In 1977, Mark W. Thompson began working as an apprentice for M.P. Moller Organ Company. He received extensive training in new installations, rebuilds, restorations, tonal work, and service quality control. After completing the apprenticeship, he was awarded his service territory covering Virgina and North Carolina. This was the beginning of Thompson Pipe Organ Company.
Form 1989-2008, Mark was the curator for Bruton Parish church in Colonial Williamsburg.
In 1999, Mark was proud to be part of the first ever Historic Organs Restoration and Conservation Colloquium sponsored by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. The three day meeting was by invitation only and participation was limited to fifty organ specialists from around the world. The colloquium was designed to focus on the goals and ethics of organ restoration traditions and to recent conservation science.
Today, Mark continues to provide his clients with quality workmanship, professionalism, and expertise gained by forty years of work in the field.