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A tradition of quality from a family
of dedicated carpenters

It was Jacob Thiel who began the family tradition of quality workmanship. This gifted craftsman taught his six sons everything he knew about his trade. In 1955, Robert and Donald Thiel opened their doors for business as R&D Thiel, and were soon joined by their brothers Thomas, Gerald, Allan and Harry. So, from the start, R&D Thiel was a thriving family business with a heritage of working with wood. From this relatively modest beginning evolved one of the largest carpenter contracting firms in the country.

R&D Thiel, headquartered in Belvidere, Illinois, started in the suburbs of Chicago and has continued to expand under the name Carpenter Contractors of America into the thriving markets of Florida and the Carolinas, or the southeastern United States, serving all the major metropolitan areas of Florida and the Carolinas.

R&D Thiel and Carpenter Contractors of America have grown to achieve a reputation as one of the preeminent full service carpenter contractors, material suppliers and housing component manufacturers in the United States. As you view our organization, the scope of services available with a given area may vary, but the unwavering comitment to quality and client service is consistent in every community served.