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In 1985 Eric N.A. Purnell established Purnell Construction Company, LLC in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. In the beginning the company built homes and preformed commercial building, and in 1994 the company diversified into heavy construction, highway construction, and utility construction. This company has completed projects in Iowa, Texas, and various parts of Louisiana including: Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Jefferson Parish, and other parishes. Over the past years Purnell Construction Company has focused on working safely, building a project correctly, and completing it on time. This company has grown from a one-man operation to a small business of 30 employees. As an equal opportunity employer Purnell Construction Company, LLC continues to focus on building jobs to the highest quality of standards.


Major Clients:

- AT&T

- Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport

- Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport

- Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development

- New Orleans Sports Arena

- P.F. Net

- Road & Transit Authority of New Orleans

- Sewage & Water Board of New Orleans

- US Army Corps of Engineers

- US Navy


About Us October 30, 2012 11:22 AM

Purnell Construction Company, LLC is a company of quality and safety in heavy, highway and municipal & public works construction. PCC is headquartered in Baton Rouge, LA close to the capitol's beautiful downtown area. PCC's owner, Eric N.A. Purnell, established this company over 25 years ago in hopes of creating outstanding service to clients while working safely, building projects correctly and completing work on time. PCC holds highly the safety standards presented by OSHA and USACE. We continually stress to our employees that safety is of utmost importance when performing on job-sites.

In accordance with PCC's mission, we have been awarded for our service. Purnell has been granted several awards recognizing the company's quality, safety, success, excellence and achievements. We look forward to continue performing successfully in this industry. PCC has a dedicated and intelligent staff of people who make it possible to create effective job performance. With the right knowledge, skills and abilities PCC has a definite advantage in achieving quality in every project built. PCC has defined success in its company's performance and continues throughout future awarded jobs.

With PCC's wide variety of services, we are sure to successfully complete any task. Some major services include: earthwork construction; railroad construction; storm drain construction, culvert and drainage construction; highway, street, and bridge construction; pile driving; approach slabs and asphalt paving; forming and finishing concrete road; placing culverts; placing guardrails; slope paving and by-pass pumping; and duct bank and asphalt paving. We render services throughout the state of Louisiana, as well as the surrounding states. All awarded jobs will be completed within our company's standards.

Purnell Construction Company, LLC would like to inform you of our company and its services. If you have any questions or comments, let us know. See our contacts link, write on our blog, or contact us using any social media we provide.

If you are interested in becoming part of the PCC team, see our career link provided. We are happy to have interested employees. PCC provides jobs only to those who are qualified and when positions are available within the company.

Thank You for your interest in our company's website.

Policies October 30, 2012 11:23 AM

General Philosophy:

We believe in keeping employees fully informed about company policies, procedures, practices and benefits. Also, we wish to communicate what employees can expect from the company, and the obligations assumed as an employee of Purnell Construction. All employees are expected to become familiar with all of our policies. Attached is a brief overview of our Employee handbook, which include but not limited to Purnell Construction's Policies on the following:

  • Equal Employment Opportunity/Harassment Policy
  • Affirmative Action
  • Company Benefits
  • Company Safety
  • Alcohol, Drugs & Controlled Substance Abuse

Click here for Abbreviated Employee Handbook

Sub Contractors October 9, 2013 10:44 AM

-       B&K Construction Co., LLC

-       Barriere Construction Co., LLC

-       Boh Brothers Construction Co., LLC

-       Gulf South Piling

-       Hill Brothers Construction Company, Inc.

-       Phillips & Jordan, Inc.

-       WRScompass, Inc.

Awards October 9, 2013 10:45 AM

Purnell Construction Company, LLC has earned many awards over the past years. These awards include:

  • "Best Award for Heavy Construction" for the Canal Streetcar and Regauge project Regional Transit Authority of New Orleans (1997)
  • Mayor's Division of Economic Development Annual Lunching (1998, 1999, and 2000)
  • The United States Army Corps of Engineer New Orleans District Certificate of Achievement Award for Parking Lot and Road Asphalt Repairs Phase I (2000)
  • "Award of Excellence " from The United States Army Corps of Engineers New Orleans
  • " Has successfully completed all the requirements of Minority Business Executive Program" from Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth (2001)
  • The United States Army Corps of Engineer New Orleans District Certificate of Achievement Award for Cousins Canal (2001)
  • The United States Army Corps of Engineer New Orleans District Certificate of Achievement Award for Parking Lot and Road Asphalt Repairs Phase II (2001)
  • The United States Army Corps of Engineer New Orleans District Certificate of Achievement Award for Keyhole Canal Phase II (2002)

Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development

  • NPHQ National Achievement Award 2001 State Winner Partnership for Quality Highway work I-10/I-610 Interchange Project New Orleans, Louisiana
Our Team October 9, 2013 11:09 AM

The Purnell Construction family is a dedicated and motivated family; we take pride in everyone and what they offer to the company.  Purnell also takes pride in our team and our commitment to excellence.

All of our services are delivered by an incredible team of specially recruited employees instilled with our company work ethic. Our employees approach every assignment and project with a creative and enthusiastic attitude toward service, excellence and problem solving-a difference you will notice immediately.

