Firms in Focus | Pat Williams Construction, 3109 Common St., Lake Charles, La.
President/CEO: Pat Williams
In Lake Charles: The firm’s current work includes a $1.4-million renovation of the Calcasieu Parish Main Courthouse and the $9.4-million Alcoa Office Building relocation.
Firm in Focus Vice President, Cajun Industries
"The Lake Charles area is experiencing significant growth and, likely, the associated challenges," Clouatre says. One of the area's biggest projects is Sasol's $8-billion petrochemical complex, where Cajun is "performing sitework, piling, underground utilities, concrete foundations and infrastructure," plus "EPC services for a new construction dock," he says. Cajun received notice to proceed a month ago and has nearly 100 personnel on site, ramping up to 1,500 over the next year. "Once fully under way, that could reach 5,000-6,000 craft, possibly more."