2x4 designs Mission:

"Do good work."

Cory Thompson, Owner + Designer

Cory, 33, has been interested in building and design since he was a kid growing up on a 500 acre cattle farm. After graduating college for architecture he continued following his growing interest in design and architecture and was hired at a local architecture firm where he gained valuable experience in art, architecture, and design. Today, with 11 years experience behind him, he puts all his talents and experience to good use for his clients and enjoys the rewards of helping clients create meaningful homes and spaces that by design enhance daily life.  

bamboo hut frame 13 yr old

bamboo hut frame 13 yr old


Thompson: Going Solo, By Design

Article from the Wilmington Business Journal, April 2015


"Among Wilmington’s community of residential designers, Cory Thompson might be called a high-tech chip off the old block.

Thompson, 30, who in January opened 2x4 DESIGNS at The Cotton Exchange, brings a blend of millennial verve and down-home sensibility to his work as he creates both trendy and traditional homes. 

Raised on a cattle farm in the Montgomery County hamlet of Mount Gilead, Thompson helped his father build sheds and fix the tractor. After high school, he worked construction jobs.

“After six months of construction labor I realized I was on the wrong side of the industry,” the boyish-looking Thompson recalled, flanked by a 3-D display screen and technical manuals in his new downtown office. “I was more interested in the professional, creative side of construction and design..." read the full article here.