ThorGeneral Contracting was founded with a mission to challenge the stereotypes of African-American construction contractors and prove that they could perform with quality work and professionalism. Our founder, Brandon A. Newell, recruited from the African-American community to build a company of master plumbers who adhered to policies of promptness, diplomacy and integrity. In 2012, he was recognized by the Chicago Urban League for this endeavor. Newell is a graduate of the Chicago Urban League’s Pre-2 Apprentice Contractors Development Program and had hired a significant number of his classmates. In the years that followed, ThorGeneral fulfilled its mission and is recognized in the Chicago area’s residential, commercial and industrial markets for its dedication to excellence in customer service and job performance.