Gibbs News

Gibbs Responds to Recent Flooding

With the recent flooding in Louisiana,  Gibbs will be working to help those areas recover.  We recently delivered supplies to one of the hardest hit areas,  Walker, LA  and plan to return on Friday to serve food to some of the residents that were impacted by the flood waters.  Should you have any questions or […]

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Happy 40th Birthday Mercedes-Benz Superdome!

Happy 40th birthday to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome!  Gibbs Construction is proud to be a part of the Superdome’s history, having completed several projects at the iconic structure, including the construction of the Grand Staircase linking it to Champions Square, and the complete re-skinning of the building with those beautiful bronze panels.  As Gibbs Construction approaches […]

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Little Zion Baptist Church Progress

Little Zion Baptist Church officially has steel framing! Gibbs Construction has wrapped up steel with fabricators and erectors last week. The area’s highly anticipated brick veneer church will hold up to 600 people in its 14,590 square feet. Proudly visible along Earhart Boulevard in New Orleans, this project is scheduled to be completed by March of […]

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Congratulations Gibbs’ COSS Recipients!

Gibbs Construction is proud to announce that 10 members of Team Gibbs received the Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS®) designation this week.  The main objective of COSS® is to equip employees who have safety and health responsibilities with the core competencies they must master to be successful in occupational safety and health. Unlike other safety […]

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Congratulations Melissa Gibbs!

We are happy to announce that our very own Melissa Gibbs has been chosen to be recognized by the 16th annual City Business Women of the Year Award.  Started in 1999, Women of the Year recognizes 50 women from the area whose success in business and contributions to the community stand out in the region.  […]

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Gibbs Wins Three Regional 2013 Excellence in Construction Awards


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Gibbs Construction was presented with three 2013 Excellence in Construction (EIC) Awards and the Platinum Safety Training & Evaluation Process (STEP) Award by Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc. (ABC) New Orleans/Bayou Chapter at its annual ceremony, held November 14, at Crowne Plaza in Kenner, Louisiana. The competition recognizes the year’s outstanding regional construction projects.


CivicCivic Theatre ($5M) won the Excellence in Construction Award for Historical Restoration/Renovation—Less than $25M. The project involved extensive restoration and renovation to the oldest theatre in New Orleans. The 1906 Beaux Arts style building, designated as a landmark by the Historic District Landmark Commission, received extensive plaster restoration as well as installation of a state-of-the-art staging, lighting/sound systems, and a modular floor system capable of multiple configurations depending on usage.

511 Marigny 72dpi small511 Marigny Apartments ($13M) won the Excellence in Construction Award for Multi-Family & Condominiums up to $100M. Located in the Faubourg Marigny neighborhood of New Orleans, the 1905 building was once used as a hosiery factory and stood abandoned for many years before renovation. The project included extensive repair,restoration and modernization in order to repurpose the building into modern loft apartments. A custom rooftop observation deck with 360-degree views of the city was also constructed.

AmesJudge Lionel R. Collins Elementary School ($13M) won the Excellence in Construction Award for Institutional—$10M-$25M. Located in Marrero, Louisiana, the school required complete renovation to the original historic schoolhouse, as well as new construction of six additional buildings, to serve as Montessori classrooms, a new administration building, kitchen, cafeteria and media room.

“These projects represent our team’s dedication to quality as well as the depth and diversity of our capabilities,” president Rob Wooderson said. “The commitment to solutions, teamwork, and service by all parties involved played an important role in their success. Good communication and collaboration among Gibbs, the design teams and the owners were also key to these successful projects.”


The ABC New Orleans/Bayou Chapter judging criteria includes contracted scope, project narrative, teamwork, overcoming challenges, safety, references, photographs of progress and supporting project materials. Gibbs Construction was also awarded the Platinum Safety Training & Evaluation Process (STEP) Award. The Platinum Level, awarded to Gibbs, is the highest level awarded. The 2013 award marks eleven years in a row that Gibbs has achieved this award of distinction for safety. The STEP program was developed and written by contractors, for contractors, and is administered by ABC. The program, which includes an application and a series of qualifications that must be met each year, is the benchmark by which companies verify their safety commitment and best safety practices. Gibbs Construction has entered Civic Theatre into the National ABC Excellence in Construction Awards. Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on February 11, 2014, at the Grand Wailea in Maui, Hawaii.

For more information, visit or contact Susan Matherne at 504-733-4336. For more information about Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc., visit


Founded in 1976, Gibbs Construction is a leading Louisiana and Gulf Coast general contractor and design builder with annual revenues averaging $125 million. Gibbs provides services in the education, healthcare, historic restoration, renovation, industrial, hospitality, multi-family, military, office and retail markets. Recent Gibbs Construction projects include the regional award-winning design-build of The City of New Orleans Four Public Libraries, the nationally recognized redevelopment of the $87 million Marrero Commons Multi-Family Housing Development (formerly BW Cooper), and the national award-winning historic renovation of 1009 Poydras Street (Walk-On’s Bistreaux and Happy’s Irish Pub.)

Photo: Accepting the 2013 Excellence in Construction Awards  at the November 14 ceremony for Civic Theatre, 511 Marigny Apartments and Judge Lionel R. Collins Elementary, as well as the 2013 Platinum Safety Award were (from left to right): Melissa Gibbs, Rob Wooderson, Keith Monnerjahn, Matt Moore, Lauren Gibbs, Ron Landry, Jeff Scott, Tabitha Guidry, Keith Esquerré, and Pete Bertucci.