Gibbs News

Gibbs Wins Three Regional 2013 Excellence in Construction Awards

NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 2, 2014 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 […]

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Gibbs Construction Hires New Director of Preconstruction

NEW ORLEANS, LA – JULY 15, 2013 Gibbs Construction has hired Matt Moore as director of preconstruction. Moore comes to Gibbs Construction with 22 years of field construction and leadership experience. Previously, Moore was vice president and executive in charge at American Constructors, a large commercial general contractor in Nashville, Tennessee. In his role with […]

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Gibbs Construction Earns Platinum Safety Award Ten Years in a Row

NEW ORLEANS, LA – May 9, 2013 Gibbs Construction has earned the 2012 Associated Builders and Contractors Platinum Level S.T.E.P. Award. Gibbs has earned the national award every year since 2002 for their distinction in the development of a quality safety program with superior commitment to safety, training and education. Established in 1989 by the ABC National […]

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Gibbs Breaks Ground on Rouses Grocery in New Orleans Central Business District

NEW ORLEANS, LA (1/13/11) – The Central Business District took another big leap towards urban renewal this week when Gibbs Construction crews broke ground on a new Rouses grocery store at the site of the former Sewell Cadillac Chevrolet building. The new store, slated to become a flagship store for the Thibodaux-based, family-owned company, will […]

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Gibbs Awarded with American Concrete Institute Award of Excellence

NEW ORLEANS, LA – January 10, 2011 – Gibbs Construction, LLC has been selected to receive the American Concrete Institute’s Award of Excellence for its 930 Poydras Street multi-family project. The award will be presented at the ACI Louisiana Chapter Best Concrete Projects Banquet on January 21, 2011, at the Metairie Country Club in Metairie, […]

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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