The goal of the company is to further establish the RJ Thieneman brand and grow it to full potential by taking the accomplishments of the past and joining them with a strategic and creative view of the future.




 “We put the $700 down and got a loan on our first house.”

In 1954, R.J. and his friend, Fred Slater got their real estate licenses and went into the building business. He had $350 and I had $350. We put the $700 down and got a loan on our first house.

The Archdiocese of Louisville chooses RJ Thieneman

In 1985, the Archdiocese of Louisville selected RJ Thieneman Realty Group to develop the land that was formerly home to the St. Thomas Seminary as The Woods of St. Thomas. As members of the Catholic Church, the Thieneman family took pride in paying homage to the school by not only naming the development “The Woods of St. Thomas,” but also by naming a major connecting road, between Highways 22 and 42, “Seminary Lane.”

A John Robinson Lifetime Achievement Award

In 1997, Robert J. Thieneman, Sr., was honored by the Home Builders Association of Louisville with its inaugural John Robinson Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Villas of Forest Springs & Saratoga Springs are born

Villas of Forest Springs multifamily apartments were developed in 2000. That same year, RJT hosted Homearama at Forest Springs North. Saratoga Springs is developed the following year, in 2001.

“… decades of working side-by-side with their fathers”

In 2006, Brian Thieneman was named CEO and Bob Thieneman, Vice President. The organization has since been under the direction of second-generation leadership that continues to follow the principals and practices of their patriarch, instilled through decades of working side-by-side with their fathers in the business.

Growth continues as Rock Springs and Northcrest Plaza are added to the mix

The neighborhood of Rock Springs was also developed in 2006. Shortly following, RJT expanded their reach into Elizabethtown, KY, by purchasing Northcrest Plaza.

RJT leads by example

In 2008, RJT developed Legends at Saratoga Springs as Louisville’s first ENERGY STAR-only community.

“Transaction of the Year’ for 2010 …”

In 2010, RJT acquired Franklin Square Plaza. CCIM Kentucky Chapter ‘Transaction of the Year’ for 2010.

“Hosting Homearama”

Homearama was held at the Reserves of Rock Springs in 2012, as well as in Rock Springs the following year, in 2013.

“The Woods of Glen Oaks”

The Woods of Glen Oaks was developed in 2013.

RJT receives recognition

In 2013, Bob Thieneman, Jr. was elected President of the HBAL. Later in 2014, he was honored by the BIA with the Elmus S. Ussery Builder of the year Award.

“Major expansion began …”

RJT acquired Kroger Plaza in Winchester, KY in 2014. Major expansion began at the Shops of Forest Springs during this year as well.

The Reserve at Fox Run

37 acres of land was purchased to develop the Reserve at Fox Run. A total of 64 home sites are planned for this development located in Oldham and Jefferson counties.

Apprentice Builder Program

This two-year program was created to allow the third generation an opportunity to be involved in a building project while working directly with a mentor builder.



The Present

RJ Thieneman continues to strive and grow as a company. Their values remain the same as they did when the company first started.