Contruction Today - July/August 2017 - 104
Civil | BOUDREAU PIPELINE CORP.
BOUDREAU PIPELINE'S CUSTOMERS, EMPLOYEES
AND VENDORS ARE CRUCIAL TO ITS 20 YEARS OF
SUCCESS. BY JIM HARRIS
oudreau Pipeline Corp.'s relationships with its vendors,
customers and employees have allowed the company to
thrive for the past 20 years.
President Alan Boudreau takes pride in the company's relationships.
"I think focusing on people is the biggest reason for
our success," President Alan Boudreau says. "We understand that
relationships are the most important thing in our business, and
maintaining those relationships is our biggest motivator."
Boudreau traces his construction experience back to 1996 when
he purchased his first backhoe and started a company called A&B
Equipment. Boudreau and his wife Christie ran the business out of
their home and Boudreau served as its owner-operator.
After a year of working on his own, one of Boudreau's clients
asked him to bid on a pipeline project. Although he was not experienced with pipeline work at the time, he was awarded the project.
This led to the launch of Boudreau Pipeline Corp. and the hiring of
his first employee, Abel Macias, who still works with the company as
a foreman. A few other employees have worked for the company for
as long as 17 years, he notes.
The Corona, Calif.-based company last year was recognized as
same way; they know we are looking out for them and understand
one of the top workplaces in Riverside and San Bernardino, Calif.,
what their needs are."
counties by the Press-Enterprise newspaper. "That says it all," Boudreau says of the award. "We are not a pipeline company, we are a
Vice President of Operations Dave Reynolds, who has worked
Boudreau Pipeline's customers include residential developers and
with the company for 13 years, credits the award to the company's
homebuilders such as The New Home Company, Cal Atlantic and
positive internal culture. "We are constantly training and educating
Brandywine Homes. The company also works as a subcontractor to
our team members on ways to demonstrate and/or improve their
major commercial and industrial general contractors and devel'can-do attitude,' while maintaining our ethopers, including Hillwood Development
ical principles of treating one another with
Company, Oltmans Construction and Snyder
mutual respect, holding each other accountLangston LP. More than 95 percent of the
able and empowering us to communicate
company's work comes from repeat customers,
* Headquarters: Corona, Calif.
with one another regardless of department
* Employees: 380
or responsibility," he says.
Boudreau Pipeline specializes in under* Specia y: Utility and infrastructure
Boudreau Pipeline's positive culture
ground utility work including water, sewer
extends to its suppliers, which include S&J
and storm drain installation. The company
Supply. S&J was the Boudreau Pipeline's
serves Riverside, San Bernardino, Los Angeles,
- Alan Boudreau, president
first supplier and still works with the
Orange, San Diego and Ventura Counties. It is
company. "We work with a tight group of
ranked among the nation's Top 600 specialty
suppliers that we look at as our partners,
contractors by Engineering News-Record, which
and pay them even before we get paid,"
also ranked it No. 14 among utility contractors
Boudreau says. "Our customers look at us the
Boudreau Pipeline Corp.
"We are not a pipeline company,
we are a people company."
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