Stephen F. Stumpf
Chief Executive Officer
Stephen Stumpf is CEO of Durr Heavy Construction, L.L.C., a New Orleans-based construction firm specializing in demolition, site preparation and utilities. Stumpf and his wife, Donna, purchased Durr Heavy Equipment from his father-in-law in 1976. Initially serving as president of the company, Stumpf became CEO in 1988, a position that he still holds today. Under his leadership, the company has grown from a mom & pop business to one of the top general contracting firms in the region.
In addition to his expertise in the local construction industry, Stumpf has more than 30 years of entrepreneurial and leadership experience in operating a variety of companies in the New Orleans region. In 1978, Stumpf entered the solid waste industry when he opened and served as president of Airline Landfill in St. Charles Parish. That facility was soon followed by Area 90 Landfill in Jefferson Parish, AMID Landfill in Orleans Parish and currently AMID/Metro Partnership, a landfill management firm that operates the City of New Orleans’ Gentilly Landfill. Stumpf is also managing member of Fort Knox Climate Control Storage, Country Cottage Estates, St. Tammany Mitigation Services and a variety of real estate investment companies.
Stumpf received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Orleans. Prior to that, he attended De La Salle High School in New Orleans where he currently co-chairs the school’s capital campaign and recently received the Signum Fidei Award. Stumpf presently serves on the New Orleans board for Iberia Bank and the statewide boards for Blueprint Louisiana and the Louisiana Trooper Foundation. He is a former chairman of the board for the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, as well as a past president of Associated Builders and Contractors Bayou Chapter and the Legatus Northshore Chapter. His other professional involvements include the Jefferson Business Council, the Jefferson Chamber, JEDCO, Committee of 100, Tulane’s Family Business Forum and the World Presidents’ Organization.
Stumpf takes great pride in giving back to the community. His companies actively contribute to and volunteer with a variety of charities across the state. One of which, the Louisiana Special Olympics, is close to Stumpf’s heart. Annually, he and his employees develop and sponsor an entertainment area for the athletes called “Olympic Town” during the spring games. Stumpf also contributes time and resources to a number of other non-profits including, but not limited to, the Good Shepherd School, Tiger Athletic Foundation, Young Leadership Council, Archbishop’s Community Appeal, Mount Carmel Academy, Bridge House and multiple churches of various denominations.
One of Stumpf’s greatest achievements has been his marriage to Donna, which is 40 years strong. He has three children: Dana, Stephen & Shana, along with two grand-dogs. His hobbies include traveling, fishing, being a Tiger fan and watching his race horses win at the track.