About Our Company

Who We Are

Thrift Development is a licensed general contractor in South Carolina and Georgia. We are a pre-qualified prime contractor for SCDOT, GDOT and NCDOT. We self-perform grading, storm drainage, base work as a prime contractor, and work with subcontractors to complete all scopes of work.We take on highway projects from various entities and provide a turn-key product. We have the experience, knowledge and expertise to manage all aspects of the project through completion.


Humble Beginnings 

Glenn Thrift was born to Julius B. Thrift and Maude Hamby Thrift in 1932. As one of nine, Glenn, came from a humble beginning, but also came from a hard-working family. From an early age he learned to work with his hands and to be dedicated to his trade. His parents always taught him to keep a strong faith in God and to work diligently. The values instilled in him by his parents stayed with him throughout his life.

Glenn was a partner of Thrift Brothers Inc. since the 1950’s. With Thrift Brothers, Glenn and his brothers got their start working in the sawmill and logging industry and eventually grew to building government roads. In the 1960’s, Thrift Brothers began building state DOT roads. Thanks to their hard work and unmatched dedication, Thrift Brothers grew their business to be one of the largest SC DOT contractors in the mid 80s.


Continuing Tradition 

In 1994, Glenn Thrift and his son, Gary, formed Thrift Development Corp. Gary was raised with the same values his grandparents instilled in his father - honesty, integrity, faithfulness and hard work. These values led this father-son duo to quickly gain a proud reputation across the southeast. In 2017, Gary's oldest son Rush joined Thrift Development and became the third generation to work in leadership in the company.  Today, Gary and Rush continue to run Thrift Development on the same core values of which the company was founded on.