We Are What We Build.
It’s more than just a tagline.
For nearly 50 years, DonahueFavret has become a trusted partner in the
construction industry. We build the communities in which we live and work and
cherish the relationships we’ve developed that often lead to us working with
the same clients time and time again. Together, these things drive us to be the
general contractor of choice throughout the Gulf South. In total, our dedicated
team has built a nationally award-winning portfolio of diverse projects across
all major sectors of development valuing more than $1.5 billion.
And we’re just getting started.
As a 44-year strong general contractor, we provide high-level expertise throughout Louisiana and the Gulf South. Our work is diverse. Building an award-winning portfolio requires close collaboration with our clients and trade and design partners. We monitor and adjust to shifting trends across our industry, focusing on safe and effective management and quality project delivery regardless of scale.
Company founded as Jack Donahue Contractors, Inc.
Maura Donahue joins the company
Bob Favret joins the company
Company name changed to DonahueFavret Contractors, Inc. to recognize the significant impact Bob Favret made on the company
John L. Donahue, III joins the company
DonahueFavret earns its first of many Associated Builders and Contractors National Excellence in Construction Award for the Episcopal Conference Center. The 25,000 square foot project was completed with Jahncke Architects and is located in Robert, Louisiana.
John L Donahue, III & Maura Donahue become partners/shareholders in DonahueFavret Contractors.
Maura Donahue becomes the first female and Louisianan to serve as Chairman of the Board of the United States Chamber of Commerce.
DonahueFavret partners with ABC’s "Extreme Makeover: Home Addition" to rebuild and restore First Emmanuel Baptist Church in New Orleans, post Hurricane Katrina.
Jack Donahue is sworn in as the Louisiana State Senator representing District 11.
DonahueFavret completes 200 Carondelet, a 190,000 SF adaptive reuse of a 23-story commercial building into 189 high-end urban apartments. The project would win an ABC National Award of Merit and National Best Residential Project from McGraw-Hill Construction.
John L. Donahue, III named President and CEO of DonahueFavret Contractors, Inc.
DonahueFavret completes Chalmette Elementary School, a new 117,000 SF facility built on the site of the original school building destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.
Bob Favret passes away, leaving his legacy as a vital part of DonahueFavret’s growth and success
Maura Donahue succeeds Bob Favret and becomes Executive Vice President of DonahueFavret Contractors.
DonahueFavret completes the 1.2 million SF, $116.8 million renovations to the Hyatt Regency New Orleans
Lauren Andrews, Bryan Hodnett, David Dupre, Patrick Descant, and Matt Weeks become shareholders of the company
DonahueFavret completes the ground-up 80,000 SF new Cancer Institute for Thibodaux Regional Health System. The project would go on to be featured in Healthcare Design Magazine and win an ABC Bayou Chapter Excellence in Construction award.