About Us

Gilchrist Construction Company is proud to be one of Louisiana’s top highway contractors, leading the way in safety, quality, innovation, and efficiency.

Beginning work in 1981 with less than 15 employees, Gilchrist Construction Company’s primary business was commercial site work and concrete construction such as foundations, sidewalks, and parking lots. During the mid-80’s, we expanded into subdivision streets and drainage and, in 1988, we ventured into the Louisiana highway market.

Each year since the early days, we have procured more heavy highway work which has resulted in continued growth.

We live our Core Value of working together to improve ourselves, our industry, and our communities. Partnering with both internal and external partners, we continue to focus on our Mission of building strong teams and successful projects.

Strong Teams. Successful Projects.

At GCC, our greatest asset is our workforce. Our company’s resume is the culmination of each individual employee resume. Building and developing strong teams through career path development and mentoring opportunities has been a primary priority at GCC for many years. Because of the risks associated with heavy civil work, safety-related employee education and credentialling are of the highest priority.

Our Teams


We are proud of our accomplishments in safety and risk control. Providing a safe work environment for our employees, customers, external partners, the traveling public, and the communities in which we work is critical to our vision, mission, and core purpose.

The foundation of the GCC Safety and Risk Control program begins with a focus on leading indicators:

  • Managing the COVID-19 landscape through workforce and industry best practices
  • Staffing a skilled workforce through comprehensive workforce assessment
  • Enhancing employee skills, knowledge, and abilities through employee education
  • Deploying educational opportunities to deliver industry and workplace credentials
  • Creating an enhanced awareness for accident prevention through workforce campaigns
  • Identifying, minimizing, and eliminating risks through daily observations and risk validations