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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Phillis Wheatley Ribbon Cutting

On October 28, 2014 Gibbs Construction helped celebrate the ribbon cutting and building dedication to the home of the New Phillis Wheatley Elementary shcool.   Patrick Dobard, Recovery School District Superintendent led the event which included the heartfelt performance of the 1st grade students, who sang “What a Wonderful World” and a poem read by 8th Grade student Kai Short.

The ribbon cutting honored the school success in opening the doors for 650 students ranging from pre-k  to eighth grade.  This state of the art educational facility, nestled within the historic New Orleans Neighborhood of Treme, points toward the vibrant rebirth of the area and brings a sense of cohesion to the community.  This project was completed with FEMA funding as a part of the $1.8 billion School facilities Master Plan for the Orleans Parish Recovery School District.  Throughout the course of the project several obstacles were encountered which impacted the finish date however through determination and teamwork the clients schedule expectations were exceeded.  In addition, this project has been submitted to the USGBC in anticipation of achieving LEED Silver Certification.

Gibbs is proud to have touched the lives of our future, by being apart of the process to provide the students and faculty of the school a beautiful new home. One our very own Gibbs children, Alvin Smith, Son of Marketing and Business Development Administrator, Jodie Smith, attends the school.




Photo: Patrick Dobard surrounded by staff of the school and various offices who made this project possible.