Durr Heavy Construction Receives National Excellence in Construction® Award

Jason Manson and Jerry Conrad receiving the ABC Pyramid Award

New Orleans, LA, March 15, 2016 – Durr Heavy Construction today announced that its work on the Iberville Onsite and Rights of Way Phase 1 & 2 project in New Orleans, LA has earned the company a National Excellence in Construction Pyramid Award from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) in the Sitework/Landscape/Hardscape category. Jason Manson and Jerry Conrad received the award on behalf of Durr March 2 during ABC’s 26thannual Excellence in Construction Awards celebration in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

“Durr Heavy Construction earned this Excellence in Construction Pyramid Award through their dedication to safety, quality craftsmanship and teamwork and Associated Builders and Contractors is pleased to honor them,” said 2016 ABC National Chair David Chapin, president of Willmar Electric Service, Lincoln, Neb. “From start to finish, Durr demonstrated a commitment to innovation and high quality construction in their work on the Iberville project, a commitment that is clearly evident in the finished product.”

In addition to a demolition component, Durr’s work on the 23 acre multifamily/mixed income community redevelopment project also revitalized 7 new city blocks with new sewer, water, storm drainage and rights of way improvements.

The Excellence in Construction Awards program is the industry’s leading competition, developed to honor innovative and high-quality merit shop construction projects. The award honors all construction team members, including the contractor, owner, architect and engineer. The winning projects, selected from entries submitted from across the nation, were judged on complexity, attractiveness, unique challenges overcome, completion time, workmanship, innovation, safety and cost. Eagle awards were presented to the highest scoring projects in each category with pyramid awards presented to the next highest scoring projects.

A panel of industry experts served as the competition’s judges. This year’s panel included representatives from the Design-Build Institute of America, Engineering News-Record, Construction Users Roundtable, and the National Association of Women in Construction, and representatives from higher education, among others.


Durr Heavy Construction, LLC is a family-owned and operated construction company specializing in demolition, site preparation, underground utilities and paving.  Established in 1955 by Edward C. Durr, the company has grown into one of the top general contracting and specialty firms in Southeast Louisiana.  Durr takes pride in its quality performance, personnel and safety, and has been recognized for its efforts as a CityBusiness’ Best Place to Work, a D&RI Top Demolition Contractor, an ENR Top Specialty Contractor, an ABC Platinum Safety Contractor as well as an ABC Excellence in Construction Award Winner.  Durr Heavy Construction is a Louisiana-based company with offices in Harahan and Covington, and is licensed to do work in Louisiana and Mississippi.

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national construction industry trade association representing nearly 21,000 chapter members. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 70 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically, profitably and for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work. Visit us at abc.org.

Durr takes charge, constructing strong foundations to build upon.

Dawn Emery
Durr Heavy Construction, LLC