Thrive is a brand and marketing agency entirely dedicated to solving the unique marketing challenges of the construction, manufacturing, and transportation industries.

Our deep understanding of the construction sector allows us to create tailored strategies that drive results and catalyze growth.

We specialize in skilled trades and heavy industries.

Engaging an agency that’s deeply embedded in the construction, manufacturing, industrial, and transportation sectors translates to an agency/client partnership grounded in industry-specific expertise and dedication. Our specialization in these essential industries has allowed us to develop a nuanced understanding of market dynamics, regulatory impacts, and consumer behavior specific to the vertical we serve. The result is a combination of deep industry knowledge, strategic foresight, and a genuine commitment to client success.

  • Deep construction industry relationships and network
  • Clients gain access to unparalleled industry insights that are not just surface-level observations but deep, actionable intelligence.
  • Industries we focus on: construction, manufacturing, transportation & logistics, equipment rental, lifting, access, architecture, engineering, building, MEP.

Strategy before everything else.

If the strategy’s not right, the execution wont matter. That’s why every one of our engagements begins with an in-depth strategic focus. Whether we’re refining your positioning, evolving your brand, supercharging your customer-acquisition strategy, or revolutionizing your marketing, our journey starts with a structured diagnostic phase. Here, we unearth comprehensive insights— from market trends to consumer behavior and competitive landscapes—which inform and calibrate a bespoke strategy for your brand. This meticulous approach shifts our trajectory from merely delivering outputs to consistently generating meaningful outcomes aligned with your business goals.

  • Our rigorous diagnostic phase identifies your unique growth levers.
  • Every strategy is a path to tangible outcomes, with clear business objectives steering the course.
  • Together, we proactively address future market shifts with adaptive, forward-thinking strategies.

How we gain a mutual advantage.

To be as effective and strategic as possible—and to solidify an advantage for both of us—we only take on a small number of new clients each year. This allows us to engage with you for longer periods of time, giving you our undivided focus and attention, since that’s what it takes to solve some of the most pressing problems in business.

  • Small roster, longer engagements, better results
  • Agency leadership on every project
  • Insights-driven approach to problem solving
  • More conversations, fewer presentations
  • Project management: We work in both Agile and Waterfall to best support our clients’ needs.

About your financial investment.

When it comes down to it, we know that you’re focused on value, which means that we’re focused on value. Together, we’ll agree on what that value is prior to beginning our engagement, so there are no surprises. Typically, our programs, which are offered at a fixed fee, begin at $12k and increase accordingly based on complexity. This is a guideline, though, so it’s okay if your project looks and feels a little different. We’ll discuss, and then figure it out together.

  • We give you options derived from your stated goals.
  • Flexible terms, multiple ways to engage
  • Fixed project cost, no hourly billing
  • Mutually agreed upon KPIs and OKRs
  • For unknown problems with unknown solutions, an initial paid diagnostic may be required to determine appropriate scope

We deliver programs, not services.

One of the benefits of doing this work for more than a decade is that we’ve seen many of the same recurring problems. This has allowed us to build frameworks for solving those problems. And these frameworks have allowed us to systematize the way we approach work, which we’ve codified into the various programs we offer. Read why we switched to programs here.

  • Codified programs
  • Customized thinking
  • Bulletproof process
  • Experience-driven approach
  • Fueled by curiosity


Audience growth doesn’t happen by accident. Neither does increased market share. Success in the Fourth Industrial Revolution is the result of a bulletproof process designed to identify the exact right problem to solve.

1. Diagnose

Uncover data and gain an understanding of what’s causing your current challenge.

2. Prescribe

Assess findings, provide creative recommendations, build a roadmap that solves your challenge and helps you excel.

3. Apply

Execute and deliver specific solutions, monitor reactions and responses, and reapply as needed.


Chief Executive Officer

Timothy J. Hillegonds

Chief Executive Officer

Current Job Openings

We’re looking for creative, thoughtful, driven people who bring their best selves to every endeavor. If this sounds like you, drop us a note.