BUILDING A BETTER FUTURE WHILE PRESERVING THE PAST

A look back on the last 65 Years at Landis Construction

See key points and projects throughout our rich 65-year history in New Orleans

Learn more about our core values and ongoing commitment to the New Orleans community

1956

Company founded by Fred Landis as Landis Construction Co.

1975

Landis Construction finishes its first "high rise”, the 10-story Napoleon Medical Building in New Orleans

1976

Landis celebrates 20th anniversary

1976

Fred Landis passes unexpectedly

1976-1978

Landis leadership, with interim President J.B. Smith, continues serving clients throughout New Orleans as General Contractor.

1978

James (Jim) Landis succeeds his father, assuming the role of President & CEO

1984

Landis selected as General Contractor to oversee construction of 1984 World's Fair



In 1984, the Louisiana World Exposition, more commonly referred to as the World’s Fair, came to New Orleans, but getting it here started much earlier.

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1985

Landis converts historic Jax Brewery building into "festival marketplace" shopping mall, including shops and restaurants

In the mid-80s, Landis transformed the Jax Brewery plant along the Mississippi River from a familiar French Quarter landmark for New Orleans beer-drinkers into what the Chicago Tribune labeled “the newest and hottest attraction in town.”

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1987

Re-established as Landis & James Construction Co., Inc.

1989

Landis & James Construction builds Tulane Reily Center


Constructed by Landis (known at the time as Landis & James Construction) in 1989, the Reily Student Recreation Center at Tulane University was established as the first “for profit” (control access design), on-campus recreation facility in the U.S.

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1991

Re-established as Landis Company, Inc.

1994

Re-established as Centex Landis

1995

Landis, as Centex Landis, completes Entergy IMAX® Theatre at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, featuring largest screen in the Gulf South

In 1986, New Orleans voters approved a $25 million bond issue to build Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, located in a brand new space that took the dilapidated New Orleans riverfront and, for the first time, opened it up and renovated it so everyone could enjoy it.

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1996

Landis, as Centex Landis, builds Newcomb Art Museum

Located in the Woldenberg Art Center on Tulane's campus, the small but widely-respected Newcomb Art Museum has become known for its original exhibitions that highlight the work of women, explore socially engaged art, civic dialogue, and community transformation.

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1999

Landis, as Centex Landis, completes construction of Harrah’s Casino.

Landis was selected as the general contractor to lead the massive new construction project for the 200,000 square-foot Harrah’s Casino in Downtown New Orleans, the only land-based casino in Louisiana, including a 435,000 square-foot, 400-car parking garage that required six- and seven-day workweeks and night shifts to build.

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1999

Re-established under original name, Landis Construction Co.

2006

Landis completes major renovation of Xavier University campus following Hurricane Katrina in just five short months

When Hurricane Katrina devastated the city in August 2005, Dr. Norman C. Francis had already decided that Xavier could not wait to begin repairs and stressed that the school would need to reopen in January or face the real possibility that it would never open again.

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2007

Landis completes construction of a house for Global Green, the first LEED Platinum Project in the State of Louisiana

Following the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina, Global Green contracted Landis to help spearhead a mixed-use master plan to re-inhabit a block in New Orleans’ storm-damaged Holy Cross neighborhood.

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2015

With announcement of new leadership team, Anne Teague Landis becomes third-generation CEO

Marking the culmination of a five-year leadership-transition plan, Landis Construction introduced a new senior executive team to lead the family-owned company into its next chapter in October 2015.

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2015

Landis breathes new life into iconic New Orleans dining destination, Brennan’s Restaurant


For more than 60 years, Brennan’s Restaurant in New Orleans has maintained an almost mythical status as one of the nation’s great culinary landmarks, with generations of tourists coming home from and bragging to their friends, "We ate at Brennan's."

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2017

Cambria Hotel in Downtown New Orleans earns Landis highest industry honors from ABC National

Landis completed construction on the Cambria Hotel located in the heart of New Orleans’ Warehouse District in 2017. The new Cambria Hotel New Orleans sits comfortably in the vibrant warehouse district neighborhood, surrounded by a mix of historic buildings, converted warehouses, and modern commercial and residential structures.

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2019

Landis transforms former Winn-Dixie into new affordable living community ​​with completion 7th and final phase of Iberville revitalization project

As the selected general contractor for Iberville On-Site Phases V, VI & VII, Landis led a historic transformation of the blighted former Iberville projects site and surrounding vacant areas into the vibrant new City Square 162 affordable living community in Treme.

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2019

Jim Landis receives 2019 Icon Award for lasting influence on local economy

In 2019, CityBusiness honored a select group of business leaders including former Landis CEO Jim Landis who have had a lasting influence on the city’s economic development and made their mark on the city overall.

