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

Principal

512.355.1610

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.


Robert Thompson

Principal

210.556.1644

Robert started RE Thompson Company in 1986 as a manufacturers representative agency and distribution wholesale plumbing supply house in Dallas TX. In 2000 he relocated to San Antonio after selling the wholesale plumbing and hardware lines to employees. In San Antonio he continued with only the architectural Division 10 manufacturers with his daughter working the Austin area and Robert focusing on San Antonio.


Shawn Caris

Office Manager

512.549.4061

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.


Bob Fee

Outside Sales

210.743.0032

I was born and raised in San Antonio, TX. I studied at St. Phillips College and graduated with a degree in Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management. I spent ten years working in the hospitality industry, specializing in team management, customer service, and growing sales. After many successes, I decided to broaden my skills in sales. I came to work with Bleu Architectural in January 2019. Working with Jim Clayton and Robert Thompson, I have been able to develop my skills as a salesman and build many great relationships with everyone we do business with. My goal is to be the best asset for everyone in the construction process. From helping architects specifying the right products to working with the general contractors and subcontractors. Living my whole life in San Antonio, I have seen it grow over the years. I take a lot of pride in knowing that I am helping to make this city even better.


Ami Chung

Marketing and Sales Support

512.553.3131

Ami joined Bleu Architectural in August 2017 as an assistant in customer service support working part-time Shawn Caris, Office Manager.