Who We Are
Southern Constructors (SC) was founded in 2010 by Owners Seth Babineaux and Tommy LaBauve.
SC is a licensed, bonded and insured construction company based out of New Iberia, with the primary goal to provide customers with the highest degree of service and professionalism. Our leadership team brings a vast background of experience to take projects from concept to completion in a safe, collaborative, and effective manner.
SC has experience building projects of all types, sizes and complexities across Acadiana. Innovating execution methods to deliver safe, high-quality projects is the foundation of our business and success.
As a civil and commercial building contractor, we self-perform the vast majority of our work because we know that self- performing scopes of work on the critical path of construction provides significant safety, quality and schedule advantages to our projects. By building long-term relationships with our craft workforces and providing industry-leading training and development, our jobs are staffed with highly trained professionals working at all levels of project execution.
Seth is Co-Owner/Founder of Southern Constructors. His primary role is Director of Office Operations for the company. He is a native of New Iberia, La. His responsibilities include managing the company’s Finances and Administrative Departments; Company Risk Management, Bonding and Insurance Programs; Business Development; Preconstruction Services; Company-Wide Estimating; Project Management – including architectural/engineering design reviews for Design/Build, CMAR and Design/Bid/Build contracts. He is also responsible for overall team planning and supervision, job schedule and cost control monitoring, and overseeing the construction management team.
He began his career in the construction industry working as a plumbing contractor and spent 3 years working in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina managing a variety of civil construction projects before starting Southern Constructors.
Seth holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration & Finance from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and has 20 years of experience, specializing in commercial building and civil construction.
Tommy is Co-Owner/Founder of Southern Constructors. His primary role is Director of Field Operations for the company. He is a native of New Iberia, La. His responsibilities include Estimating, Project Management, Design / Build Coordination, Field Operations Personnel Coordination, Project Delivery, Day to Day Field Operations, Customer Relations, Resource Alignment, Superintendent Guidance Operations, and Profitability Management of all Projects.
He began his career in the construction industry working as an electrician then superintendent for E.P. Breaux Electrical for 7 years. He successfully began his own civil contracting business for 3 years before starting Southern Constructors, LLC. Tommy has over 20 years of experience, specializing in commercial building and civil construction.
Heith St. Germain
Operations Manager – Civil and Commercial Construction
Heith St. Germain is Operations Manager for all civil and commercial construction projects. He is responsible for coordinating and scheduling all work that Southern performs in house as well as overseeing all general superintendents who manage their own crews as well as other subcontractors.
He is responsible for facilitating communication between field operations and office personnel on all jobsites. A carpenter by trade, Heith has 20 plus years in the construction industry and has been with Southern since its beginning.
Construction Manager – Municipal Sewer & Water
Kent Broussard is the Construction Manager for all municipal sewer & water construction projects for Southern. He oversees the installation of raw water transmission and domestic water supply lines; wastewater collection lift stations, treatment plants, force mains and gravity sewer lines. Repairs to existing public water systems and water system treatment plants also fall under his expertise. He is a Qualifying Party for Municipal and Public Works Construction and Business Law for the Louisiana State Board of Contractors. Kent has 30 plus years of experience working with municipalities on construction and repair.
Senior Project Manager/Lead Architect
Andre Villejoin dually serves as Senior Project Manager and lead architect. He is responsible for Commercial and Earthwork Estimating, Project Management and Facilitating Communication with all parties involved in each project. He is also responsible for Management of Layouts including Robotic Total Stations & GPS Operations for Earthwork Estimating and Operations. His expertise in Design-Build Projects including Owner Coordination, Project Development, Estimating, and Management gives Southern a prominent stance when bidding and performing on these construction projects. Andre received a BS in Architecture from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and a Master of Architecture II from Harvard University Graduate School of Design and has 12 years of experience in the construction industry.
Hunter Senette is a project manager for Southern and his responsibilities include estimating, coordinating & assigning subcontractors, tracking project costs, creating & implementing progress schedules, negotiating with project owners and engineers, and coordinating material procurement. Hunter holds a bachelor’s degree from University of Louisiana at Lafayette in Business Management.
Hagen Riche` is a project manager for Southern and his responsibilities include estimating, coordinating & assigning subcontractors, tracking project costs, creating & implementing progress schedules, negotiating with project owners and engineers, and coordinating material procurement. Hagen holds a Bachelor’s Degree from University of Louisiana at Lafayette in Industrial Technology with a Minor in Business Management
Seth Plaisance serves as a project manager for Southern and his responsibilities include coordination and scheduling, project billing and invoicing, material and equipment procurement, and project estimating. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Construction Management from LSU. His experience includes Industrial and municipal water and wastewater systems and electrical instrumentation system projects. He has been working in the construction industry for 9 years.
New Iberia, LA 70560
PH: (337) 608-9013
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