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'We need to start
growing our own pipe
layers, laborers and
Celebrating Through Giving
Langston LP. More than 95 percent of the company's work comes
from repeat customers, Boudreau adds.
Boudreau Pipeline specializes in underground utility work
including water, sewer and storm drain installation. The company
serves Riverside, San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego
and Ventura Counties. It is ranked among the nation's Top 600 specialty contractors by Engineering News-Record, which also ranked it
No. 14 among utility contractors in 2016.
The company's recent projects include a $6 million contract for
infrastructure work at the 205-acre Goodman Commerce Center in
Eastvale, Calif. The retail and commercial park includes a 1 million
square-foot Amazon.com fulfillment center. A second, 2.8-million
square foot three-story fulfillment center for Amazon is under
construction. Boudreau Pipeline's work at the Goodman Commerce
Center started in 2015 and concluded earlier this year.
Recent examples of Boudreau Pipeline's residential work include
a $6 million infrastructure contract at a 1,400-lot master-planned
community in Corona.
Boudreau Pipeline Corp. is marking its 20th anniversary by raising
a total of $20,000 for charity. Each quarter, the company is raising
funds for a different organization. These are: Susan G. Komen For
The Cure; Working Wardrobes, a nonprofit organization providing
job interview clothing for veterans and others; the Loma Linda
Children's Hospital; and Donor's Choose, an online crowdfunding
site used by teachers to fund classroom projects.
The second-quarter giving project, benefitting Working Wardrobes, included an open house event at the company's Corona,
Calif., headquarters. "A big part of what we do here is to give back
to the community," founder and president Alan Boudreau says.
we lost a lot of tradesmen during the [Great Recession] who haven't
come back, so we have a labor issue," Boudreau says.
In January, the company hired a full-time training director and
purchased an excavator simulator. Plans are also underway to develop a dedicated training facility and partner with local schools and
"Our thought is that we need to start growing our own pipe layers,
laborers and operators and invest in our own team," he adds. "We are
taking laborers with no pipeline experience and training them on
Training the Future
Boudreau Pipeline is looking toward the future, which could include
potential expansion to the Dallas region, where many of its clients
are based. The company is making an effort to train staff to perform
its current and future projects. "There's a lot of work out there and
Boudreau Pipeline specializes in
underground utility work and is one
of the top contractors in the country.
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