Bert attended Louisiana State University and began his career with Barriere in 1979. Prior to his appointment as President of Asphalt and Materials Operations, Bert served as President of Barriere’s South Shore operations. He has served as President of the Louisiana Asphalt Paving Association (LAPA) and currently remains on their Board. He is a past President of the Associated Builders and Contractors’ Bayou Chapter (ABC) and the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors. Bert is currently President of the Jefferson Business Council.