Gibbs News

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 […]

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Please Fasten Your Seatbelts as We Prepare for Lift Off

After a months-long process of intense meetings and planning, including proposing, protesting and proposing again, Gibbs Construction is very pleased to announce that the New Orleans Aviation Board has awarded our joint venture Hunt Gibbs Boh Metro the Construction Manager at Risk contract for the initial phase of a new $546.5 million terminal at Louis […]

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Archdiocese Breaking Ground

Recently, the Archdiocese of New Orleans awarded Gibbs Construction the $18.7 million contract to replace a senior citizens’ apartment complex which was damaged by the floodwaters of Hurricane Katrina in the Lower 9th Ward. Designed by Lachin Oubré & Associates Architects, the Villa St. Maurice project consists of both a historic renovation and the construction […]

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Shooting for the Stars

St. Bernard Parish is shooting for the stars as continued efforts are being made to revitalize the area. Nine years after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, Gibbs Construction is scheduled to turn over the $19.7 million Maumus Center this fall.  Designed by Waggoner & Ball Architects, the new center will give local students the opportunity […]

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Modernization of Fleming Hall, Jackson Barracks

New Orleans, LA


The Fleming Hall building was rehabilitated and restored for military ceremonies and meetings. Careful construction techniques and practices were used to maintain the original context and vernacular of the building. The restoration of the plaster finishes; plaster medallions and existing walls, consisted of minimum three-quarter inch cement plaster repair where needed with wood or metal laths as needed. Restoration of existing woodwork; all trim and wood columns, consisted of a soda wash and a three-coat system consisting of primer and two finish coats for all painted wood or a two-coat stain system.

Our team was successful in balancing the two main goals of this project—maintaining the historic character of the building while improving the building’s functional options by modernizing the interior spaces in order to accommodate present technology and meet building code requirements. The exterior masonry work included cleaning, waterproofing and refinishing where applicable. A new AT/FP Anti-Terrorist Force Protection windows and door assemblies were provided. Warrior Hall and second floor conference room was restored. Minor structural repairs of the exterior masonry due to differential settlement and previous improper repair or damage was also addressed. The building received revised floor plans to accommodate new classrooms and office layouts along with a warming kitchen and beverage services areas to support Warrior Hall and second floor meeting room. A new slate shingle roof system using salvaged clay ridge tiles from the original Fleming Hall roof was provided and designed with the intent to match the adjacent roof of other building within area “A” of the Jackson Barracks Facility.

OWNER: State of Louisiana National Guard

ARCHITECT: Mathes-Brierre Architects

CONTRACT AMOUNT: $5.7 million

AWARDED: South Central Construction Magazine Louisiana’s Best of 2010 Best in Category Restoration/Renovation

American Builders & Contractors, Inc. 2010 Excellence in Construction Award