Bleu Architectural was founded in July 2017 in Austin TX, with the purpose of representing material manufacturers in the Architectural & Construction Industry. Originally founded as RE Thompson Company by Robert Thompson Jr. in 1986. Our office has grown to represent leading manufacturers in Austin, San Antonio, Houston, South Texas, Dallas & Fort Worth. With Pride we serve our customers in Design & Detailing assistance – Architects, Interior Designers, Owners, Contractors, Subcontractors & Distributors. Our expert knowledge of the manufacturers we represent ensure the end user receives the highest quality products available.

Jim Clayton



James started Bleu Architectural in 2017 after joining RE Thompson Company in 2015 to assist Robert with the growth and overall succession plan for the agency. His degree in Interior Design and previous work with the architectural and design community allows him to see projects in different perspective. James has extensive experience in sales and marketing, coupled with work experiences in both General Contracting and as a valued Subcontractor partner. These experiences allow him the insight into these various relationships. Bleu Architectural is a Solution provider and focuses on providing these solutions to our partners.

Shawn Caris

Office Manager


Shawn joined the Bleu Architectural team in December 2019. His background as a Customer Service representative brings valuable knowledge to the team. Shawn assists in many aspects of the business to ensure superb customer service to our clients. There is no typical day so having the ability to adapt and improvise is critical. Outside of work Shawn enjoys being outdoors and spending time with his family.