Firms in Focus | Gilchrist Construction Co., 5709 New York Ave., Alexandria, La.
President/CEO: David R. Gilchrist
What's new: Work wrapped up in December on Sale Road Bridge, a $5.1-million project for the city of Lake Charles. The project included 45,000 sq ft of steel sheet pile wall and a 56-ft, flat-deck bridge.
Steve Terrill Area Manager
Louisiana AGC The Alexandria market is "steady," Terrill says. Looking forward, "with a shrinking state transportation budget on the horizon, we hope that local government and private projects will keep contractors busy." While there aren't any big projects ahead, "there is the $39-million expansion of the D.G. Hunter Power Plant now under construction," he says. "Also, the $23-million Rapides Parish Coliseum renovation has been bid, contracts signed and awaiting a compromise between the city and parish government over co-ownership of the facilities parking area."