BLD SERVICES, LLC (BLD) is a full-service construction general contracting and construction management firm based in Kenner, Louisiana, just outside of New Orleans. BLD is experienced in self-performing and managing a wide range of construction services, which includes projects in the general areas of:
- Municipal infrastructure (e.g., water, sewer and drainage/stormwater systems and facilities)
- Transportation infrastructure (e.g., roads, streets, bridges, pathways)
- Solid waste (e.g., debris removal, landfills, sanitation)
- Disaster recovery
- Electrical and power systems
- Vertical infrastructure/buildings
BLD is licensed as a construction general contractor in a total of 20 states/jurisdictions throughout the United States, including Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Castle, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington DC, and West Virginia. BLD’s general contractor licenses include the following disciplines:
- Heavy Construction
- Municipal and Public Works Construction
- Highway, Street and Bridge Construction
- Building Construction
- Electrical Work
- Mechanical Work
BLD was originally incorporated in 2001 by Mr. Brad L. Dutruch as a full-service municipal and public works construction company. Since that time the company has grown steadily, both internally as well as through acquisitions. Two main acquisitions in 2008 associated with D&O Contractors, Inc. (D&O), a well-established general contractor established in 1975, and the Cured-in-Place-Pipe Lateral Lining Division of Insituform Technologies, Inc (Insituform), have fueled BLD’s growth and expansion.
D&O was a well-established general contractor founded in 1975 that specialized in sewer, water and drainage pump station construction, sewer rehabilitation, general utility construction and services, and disaster recovery. The Insituform acquisition added additional expertise in constructing and rehabilitating water, sewer and other difficult-to-access pipes throughout the world using trenchless technologies to minimize excavation and disruption; this includes semi-trenchless methods of cured-in-place-pipe lining, pipe bursting, micro tunneling and slip lining.
Having acquired the technologies, equipment and personnel of these two companies, BLD significantly expanded the range of services we offer to include all forms of heavy and civil engineering construction for large projects, while also providing a diverse range of specialty services including trenchless rehabilitation of pipes and manholes.