Meet Bruce. Candidate for GA Labor Commissioner.

Bruce lives in Cartersville, Georgia with his wife Rebecca (Becky), daughter Faith and son Maxwell. Although credited with many business and political accolades over the years, Bruce’s biggest accomplishments are raising his two children alongside his wife of 24 years, Becky. 

 

Working alongside many non-profit organizations including Hickory Log, the local homeless shelter, advocates for children, goshen valley, and many others. He is currently an owner in Quoteburst, Lifecycle, Textwave, Strong Tower Development, Bruce Thompson Enterprises, and Providential Development and Consulting.

Thompson Family Picture

Who is Bruce?

It has often been said that Bruce Thompson is not afraid of rolling up his sleeves and getting dirty. Whether on a jobsite or just volunteering, he is not afraid of work especially if it involves helping others. His “get it done” spirit, rooted in his childhood from Montana growing up on a farm, life was anything but easy. After attending college on a wrestling scholarship, Bruce went on to service four years in the United States Military as a Tank Commander. 

 

Since his time serving in the military, Bruce has been referred to as a serial entrepreneur because of the variety of businesses he has successfully launched or turned around.

 

He initiated his first venture when he was 10 years old by selling fresh milk from the farm to local school bus drivers. When he turned 22, he launched The Thompson Group in South Florida to provide tenant improvements to 11 shopping centers.

 

Since then, Bruce has successfully started 2 automatic swimming pool cover businesses that grew to become the largest in the Southeast prior to being acquired in 2018. In 2007, he formed The Thompson Insurance Group from scratch, and over the next 9 years grew it to 6 offices and over 10 million in premiums.

 

Along the way, he was recognized with numerous awards and became a regular speaker at many leadership conferences. In 2008, he co-founded Quoteburst software to automate the quoting activity for the insurance industry. With over 40 million quotes currently processed by the company, it is no wonder why it has become the largest and premier quoting solution with over 4,000 agencies. Bruce ordinally served as the CMO before moving to the COO role, and he currently serves as the CEO of the corporation.

Bruce has co-founded a texting company that successfully delivered 22 million texts in one month to educate voters on a referendum issue. Another corporation Bruce owns is Strong Tower Development which serves as an investment and holding company that has built a funeral home, rental homes for single moms, and developed a center for small businesses to exist.

Why is Bruce Pro-Life?

One evening in 1964, Bruce’s mother, who was a single mom, needed a ride home from her shift at the California bar that she worked at. Four patrons offered her a ride, and she accepted without considering the precarious position she had placed herself in. That evening she was gang raped and became pregnant with another boy. Fortunately, she decided to keep the child and 9 months later delivered a son that she would name Bruce.

 

As you can see, Bruce’s path to where he is now was hardly the traditional route many would expect, and many years later he and his wife would choose to adopt the first of their two children.

Adoption - A Servant Heart

In 2000, a 21-year-old young lady sat in a pregnancy center with termination papers in her hands. With the counselor attempting to change the determined girl to not terminate her 5-month long pregnancy, my call came in seeking the opportunity to adopt. The young girl came to stay with us and allow us to care for her for the remaining months of her pregnancy, and on August 16, she delivered a healthy little girl we named Faith. At 4 years old, Faith began playing the piano by ear, and at 15 wrote her first published song. She has performed the National anthem for VP Pence and was invited to perform two of her songs before an exclusive group in Washington DC at the Bible Museum.

 

In 2005, the Thompsons were provided with another opportunity to adopt. This time a young girl struggling with alcohol and other addictions and was late in her pregnancy. On March 16, she delivered an alcohol syndrome little boy that would later be diagnosed with severe ADHD and slight Asperger’s symptoms. Through extensive intervention, Max has grown into a high-functioning young man that has adapted very well in school and society. Bruce often comments on what a privilege it is to serve as Faith and Max’s father and his gratitude to the Lord for this opportunity. These are just a few reasons Bruce is a staunch Pro-lifer.