Renee Beaulieu went to Iowa State University and got her bachelors degree in Accounting. From there, she got her CPA license and worked in public accounting for a company in Des Moines. When she moved back to Sioux City, Thompson was one of her clients and she got to know the business. In 1993, Renee joined the Thompson team as a controller. She later became the CFO. Currently, Renee is our President of Operations, CFO, and our Treasurer of Thompson. Renee is active in the Siouxland area in many organizations including: sitting on the Unity Point Health board of directors, Morningside College board of directors, as well as GIRLS Inc board. Renee is passionate about the youth in our community and women in need. Renee and her husband Brent, live out on an acreage outside of town and they enjoy spending time with their 4 grandchildren. Renee enjoys reading books, spending time & traveling with her daughter Tori, gardening, and motorcycle rides with her husband and their friends.
James Olson graduated from Briar Cliff University in 2006. He started in a sales and marketing role with an HVAC/duct manufacturing company in Minneapolis for the first 5 years after college. In 2011, James moved back to Sioux City, IA and married his wife, Holly. At this time, James also decided it was time to join the family business, Interstate Mechanical Corp. James’ father and Uncle owned the company since his Grandfather, whom started the company in 1912, passed away. James and his brother-in-law, Wes, have since owned and operated the company until Jan 1of 2023, as they were merged with Thompson. James is active in the industry with SMACNA (Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ Association) and has served on the SMACNA board of directors. As well as, on the state board of directors for the Sheet Metal Contractors of Iowa. James also serves on a few other local community boards in his free time such as the United Way of Siouxland. James and his wife Holly have 2 children. When he is not working, James likes to golf and spend time in Okoboji with his family.