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2019

New Linear Park project at Morial Convention Center places New Orleans at the forefront with cutting-edge sustainability and design features

The Morial Convention Center is one of New Orleans’ most important and trafficked venues. This project enhanced pedestrian access, streamlined vehicle access, increased outdoor space for the Convention Center, and reconfigured Convention Center Boulevard. Construction included the total replacement of approximately one mile of roadway, including underground utilities, concrete, striping, signage, traffic signals, cobblestone medians, and sidewalks. Landis also built the brand new Transportation Center to house buses, shuttles, taxis, and rideshares with an expansive new steel canopy, seating, and park amenities.

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2020

CityBusiness names Jim Landis and Anne Teague Landis amongst ‘Driving Forces’ moving New Orleans forward

In 2020, New Orleans CityBusiness celebrated 40 years of publishing award-winning, in-depth local business news by honoring 40 business leaders who have made significant contributions to the economic development of the New Orleans area. The honorees were selected for having moved our community forward through their energy, innovative ideas, achievements, and commitment to excellence.

The Driving Forces honorees are profiled in a special issue on July 31 that celebrates the 40th anniversary of New Orleans CityBusiness.

2021

Historic Renovation of 818 Howard Avenue receives Excellence in Construction Award from Associated Builders and Contractors

Landis recently completed the renovation and expansion of the existing four-story historic building on Howard Avenue, an old office building purchased in 2016 to accommodate a new cultural museum and residential apartment space

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2021

Landis Construction celebrates 65th anniversary

65 YEARS OF:

bettering the surrounding community in which we live

WE BUILD OUR BUSINESS BY:

EMPOWERING MINORITY-OWNED FIRMS

Landis’s commitment to working with local DBE, WBE, and Section 3 firms comes from the top with CEO Anne Teague Landis providing executive endorsement and oversight for our efforts. Our team commits time to assisting local DBE firms in the field and office. In addition to direct support and coaching, Landis collaborates with our trade subcontractors to promote the capabilities of lower-tiered subs. Large first-tiered subs are best equipped to mentor within specific trades and have been very effective in doing so. Cash flow is a particular challenge for developing firms; Landis’s financial strength allows us the opportunity to consider special payment terms for these subcontractors to enable job performance.

As a company, we have always placed a large emphasis on supporting local partners through our work. For the last several years, we have more intensely committed ourselves to working with certified DBEs in our community. These are not scratch the surface efforts or something we do to simply check a box. Our field and office employees are committed and work hard to facilitate real growth opportunities for these partner businesses. Our field teams provide support for actual construction and other on-site demands, while our office staff commits considerable time focusing on the sometimes onerous administrative burdens of projects. Additionally, we partner with small local back-office businesses to integrate with our team, and further support our small and emerging trade partners.

Landis has worked with over 45 DBE Partners

During my years of active management of Landis, we were committed to supporting our local minority businesses so that they had real opportunity for growth. I’m very pleased that today’s Landis continues to prioritize this important aspect of our company and our community.”


Jim Landis
Former CEO / Landis Construction
Inequity continues to be a major challenge for our city, which is why we work so hard to deliver sustainable results through an approach that truly embodies the old saying:

”GIVE A MAN A FISH AND YOU FEED HIM FOR A DAY; TEACH A MAN TO FISH AND YOU FEED HIM FOR A LIFETIME.”

This work includes encouraging our larger subcontractors to partner with small and emerging trade contractors to maximize opportunities, facilitate growth, and develop mutually beneficial relationships.

Worked with over

45

in the last 5 years


Awarded over

48000000

in contracts in the last 5 years

ProjectAnticipated ParticipationActual Participation
RTA CARROLTON BARN
3%
21%
IBERVILLE PHASE V
35%
37%
IBERVILLE PHASE VI
35%
51%
Iberville Phase VII
35%
52%
GERT TOWN NATATORIUM
25%
28%
YOUTH STUDY CENTER
35%
35%
City Square 162
35%
41%
Behrman Elementary
X
40.2%
MCCNO Restroom Renovations
32%
49%

In addition to contributing greatly to Choice Neighborhoods Initiative (CNI) housing efforts such as this one, Landis also deserves praise and recognition for implementing a diverse participatory contracting and hiring plan that at times has even exceeded program requirements of HUD, the State of Louisiana, City of New Orleans, and HANO.”


Christopher Clement
HRI Properties

MENTOR-PROTEGE AGREEMENT WITH LEGACY RESTORATION

While “bettering the surrounding community in which we live” has served as one of Landis's guiding principles since its founding in 1956, this year, the company took a significant step forward by entering into a formal Mentor-Protégé Agreements with local DBE firm Legacy Restoration and Referral, LLC. As another family-owned company with similar values and standards of integrity, this partnership was truly a perfect fit and has resulted in several successful projects such as Behrman Elementary School and the Convention Center Linear Park.

Under the leadership of third-generation CEO Anne Teague, Landis has increasingly sought out new opportunities and ways to be more intentional about supporting the local minority-owned business community here in the city we love. Through a mutual connection, we have been fortunate to get to know Legacy’s President Noel Williams both personally and professionally and work alongside his incredible team on a variety of projects, including Behrman Elementary School and the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Linear Park.

