John “J.P.” Pierce began his education at the
Soon after, the ULM School of Construction Management became the first program of its kind to be accredited by the American Council for Construction Education. It was at this time that Pierce decided to make a life-changing decision.
Pierce said, “I had worked every summer in construction since I was 13 years old, and I was very excited about changing my major to building construction.”
Pierce has been in the waterproofing and building restoration business for nearly 40 years. In 2005, J.P. and his wife of nearly 40 years, Lynette, purchased a then 33-year-old specialty commercial construction company in
The company specializes in structural concrete repairs, carbon fiber strengthening, waterproofing, flooring, and protective lining installations.
Some of his most recent restoration work includes The Chalmette Levee project in
One of Pierce’s most treasured projects was a restoration project for the historic Cotton Bowl Stadium in
The 82 year old stadium required special care.
“We are extremely proud to have been selected by Balfour Beatty Construction Company to install the epoxy floor coating systems and iconic logos at the Cotton Bowl Stadium renovations project this past year,” said Pierce.
Pierce was born in
Pierce has remained close to the university by serving as president of the ULM Alumni Association, and he also emceed
He credits the university with giving him a solid foundation.
“Earning a degree in building construction was a big boost,” he said. “I also credit my other associations on campus and in the city, along with the lifelong friends that I met there, to any successes I have enjoyed.”
After his time at
Next, MEI will embark on a restoration project closer to home—the I-20 Bridge over the