OUR MISSION

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

Celebrating 70 Years

  • Gaines Wilson takes over R.B. Tyler Company in Louisville, KY.

  • Working with his father, George H. Wilson Sr. forms Wilson Contracting and expands operations to New Orleans.

  • George H. Wilson Sr. Leads Barriere as it helps develop Southeast Louisiana’s roads and highways.

  • Gaines Wilson passes away.

  • George H. Wilson, Sr., President of Gaines P. Wilson & Son, Inc. was elected President of National Asphalt Pavement Association.

  • George H. Wilson Sr. passes away at age 48. Betty Wilson is named Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

  • Barriere thrives under Betty’s commitment to safety and integrity. Service expands into highways and heavy civil construction.

  • George H. Wilson Jr. becomes Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

  • Barriere celebrates 50 years of operations. The 3 Wilson brothers – George, Peter & Bert – take over day-to-day management of the company.

  • Barriere opens asphalt plant in Boutte, LA.

  • Barriere completes larger-scale infrastructure projects that include box culverts, curb & gutter, drainage, and more.

  • Barriere opens asphalt plant in Franklinton, LA.

  • Hurricane Katrina devastates the Gulf Coast.

  • Fourth generation family members begin working at Barriere.

  • 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 & Materials.

  • Barriere opens asphalt plant in Baton Rouge, LA.

CORE PURPOSE

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

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SAFETY FIRST

We put the safety of our employees and the public first.

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FAMILY OWNED

We are an ethical, family-owned and operated company, which strives to enhance opportunities for the next generation of owners and employees.

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CUSTOMER SATISFACTION

We ensure customer satisfaction by working to exceed their safety and quality expectations.

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TRUST & RESPECT

We create and maintain professional business relationships with our stakeholders that are built on trust and mutual respect.

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FAIRNESS & EQUALITY

We treat all employees fairly and maintain a compensation and benefits system which rewards performance.

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CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT

We create an environment of continuous improvement on the jobsite. At the crew level, work is focused on and supported by management.

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HIGH STANDARDS

We take pride in the operation and maintenance of our plants, equipment, offices, and facilities by holding ourselves to the highest possible standards.

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HEALTH & WELLNESS

We encourage and support individual employee growth and well-being through training, development programs, career paths, and health programs.

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GREEN COMPANY

We instill in our employees respect for the environment by being good corporate citizens and a model green construction company.

We Are a Family Company

Today, Betty Wilson still plays an important role as family matriarch, and Barriere is managed by her sons George Jr., who serves as Chairman of the Board; Peter, President and Chief Executive Officer; and Bert, President of Asphalt and Materials Operations. Under their reigns, the company has grown to approximately 500 employees servicing the Gulf South. Meet all of our Executive Management Team and Board of Directors.

PAVING THE WAY FORWARD


Learn how seven decades of caring for our employees, our customers, and our communities has made us a leader in the construction industry in the Gulf South.

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