Under both Jim and Anne Teague’s leadership, Landis has increasingly sought out new opportunities and ways to be more intentional about supporting the local minority-owned business community in the city we love. In addition to the newly-formed Mentor Protégé partnership with Legacy, Landis is also a proud member of the New Orleans Regional Black Chamber of Commerce, which we hope will increase the impact of our current efforts to empower and sustain the local Black business community through meaningful economic opportunities.

Almost immediately from our first meeting with the Landis team, I recognized that they were different than other general contractors. They are a company deeply committed to inclusion and they’ve proven that, not just in their words but through their track record. I know they genuinely have our best interest at heart and want us to continue to grow and succeed, even though that could mean competing with us for business in the future. So many companies talk a big game when it comes to supporting black-owned businesses but have very little to show for it. So the long-term relationship we’ve built with Landis, both personally and professionally, is something really rare.”


Noel Williams
CEO & Founder of Legacy Restoration and Referral, LLC

“I remember one of my company’s first projects was with Landis. Everyone was so kind, thoughtful, and understanding of how challenging it can be as a woman-owned African American small business owner in the world of safety. I have grown so much since that first opportunity, and know that part of our success can be attributed to my experience with Landis! Thank you for your continued love and support.”

Euricka Alugas, Founder/CEO of SAFEKIT

"Since our working relationship began, we have come to recognize that Landis has been a great partner in giving opportunities not only to us but to other DBE firms in the area as well. Landis is dedicated to the renewal and rebirth of our great city and community. They take great pride in their involvement and sharing in the accomplishments of DBE firms, and we are honored and grateful to have them as a partner."

Tulio R. Murillo, Jr., President of CMC Drywall

WE BUILD OUR BUSINESS BY:

GIVING BACK TO OUR COMMUNITY

Landis has always been, and remains, committed to our surrounding community through personal and professional philanthropy and community service initiatives.

WE BUILD OUR BUSINESS BY:

TREATING OUR EMPLOYEES LIKE FAMILY

There is something to be said when the average number of years that employees spend with an organization is over a decade. Landis is a company built upon relationships, not only externally, but internally as well. Our strong company culture, driven by our core values of respect, integrity, responsibility, and humility, has always made Landis a company where people want to stay and grow. Beyond our administrative staff, our field employees - composed of skilled foremen, carpenters, and laborers - have also spent the majority of their professional careers here, honing their craft working with the same Superintendents over many years, even decades. While the value of this trove of construction knowledge, experience, and trust is priceless, it’s also a quantifiable benefit that our clients and partners have come to recognize and expect whenever they work with Landis.
AVERAGE TENURE AT LANDIS FOR OUR EMPLOYEES

OVER A DECADE

Vicky Tubre

Cathy Gathman

Shedrick Holden

Gary Melerine

David Corona

Sarah Busch

Dwayne LeBlanc

Jay Tricon

Spud Hockersmith

Frank Hills

Christian Generes

Anne Teague Landis

Richard Northcutt

Mark Perrin

Kenny Harris

Ryan Allen

Kyle Condon

Ingris Bardales

Jeff Blady

Cyndi Ostrowski

Tom Weathers

Lauren Thibodeaux

Mike Edgeworth

David Lopez

Bill Tomasak

Veronica Vinson


I can’t say enough how much I enjoy working for Landis. They have supported me on every career growth opportunity and training request I brought them. As a veteran with PTSD, they prioritize my mental health and well-being above and beyond what you would expect from your employer. This team constantly shows how much they care and value me by always listening and acting upon my ideas and suggestions.”

Jeremy Atkinson, Project Manager

While the company continues to evolve, the same core values that guided us when I started back in 1999 hold true today. Landis is a family-oriented business, not only in its ownership but in the sense that each and every employee is made to feel like family and that they’re the company’s top priority and most valuable asset. That’s what sets us apart. That’s why so many people choose to work and stay here."

Dwayne LeBlanc, Superintendent

The leadership team has always prioritized communication and transparency with its employees, and works to ensure they not only understand, but are a part of, the overall vision and strategy of the company moving forward, as opposed to just the day-to-day. Landis is a place where everyone knows how integral they are in the company’s success.”

Ryan Allen, VP of Preconstruction

My mom has worked for Landis for 20 years and absolutely loves her job, which is why I decided to apply after college. Having been hired as a Laborer and promoted to Carpenter within just a few years, it was clear how much Landis really cared about professional development and growth opportunities for their team. I can’t wait to see what my future with this company holds.”

Drew Gathman, Carpenter

We have the best team of people at Landis—I go to work motivated and excited every day! I love my company!”

Sarah Busch, Vice President of Operations

I’m so proud to work for Landis, it’s always been a great company, and continues to be!”

Cyndi Ostrowski, Receptionist

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New Orleans, LA 70118
PO Box 4278
New Orleans, LA 70178

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