Bernhard, one of the largest privately-owned engineering, mechanical and electrical contractors in America, has announced that it will combine its New Orleans, Arkansas, and other offices to establish its national corporate headquarters in Jefferson Parish. The firm will be based in The Galleria, in Metairie, and will employ approximately 250 local team members, with expectations for continued job creation and growth.
GNO, Inc. estimates the 250 direct jobs in Bernhard’s new headquarters will help drive another 328 indirect and induced jobs in the energy and technology sectors, totaling more than $42 million in annual salaries and contributing nearly $60 million annually to the Greater New Orleans economy.
Established in 1919, Bernhard is composed of four companies with distinct service offerings, including Bernhard Energy, Bernhard MCC, E.P. Breaux and Bernhard TME. These companies intersect to form an engineering, construction and energy solutions firm focused on providing client solutions through an “Energy-as-a-Service” platform. Collectively, Bernhard employs more than 2,000 team members in 25 locations throughout the U.S., with more than 1,000 employees based in Louisiana.