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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Civic Theatre

New Orleans, LA


Civic Theater included major restoration and renovation to the one-of-a-kind, historic dowtown New Orleans theatre. Built in 1906, the theatre is approximately 15,800 square feet. Crews were required to perform a large amount of demolition including asbestos remediation, lead paint remediation, removing the entire roof structure and its structural components, removing the entire gallery and its structural components, removed all existing electrical, plumbing, and mechanical systems, removed all ground floor concrete, and demolished any questionable structural items.

Once demolition was complete, the team installed a new roof deck with a specified foam roof system, repaired all the existing plaster inside the building (plaster molds and flat plaster work), installed a new structural steel roof beam, a new structural steel gallery, and reinforced existing steel balcony. Crews also built a new wood stage, performed build out of multiple rooms to be used as dressing rooms and offices, completed new mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems, made new raised concrete alleyways to be used as the new building entries and exits, tuck pointed and repaired masonry around the entire building and sealed the masonry.

The team performed build out of all interior restrooms and concessions, custom glass work at concession areas, and custom floor system that can be raised to multiple levels. State-of-the-art audio/visual systems were installed, as well as performance quality lighting and sound systems. The unique roof deck installed is can be moved and configured for multiple uses. Exterior restoration/renovation, cleaning and landscaping were also included.

OWNER: Civic Theatre, LLC

ARCHITECT: Eskew+Dumez+Ripple


Award: 2013 Associated Builders & Contractors Excellence in Construction Award for Institutional $10-$25M.