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OurMission

Barriere safely provides quality asphalt and concrete paving, industrial, heavy civil construction services and materials to our customers
in a rewarding work environment.

COREPURPOSE

Barriere safely constructs quality roads and infrastructure necessary to develop and maintain thriving communities.

1949

GAINES WILSON TAKES OVER R.B. TYLER COMPANY IN LOUISVILLE, KY.

1950s

WORKING WITH HIS FATHER, GEORGE H. WILSON SR. FORMS WILSON CONTRACTING AND EXPANDS OPERATIONS TO NEW ORLEANS.

1960s

GEORGE H. WILSON SR. LEADS BARRIERE AS IT HELPS DEVELOP SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA’S ROADS AND HIGHWAYS.

1970

GAINES WILSON PASSES AWAY.

1971

GEORGE H. WILSON, SR., PRESIDENT OF GAINES P. WILSON & SON, INC. WAS ELECTED PRESIDENT OF NATIONAL ASPHALT PAVEMENT ASSOCIATION.

1977

GEORGE H. WILSON SR. PASSES AWAY AT AGE 48. BETTY WILSON IS NAMED CHAIRMAN AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER.

1980s

BARRIERE THRIVES UNDER BETTY’S COMMITMENT TO SAFETY AND INTEGRITY. SERVICE EXPANDS INTO HIGHWAY AND HEAVY CIVIL CONSTRUCTION.

1989

GEORGE H. WILSON JR. BECOMES CHAIRMAN AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER.

1990s

BARRIERE CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF OPERATION. THE 3 WILSON BROTHERS – GEORGE, PETER AND BERT – TAKE OVER DAY-TO-DAY MANAGEMENT OF THE COMPANY.

1998

BARRIERE OPENS ASPHALT PLANT IN BOUTTE, LA.

2000s

BARRIERE COMPLETES LARGER-SCALE INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS THAT INCLUDE BOX CULVERTS, CURB & GUTTER, DRAINAGE, AND MORE.

2001

BARRIERE OPENS ASPHALT PLANT IN FRANKLINTON, LA.

2005

HURRICANE KATRINA DEVASTATES LOUISIANA’S GULF COAST.

2009

FOURTH GENERATION FAMILY MEMBERS BEGIN WORKING AT BARRIERE.

2016

PETER A. WILSON BECOMES PRESIDENT AND CEO OF BARRIERE. GEORGE H. WILSON, JR. TRANSITIONS TO CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD AND BERT A. WILSON BECOMES PRESIDENT OF ASPHALT AND MATERIALS.

2016

BARRIERE OPENS THEIR THIRD ASPHALT PLANT IN BATON ROUGE.

COREVALUES

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  • We put the safety of our Employees and the Public first.
  • We are an Ethical, Family owned and operated company, and enhance opportunities for the Next Generation of Owners and Employees.
  • We ensure Customer Satisfaction by working to exceed Safety and Quality Expectations.
  • We Treat all Employees Fairly, and Maintain a Compensation and Benefits System Which Rewards Performance.
  • We instill in Our Employees Respect for the Environment by Being Good Corporate Citizens and a Model Green Company.

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