December 18th, 2020

  1. What is your title?
    • Chairman of the Board
  2. How long have you worked at Eustis Engineering?
    • Since the end of May 1978 after my graduation from Tulane University. So about 42 years.
  3. What made you want to join Eustis?
    • In high school, I realized that I wanted to become an engineer and work at the company my father started. I worked in the field during the summer running rods behind the drill rigs at age 15. Later, I worked in the lab and engineering departments during the summer and holidays until I graduated from college.
  4. What is your favorite memory while working at Eustis?
    • Master of ceremonies at my first Christmas party as President.
  5. What is your least favorite memory while working at Eustis?
    • A lawsuit filed in 1983 regarding the Nicolson and Loup supermarket on the west bank which was built in 1972. The owner sued the design-build contractor, their in-house architect, and Eustis Engineering.  We were afraid the judgment would take all of our professional liability insurance plus all of our assets including the office building, equipment, and accounts receivable. Thankfully, they only took the insurance money.
  6. What will you miss?
    • All the employees I have worked with over the years.
  7. What will you not miss?
    • Commuting across the Causeway Bridge.
  8. What do you plan on doing during your retirement?
    • Graduate from the Leadership St. Tammany Class of 2021 which begins in August 2020 and ends in May 2021. Looking forward to my next chapter in life whether it be working for a non-profit community organization or charity.  In addition, I will continue to enjoy cooking on my charcoal and gas grills, boating down the beautiful Tchefuncte River, riding around town in my golf cart, catching up on all of the canceled and postponed vacation trips, and watching my 8 grandchildren grow up.
  9. What are some of the lessons you have learned in your career with Eustis?
    • Respect what the client has to say, listen to both sides of the story when making a decision, stay as safe as you can be at work and at home, and ask for advice when you don’t know the answer or don’t have enough experience.
  10. Do you have any advice for your co-workers?
    • Know your priorities. God first, family second, and work third.
  11. Anything else you would like to say?
    • Eustis Engineering is a great place to work now and in the future. Good luck to all of you.