Performance Contractors Celebrates 40 Years of Industrial Construction
BATON ROUGE, LA — Performance Contractors, Inc., a full-service industrial contracting firm, announces that it is celebrating 40 years of delivering fabrication, construction, maintenance and turnaround services across the United States. The firm has spent the last four decades focused on core values of safety, quality, workforce development and community service. Performance has grown its average annual revenues in excess of $1.25 billion and expanded its staff to more than 8,000 stationed across the U.S. The firm also owns and operates a structural steel and pipe support fabrication facility, a modular fabrication facility and four pipe fabrication facilities across the Gulf South.
“We have always strived to be the best, not the biggest. We’re proud to be a multigenerational company; we take care of our people and the communities we serve,” said Art Favre, Co-Founder and CEO of Performance Contractors. “Our performance, safety standards and integrity are unmatched in the industry and that has allowed us to compete at the highest caliber for the last four decades, and for many more to come.”
Performance Then and Now
Performance Contractors was founded in December 1979 in Baton Rouge with a focus on projects along the Mississippi River corridor from Baton Rouge to New Orleans. After delivering beyond client expectations, developing workforce development programs and reinvesting dollars back into the company whenever possible, Performance earned loyalty from craftsmen and women and the reputation of a go-to contractor across the Gulf South.
Today, Performance remains headquartered in Baton Rouge, with offices stretching from Texas to North Carolina. The firm provides all phases of industrial construction and maintenance, has four facilities combining for more than 300,000 square feet of pipe fabrication, a structural steel and pipe support fabrication facility and a 67-acre modular fabrication facility with water access. The same core values of safety and the development of employees remain strong, resulting in dozens of industry accolades, such as placing third on Associated Builders and Contractors’ 2019 Top Performers List. The overall average field supervision tenure at Performance Contractors totals more than 10 years, and construction managers average more than 19 years with the firm.
Performance began its workforce development efforts in 1995 when it focused on outreach to high schools to recruit for entry-level roles. Today, the program financially supports Technical Craft Training at more than 150 high schools.
In 2014, Performance launched its Building America Careers Mentorship Program, increasing employee participation in Craft Training. Assessment centers have also been established to verify the skill level of applicants, ensuring their capabilities match the needs of assigned projects. Additionally, the firm has been recognized as a Top 10 company in America for hiring military veterans.
Favre said he believes 40 is just the beginning for the firm, as it continues to expand its services and footprint from coast to coast.
“Performance is still a young company that is just getting started. We have a bevy of young talent poised to assume the roles of the next generation of leaders, and our geographical footprint continues to grow with new office locations in the Carolinas and the Midwest,” Favre said. “We are more than a regional Gulf Coast contractor, we are positioned to be a national leader as a general industrial contractor and pipe fabricator.”