Construction Today - September/October 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.
"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
President Alan Boudreau
he purchased his first backhoe and started a company called A&B
takes pride in the
Equipment. Boudreau and his wife Christie ran the business out of
their home and Boudreau served as its owner-operator.
same way; they know we are looking out for them and understand
After a year of working on his own, one of Boudreau's clients
what their needs are."
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
Boudreau Pipeline's customers include residential developers and
a foreman. A few other employees have worked for the company for
homebuilders such as The New Home Company, Cal Atlantic and
as long as 17 years, he notes.
Brandywine Homes. The company also works as a subcontractor to
The Corona, Calif.-based company last year was recognized as one
major commercial and industrial general contractors and develof the top workplaces in Riverside and San Beropers, including Hillwood Development
nardino, Calif., counties by the Press-Enterprise
Company, Oltmans Construction and Snyder
newspaper. "That says it all," Boudreau says of
the award. "We are not a pipeline company,
Headquarters: Corona, Calif.
we are a people company."
* Employees: 380
Vice President of Operations Dave
* Specia y: Utility and infrastructure
Reynolds, who has worked with the company for 13 years, credits the award to the
company's positive internal culture. "We
- Alan Boudreau, president
are constantly training and educating our
team members on ways to demonstrate
and/or improve their 'can-do attitude,'
while maintaining our ethical principles of
treating one another with mutual respect,
holding each other accountable and empowering us to communicate with one another regardless of department
or responsibility," he says.
Boudreau Pipeline's positive culture extends to its suppliers,
which include S&J Supply. S&J was the Boudreau Pipeline's first supplier and still works with the company. "We work with a tight group
of suppliers that we look at as our partners, and pay them even
before we get paid," 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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