Barber Brothers Contracting Co. (BBC) was established in 1928 by A.L. Barber Sr., Louis P. Barber, Frank A. Barber, Robert T. Barber, and Harry W. Barber, a family of construction industry workers who assembled to work on road construction projects resulting from Huey Long’s initiative to upgrade the State of Louisiana’s road systems. Despite many technological innovations on the equipment side, pavement today is largely comprised of asphalt and concrete much like in Governor Long’s day.
Since it original founding as Barber Brothers Contracting, a family atmosphere has permeated through BBC’s company culture and an open-door style of management used to ensure that team members and new hires feel comfortable communicating at all levels of the organization. In an industry where danger is a routine part of the job, BBC remains relentlessly committed to safety by encouraging communication between employees, supervisors, and executives on important issues.
Company leadership follows an “asphalt philosophy” for their business operations. They work diligently to find jobs they and their crews are best suited for, they compose proposals utilizing 90 years of accumulated experience, and bid fairly and accurately on projects using tried and true estimating methods. In the field, BBC prioritizes safety protocols and communication, and only provides high-quality materials and services. BBC’s 3 asphalt plants in Southern Louisiana supply projects and outside sales customers with construction materials, enabling the company to control quality and costs associated with production so savings are passed on to the customer.
Today, the company is led by the 3rd generation of the Barber family and continues to instill the leadership and values that were established by the founding members in 1928. BBC provides construction services for heavy civil, highway and infrastructure, industrial and manufacturing facilities, and site development for retail, commercial and residential developments. Our unique capability to address the construction challenges that Southern Louisiana’s environment poses positions us to perform well for generations to come.