Secrets of success: Top execs at three of Louisiana’s fastest-growing companies share how they did it

Tyler Abadie

It has been an incredibly challenging year in the industrial space. Even so, Louisiana companies are making waves for their ability to grow and thrive in the face of some pretty daunting odds.

They’re routinely found on national and regional rankings for their pace of growth or sheer size, as well as their innovative approach to tackling problems.

Nationally, for example, the Inc. 5000 ranks those companies by rate of growth, whereas the LSU 100 and Roaring 10 lists take a decidedly local approach by ranking the fastest growing LSU graduate-owned or graduate-led businesses.

Representatives of a diverse mix of South Louisiana industrial standouts: Tyler Abadie with engineering firm Abadie-Williams LLC in Metairie, Mark Danos with oilfield service company Danos in Gray and Thad Rispone with electrical/instrumentation contractor ISC of Baton Rouge recently shared their recipes for success, and discussed the challenges and solutions they’ve discovered along the way.

Abadie notes the company came through the pandemic stronger.

“We are now fully integrated as a ‘work from anywhere’ engineering firm and are excited for continued refinement of that business model,” he says. “We are working diligently on building a state-of-the-art telecommuting office/work space to allow employees the opportunity to work at home but also experience an in-office environment when appropriate. This investment will allow us to expand and compliment the current work-life balance many have gotten used to, while also increasing productivity during project life cycles. We are extremely excited for our future workspace and its utility in employee retention.”

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