DonahueFavret Contractors doesn’t just build buildings; their continuous involvement in civic affairs and economic development helps build a better Louisiana.
Together with a staff of nearly 50 employees, the partners at DonahueFavret Contractors remain wholly committed to the success of the New Orleans, Northshore and Gulf South region, serving as active members in local, regional and national organizations such as:
- Associated Builders and Contractors
- Louisiana Association of Business and Industry
- GNO Inc.
- St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce
- Northshore Business Council
- The Northshore Community Foundation
- The United States Chamber of Commerce
Jack Donahue also served as State Senator representing District 11 on the Northshore.
DonahueFavret employees are also encouraged to participate in professional and community involvement programs. Our staff is actively involved in:
- Habitat for Humanity and the Habitat ReStore
- National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC)
- Urban Land Institute
- Youth Service Bureau
- American Heart Association
- Safe Haven Foundation
- Family Promise of St. Tammany
as well as local educational, religious, and sports programs.
The Gulf South Is Not Just A Workplace, It Is Our Home
Following Hurricane Katrina, in addition to rebuilding their own lives, DonahueFavret employees reached out to the community by opening the office to become the first Red Cross Hurricane Katrina Financial Aid Center which distributed over $2 million in aid to more than 2,000 people. Because of the devastation left from the storm, many people needed help. Above all, DonahueFavret Contractors was more than eager to help out our community.
DFC then established Suited for Success, which collected and distributed business clothes to those who had lost their wardrobe in the storm.
ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
In February of 2006, DonahueFavret partnered with ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition to rebuild and restore First Emanuel Baptist Church in New Orleans, a church that helps feed the homeless in the community, provides daycare and afterschool activities, as well as it provides low-rent housing to those greatly in need.
Without abandoning their other projects in progress, DonahueFavret Contractors’ employees and 2000 volunteers, in 96 straight hours, brought hope and life back to this community.