Our People

For four generations and counting, our customers have trusted us to build, maintain, and improve the ground-up infrastructure that drives commerce in Louisiana and beyond.  We put the safety of our people, our customers, the traveling public, and our communities first, so we can focus on the quality and efficiency that enable us to meet tight deadlines and provide legendary customer service.

After nearly 70 years in business, we recognize that our employees form the foundation of this trust and are the reason our entrepreneurial culture thrives on a diverse mix of abilities – allowing us to provide innovative solutions while opening doors in new markets around the Gulf South. Our culture of care inspires our employees and creates opportunities to advance within the company to new positions and responsibilities. Our most valuable asset has always been our dedicated workforce, which we believe to be the best in Louisiana. As we grow our business, it is part of our mission to continue promoting from within our ranks to build lasting careers for our employees.

Barriere is a place where people come to build a career. In fact, over 30% of our workforce has more than 10 years of experience here! Defined career paths are designed to help our workforce move up the ranks, and dedicated training efforts at all levels of employment ensure that our employees have the training, education, and development opportunities necessary to succeed.

At Barriere, we strive to promote existing employees, announcing 15 internal promotions in 2017 alone. From interns to foremen to project managers, our employees are encouraged to look and reach beyond the status quo to deliver safety and quality in every aspect of every project. And our reputation for ethical behavior enables us to attract and retain the best talent and loyal customers.

Barriere field crews have an extensive understanding of construction practices, materials specifications, local soil conditions, and installation standards. Professional engineers, project managers, and safety, training, risk management, and quality control specialists provide best-in-class expertise. And our equipment operators, craft professionals, and tradespersons excel in the details.

It is our culture of care, to doing every job right – the first time and every time – that helps ensure the highest level of customer satisfaction and retention and a reason why our employee tenure ranges from one to 40+ years of service; a testament to Barriere’s culture and a clear focus on the future.

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SERVICE AWARDS

THANK YOU FOR YOUR YEARS OF SERVICE

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Betty A. Wilson | Chairman Emeritus
George H. Wilson, Jr. | Chairman
Peter A. Wilson | President and Chief Executive Officer
Bertrand A. Wilson | President of Asphalt and Materials Operations

Steve Mance | Director
A. Ross Myers | Director
Ben Rechter | Director
Garret “Hank” Danos | Director

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

George H. Wilson, Jr.
Chairman
Peter A. Wilson
President and CEO
Bertrand A. Wilson
President of Asphalt and Materials Operations
James M. Breland, Jr.
Vice-President, Asphalt Operations
David F. Mayer
Vice President, Business Development
Douglas G. Olson
Vice President, Chief Estimator
Heath D. Wahden
Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer
Christopher J. Williams
Director of Administration and Employee Development
Matthew D. Woods
Vice-President, Construction Operations
SASOL LAKE CHARLES CHEMICAL PROJECT
FRENCH BRANCH PROJECT
ST. BERNARD AVENUE RECONSTRUCTION
NORTH TANK FARM SECONDARY CONTAINMENT (OCCIDENTAL CHEMICAL)
NOLA MOTORSPORTS
CORPS LEVEE CROSSING
REPAVING INTERSTATE 55
GENERAL DEGAULLE CROSSING
IMT YARD EXPANSION PHASE 3A
IMTT RING WALLS
ENTERGY – WESCO SUBSTATION
ENTERGY – SUPERDOME VAULT
RACELAND RAW SUGAR CORP – NEW BOILER FOUNDATION
ENTERGY MIDTOWN SUBSTATION DEMOLITION & REBUILD
ROAD BUILDING & INFRASTRUCTURE
SITE WORK
STRUCTURAL
ROAD BUILDING & INFRASTRUCTURE
SITE WORK
INDUSTRIAL SERVICES
PUBLIC WORKS & COMMERCIAL
INDUSTRIAL
MATERIAL SALES

Our Story

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

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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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