Durr Names Executive Vice President

A headshot of Robert S Wooderson

HARAHAN, LA (March 22, 2016) – Durr Heavy Construction is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert S. Wooderson as its Executive Vice President.  The position took effect on March 21, 2016.

In his new role, Wooderson is responsible for business development, pre-construction services, estimating, client relations and other corporate functions. He will act in place of the CEO when necessary.

“We are excited to add Rob as a valuable member of our team,” stated Durr CEO Dana Stumpf. “We know him to be a person of strong character and integrity, as well as a respected leader in the local construction industry.  We look forward to having his knowledge and leadership in our business.”

Wooderson comes to Durr with over 31 years of experience in institutional, government, military, commercial, resort, hospitality, civil and post-disaster construction.  Before joining the Durr team, Wooderson served as President of Gibbs Construction since 2008. Prior to that, he was Project Executive/Vice President responsible for overseeing the estimating and pre-construction departments, including design-build and negotiated work.

Wooderson holds an MBA and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management from the University of New Orleans.  He is involved in various business and community organizations, having held leadership positions for groups such as the Jefferson Chamber and Associated Builders and Contractors New Orleans/Bayou Chapter.  He has also been involved with charitable groups such as the Krewe of Endymion, the Knights of Columbus, Legatus, Men of Manresa, the St. Mary Magdalene School Board and Finance Committee and the Driftwood Park Civic Association Board. He was recently appointed by Mayor Landrieu to the New Orleans Workforce Development Board (2015-2017).

“Durr is a well-respected and established company with new young leadership,” Wooderson said.  “I am excited to have the opportunity to contribute to the future of Durr and its entire team.”

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.

Dawn Emery
Durr Heavy Construction, LLC 
(504) 737-3205 

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