Services September 10, 2013 02:00 PM
Heavy Construction September 10, 2013 02:01 PM

Heavy Construction is the core element of Purnell Construction Co., LLC (PCC). Our experiences range fromsite work-(clearing, grubbing & snagging) to foundations & pile driving work. Our skilled and experienced employees have a broad working knowledge of heavy construction operations. Our heavy construction scope of work includes:


Site Work- Clearing, Grubbing & Snagging

Levee Work

Dams, Reservoirs, and Flood Control work other than levees


Electrical transmission Lines

Erosion Control Procedures


Foreshore Protection

Drainage Work

Transmission Pipeline Construction

Wharves, Docks, Harbor Improvements and Terminals


Various Types of Concrete Work

Site Dewatering

Railroad Work

Industrial Piping & Plants

Foundations & Pile Driving

Highway Street and Bridge Construction September 10, 2013 02:01 PM

Due to the changing environment we live in there will constantly be a need for the maintenance, repair and building of additional highways, streets and bridges and PCC performs Highway, Street and Bridge Construction. Our work scope includes:


Driveways, Parking Areas, etc, Asphalt and/or Concrete

Concrete Bridges, over and underpasses

Steel Bridges, over and underpasses

Wood Bridges, over and underpasses

Secondary Roads

Highway and Street Subsurface Drainage & Sewer Work

Permanent or Paved Highways and Streets (asphalt surface treatment)

Permanent or Paved Highways and Streets (concrete)

Permenent or Paved Highways and Streets (soil cement)

Site Work- Clearing, Grubbing & Snagging

Culverts and Drainage Structures

Earthwork, Drainage and Levees

Barrier Placement

Traffic Control

Municipal and Public Works September 10, 2013 02:01 PM

As our communities continue to grow there is a demanding need for our government to provide a safe and healthy environment to the community and Municipal & Public Works projects help us to accomplish this task. PCC is an experienced Municipal & Public Works Contractor. Our work scope includes:

Site Preparation

Pipe Work (gas & sewer lines)

Pipe Work (storm drains & waterlines)

Sewer Plant and/or Sewer Disposal

Underground Electrical Conduit Installation

Airport runways


Projects October 9, 2013 10:36 AM
Projects Bidding October 9, 2013 11:10 AM

Purnell Construction is currently bidding on the following project(s):

Projects in Progress October 9, 2013 11:10 AM

King Project: West Bank Mississippi River Levees, Levee Enlargement and Bearms; Reid Bedford-King, LA, Item 428-R; Contract No.: W912EE-08-C-0030

Michoud Project: East Back Levee, Michoud Slip to Michoud Canal; Levee Enlargement (Betterment); Contract No.: W912P8-08-D-0037, 0002

Estelle Project: WBV-33, Fronting Protection at Estelle No. 1 Pumping Station, Jefferson Parish, LA; Contract No.: W912P8-09-D-0042, 0002

Harvey Project: WBV 14a.2: Harvey Canal West Bank Levees, Phase 2; Jefferson Parish, LA; Contract No.: W912P8-09-D-0042, 0004

Click here to learn more about our on-going work

Projects Completed October 9, 2013 10:39 AM

Emergency Repairs Reach C Project: New Orleans to Venice Hurricane Protection; Grand Prairie Levee District, Reach C, Emergency Levee Repairs; B/L Stations 482+64 to 489+50; Plaquemines Parish, LA; Contract No.: W912P8-06-C-0029

Lakefront Emergency Repairs Project: Lake Pontchartrain, LA and Vicinity, New Orleans East Area Plan Emergency Restoration; Lakefront Levees and Floodwalls Scour Repairs to Remaining Structures; Orleans Parish, LA; Contract No.: W912P8-06-C-0104

Vintage Drive Interim Projection Project: LPV-03a.1 Lake Pontchartrain, LA, and Vicinity High Level Plan; Jefferson Parish-St. Charles Return Levee; Vintage Drive Interim Protection-Phase 1; Jefferson Parish Louisiana; Contract No.: W912P8-06-C-0148

Click here to learn more about our completed projects

Careers October 9, 2013 10:35 AM

Over the years Purnell Construction has provided careers to many and has benefited from the experience, hard work and skills that each brought to our workforce. We are welcomed to adding new, experienced and dedicated people to our team.

We offer:

-       Direct Deposit

-       Health Insurance

-       Job Training

-       Flexible Hours

-       Benefits for Full Time Employees

-       Simple IRA for Full Time Employees


Email your resume to We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

News October 30, 2012 11:28 AM
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Purnell Construction is an accredited business with the Better Business Bureau of Baton Rouge, LA. We strive to complete our projects safely, on-time and within budget.

Click here to learn more about our A+ Rating

Contact Us October 9, 2013 11:13 AM

Purnell Construction Co., LLC
P. O. Box 2702
Baton Rouge, LA 70821

Main Office #: 225-343-1888
Main Fax #: 225-343-9888
Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (CST)

To contact Purnell construction, please fill out the form below.

Thank You October 30, 2012 11:26 AM

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Purnell Construction Co., LLC
P. O. Box 2702
Baton Rouge, LA 70821

Main Office #: 225-343-1888
Main Fax #: 225-343-9888
Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (CST)