycle riding, tai chi and inventing devices

Matthew Langhorst

Matthew Langhorst

Matt was born in Oxford, England and at the age of 3 moved to the United States. Matt grew up in Michigan and attended Michigan Technological University where he received a degree in Civil Engineering. He moved to Colorado in 1999 and worked for JF Sato and Associates in Denver, Colorado for 2 years before moving to the Roaring Fork Valley in 2001. Matt work at High Country Engineering where he climbed the latter in the Glenwood office and eventually became a Senior Engineer. In 2006, Matt opened his own engineering firm, Roaring Fork Civil Consultants. He has worked with Thunder Construction as both an engineer and project manager for the last three years.
Likes: snowboarding, hiking, exploring Colorado and bringing the jeep to Moab and wheel

Sebastian Wanatowicz

Sebastian Wanatowicz

Sebastian was born in New York City and moved to Colorado at a young age. He attended the University of Colorado at Boulder where he earned a Bachelors Degree in Environmental Design and Architecture. Sebastian worked in the field of architecture for 10 years primarily focusing on construction management of high end custom homes in Colorado. In 2006 he opened his own architectural consulting firm, Seben Inc. He has worked with Thunder Construction for the past three years, providing architectural and interiors work as as both a project manager and site superintendent.
Likes: Skiing, hiking, travel, and family time.

Brigitte Ironside

Brigitte Ironside

Brigitte was born and raised in San Diego, California. Upon graduating from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology she attended the University of California at Berkley and Sonoma State University to study accounting and finance. In 2007, she attended Cornell University and received a Certificate from the School of Industrial Relations in Human Resource Administration. Brigitte moved to Colorado in 1995 and has been working in the construction field since 1998. She has been involved in both project management and accounting and for the past nine years she primarily has worked as a controller for high-end custom home builders.
Likes: travel, good food and wine and hiking in the back country.

Alyssa Genshaft

Alyssa Genshaft

Alyssa grew up in Columbus, Ohio. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madision with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science she went on to earn her Juris Doctorate from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. Upon graduating from law school she worked as an attorney practicing in the areas of civil litigation and business transactions. In 2004 she relocated to Aspen and has been working with Thunder Construction for 6 years. Alyssa is married and has two young children.
Likes: skiing, hiking and spending time with her family