The Barriere Way

The Barriere Way is more than just a slogan, it’s an operational philosophy that speaks to our core values and the fundamentals that have made us successful– safety, quality, trust, mutual respect, and continuous innovation.  And it’s the value proposition that differentiates us as a contractor, employer and corporate citizen.

Operating as one cooperative team, we leverage our strengths of combined knowledge and experience with safe project execution and a company-wide emphasis on customer advocacy. This approach, and our commitment to Safety and Quality, has sustained Barriere for nearly 70 years in southeast Louisiana and the Gulf South region.

Barriere Construction is a family company, committed to our employees and the communities where they live and work, which means that multiple generations of employees are commonplace on the Barriere team. We are proud to say that over ten employees have more than one generation of their family working for Barriere today.

Barriere employees take great pride in how we conduct ourselves in the office and on the job site. While each year brings new changes and challenges in our marketplace, one thing always remains certain: Our unwavering commitment to uphold the culture of excellence required to deliver the highest quality of safety and craftsmanship. Barriere’s reputation for excellence is no accident. We are constantly raising the bar to deliver projects on time and under budget. The Barriere Way means we are stronger together, and singularly focused on our goal of being the best contractors for our customers.

 

Our Story

Barriere Construction is a fourth-generation, family owned company headquartered in Metairie, La.

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Our People

Barriere puts the safety of our people, our customers, the traveling public, and our communities first.

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Our Commitments

Barriere’s first and most important commitment is to protect our employees and the public entering our jobsites to the fullest extent possible.

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Our Process

At Barriere, we feel that our operations process is one of our key differentiators. Any good process starts with a plan, which is where we go the extra mile.

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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.

 

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