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Retired EVP/COO Reflects on Women Leaders through Landis Construction's History

March 29, 2024
I first met Mrs. Evelyn Landis when I was about thirteen years old. She was my seventh-grade English teacher at Newman School. She was always supportive of me, even though I was not a stellar student. Also, I was close friends with her daughter, Carol, who was Sarah's Mom, and Jim who was ...

Women in Construction: Purchasing Manager Marcy Nash

March 15, 2024
As a leading General Contractor in our industry, Landis Construction is not only a 3rd generation family-owned business but is also one of the few women-owned construction companies in the New Orleans area. Women have so many opportunities to find their path in the construction industry, and th...

Women in Construction: Project Engineer Kate Bartels

March 8, 2024
As a leading General Contractor in our industry Landis Construction is not only a 3-generation family-owned business but is also one of the few women-owned construction companies in the New Orleans area. Women have so many opportunities to find their spot in the construction industry, and this ...

Complex Compliance on Multi-family Builds Means Greater Impact

February 29, 2024
Landis doesn’t mind taking on the more complex jobs, because it’s through these that often the greatest measurable impact is felt. One such area of impact is affordable housing. The cost of housing continues to rise, pushing individuals who don’t make a high salary out of the city. To meet thi...

Recently Completed: Restaurant R'evolution Renovation

January 31, 2024
NEW ORLEANS - A swanky restaurant within a popular historic hotel in the French Quarter has just undergone a major renovation with a very tight turnaround. Landis is excited to have delivered the renovation of Restaurant R'evolution in Q4 2023! Having completed its original construction...

Landis Marks the Retirement of Cathy Gathman and Vicky Tubre

January 4, 2024
As 2023 came to an end, Landis marked the retirement of two very long-term employees: HR Manager Cathy Gathman and Accounting Manager Vicky Tubre. To commemorate the occasion and honor their careers with Landis, we sat down with them to discuss treasured memories through the years and hear what...

The GC-Trade Partner Relationship

November 21, 2023
Building and maintaining relationships is central to how we conduct our business at Landis Construction. Since I first stepped into the Landis building more than seventeen years ago, that theme has served as more than a mere tag line. It guides us in every aspect of how we do what we do. Nowher...

Careers in Construction Month - Superintendent Gary Hauptmann

October 31, 2023
Last but not least, we sat down with Superintendent Gary Hauptmann who is currently working on the Kenner Discovery Arts & Athletic Performance Center to discuss his career in construction. Q: Tell me about your construction career so far. Where did you start out and where are you now? A:...

Careers in Construction Month - Executive Assistant Karen Boyd

October 23, 2023
Construction Careers are not only available in the field but in the office as well. We sat down with Executive Assistant and Office Manager Karen Boyd to discuss her career in construction:  Q: What is your background in construction and what has kept you working in the construction indus...

Careers in Construction Month - Assistant Project Manager Jackson Kimbrell

October 17, 2023
To celebrate Careers in Construction Month we sat down with a few Landis team members to discuss their own experiences in construction. First up, Assistant Project Manager Jackson Kimbrell who is currently working on the Jefferson Parish Bacteriological and Wet Chemistry Lab: Q: Tell me about ...

Cost is Only One Piece of the Puzzle in Establishing the Value of the Work

October 12, 2023
In the preconstruction process, cost is only one piece of the puzzle in establishing the value of the work for a project. Cost is just a number, a price tag that a trade partner or supplier submits to us for the services or goods they intend to provide. It becomes an estimator’s responsibility ...

Heat-Related Illness Prevention

August 2, 2023
With the recent “Heat Wave” experienced in our region, the topic of heat-related illness and prevention of such has been at the top of our Safety Council’s discussions. Having site-specific and sitewide “Safety Stand Up” discussions with field team leaders and all site workers is a great way to...

Addressing the Workforce Shortage Problem: “You Don't Have To Go To College!"

October 30, 2022
There’s a problem in our industry right now. We don’t have the labor or skilled force to do the work. What we need to do is start reaching out to kids, to youth programs, to education systems, and help get out the message: YOU DON’T HAVE TO GO TO COLLEGE. Consider a career in construction. We’r...

Construction Community ‘STANDS’ Against High Suicide Rates

September 30, 2022
NEW ORLEANS — Each year in September, the mission of the Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention (CIASP) is to promote suicide awareness and prevention by helping construction industry businesses and affiliates use their tools and resources as a way of integrating suicide preventi...

Through the Dark Tunnel of Supply Chain Issues, Landis Sees a Light

June 1, 2022
By Sarah Busch Since 2020, with the onset of COVID-19 and its effects on manpower availability, the world has seen an upheaval in production across every industry, resulting in vast shortages and delays in the availability of goods and services. Add to this two years of COVID variants, extreme ...

Important Conversations: Women in Construction (Michelle Carbajal)

March 10, 2022
By Taylor Gilliam & Michelle Carbajal Since the company’s founding over 65 years ago, and even more so under the leadership of third-generation CEO Anne Teague, Landis has been committed to increasing diversity and representation in our industry. As an officially certified Women’s Business E...

Important Conversations: Women in Construction (Cathy Gathman)

March 8, 2022
By Taylor Gilliam & Cathy Gathman Since the company’s founding over 65 years ago, and even more so under the leadership of third-generation CEO Anne Teague, Landis has been committed to increasing diversity and representation in our industry. As an officially certified Women’s Business Enter...

Important Conversations: Women in Construction (Lauren Thibodeaux)

March 7, 2022
By Taylor Gilliam & Lauren Thibodeaux Since the company’s founding over 65 years ago, and even more so under the leadership of third-generation CEO Anne Teague, Landis has been committed to increasing diversity and representation in our industry. As an officially certified Women’s Business E...

What Do You Hope to Learn at Congress This Year?

August 11, 2021
By Tom Weathers, Landis Construction Co., LLC; Director of Purchasing & Systems Innovation — 2022 LCI Congress ChairOriginally published on www.lcicongress.org Learn by Doing, From Those Who Do This seemingly simple tagline is a highly effective approach for driving professional growth. It’s...

Building Relationships with Safety at the Forefront

June 16, 2021
Now, more than ever, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, all companies are tasked with re-thinking how they approach keeping their employees, partners, and communities safe. This National Safety Month, celebrated across the country throughout the month of June, it’s extremely important for lo...

3013 General Ogden Pro Bono Fire Damage Repairs

April 16, 2021
When Hollygrove resident LaVerne Pinkney’s house was nearly destroyed by a fire on New Year’s Eve, she worried that without any homeowner’s insurance to cover costs, she would never be able to afford the necessary repairs to remain in her family home of 54 years. With this tragedy happening to on...

The Power of Mentor-Protégé Agreements: Q&A with Legacy Restoration’s Noel Williams

November 23, 2020
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 Agreement with local DBE firm Legacy Restoration and Referral, ...

Remembering Hurricane Katrina 15 Years Later

August 28, 2020
Before Katrina, I was still working part-time at Landis as an Assistant Project Manager following the birth of my first son in May of 2004. With the advent of Katrina, I returned to full-time work and immediately began focusing on the Xavier University campus renovation.  Dr. Norman C. Fr...

Lean at Landis – A Commitment to Continuous Improvement

August 4, 2020
By Tom Weathers and Jeremy Atkinson Lean awareness and implementation is growing, which is great news for the design and construction industry. Lean strategies have been around for decades and continue to evolve as a framework for better collaboration and communication throughout the life of a b...

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