Established in 1983


Our History

M. R. Thornton & Sons was started in July of 1983 as a small remodeling company by Mike Thornton, a 32-year-old carpenter. Mike wanted to be his own boss and help homeowners in the Washington, D. C. area with their remodeling needs. In the first four years, his vision quickly grew the company from himself and a part-time helper to12 employees. Over the years, the company has comfortably settled in with 5 field workers and 2 office staff. Gross sales have risen from mere thousands in the beginning to well over one million dollars annually. Mike, though, is most proud of the fact that he has not spent one dollar on advertising over the 24 years he's been in business, instead relying solely on word of mouth referrals. He credits this to a superb crew with an objective of complete customer satisfaction.

Mike, who still straps on his toolbelt every day at age 59, is involved and closely supervises every job, large or small, from initial visit and estimate through to final completion. Satisfied homeowners mean more to him than the company's bottom line.

The company has also, over the years, created a solid group of subcontractors, i.e. plumber, electrician, tile setter, etc. who are also small businesses (mostly 2 - 3 employees) so that the same mechanic is on the job from start to finish.

In the 24 years we have been in business, we have done work for close to 1500 satisfied homeowners, doing everything from small repairs to large additions and renovations and even built 2 custom homes.

We are really looking forward to our 30th year in business coming in 2013 and to continuing to serve homeowners in the Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia areas.


3480 Daisy Road, Woodbine, MD