Who We Are
We are Refractory Engineers and Constructors. Thorpe specializes in the design, installation and maintenance of severe service refractory linings, insulation systems, and acid resistant masonry for the industrial and steel markets both domestically and internationally.
Thorpe Specialty Services Corporation consists of three wholly owned subsidiaries: J T Thorpe Company, Thorpe-Sunbelt, Inc., and Thorpe International Services. Construction offices are located across the central Gulf Coast region to serve our customers by performing maintenance work, retrofit and capital projects. We combine experience and technical knowledge with skilled field crews to provide service to our customers through turnkey solutions.
The culture and attitude of the people at Thorpe is not just to secure a job, but to help a customer. This is best described by one of our customers:
“Thorpe had a concern and a willingness to contribute to the long-term reliability of our equipment. That was No. 1 for me. They weren’t just concerned about getting a job to put brick in. They took extra effort and time to look out for our long-term best interest.” – Major Gulf Coast Refinery Reliability Engineer
Attitude alone however is not enough. Lining improvements and solutions to problems begin with knowledge, experience and skill. We understand refractory properties and are familiar with thermomechanical engineering principles. Or to quote one of our more “perceptive” customers:
“Thorpe knows heat.” – North America Maintenance Manager