Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) has named Cajun Industries, LLC, Baton Rouge, La., its 2012 Contractor of the Year. Cajun Industries Founder and Chairman, Lane Grigsby, accepted the award on behalf of the company during ABC’s 23rd annual Excellence in Construction and National Safety Excellence Award program held February 20 at the Harbor Beach Marriott in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
“Each year, ABC recognizes an individual or company that attains a level of achievement that raises the bar for all of us, and Cajun Industries certainly fits the bill,” said 2013 ABC National Chairman Greg Hoberock, president of hth companies, Inc. Union, Mo. “Their commitment to safety and excellence on all levels helps to advance our organization, the construction industry and the principles of free enterprise.”
Cajun Industries was founded in 1973 by Lane Grigsby as Cajun Contractors and Engineers to capitalize on his extensive experience in the heavy civil/industrial phases of the construction industry. Today, the company is called Cajun Industries and includes five companies under one holding company, which allows Cajun Industries to concentrate on specialized areas important to its customers, including construction, deep foundations, maritime and equipment services.
Cajun Industries provides a broad range of services to various markets, including government, water quality, manufacturing and industrial. The company is licensed or permitted to perform construction in 24 states.
The company has been involved with ABC since 1974. Cajun Industries is a member of three ABC chapters, including the ABC New Orleans/Bayou chapter, ABC Pelican chapter and the ABC Greater Houston chapter.