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Build with Gator

At Gator Millworks, we pride ourselves on delivering the highest quality woodwork and outstanding customer service. We promise to always deliver products that will be admired for years to come. With top of the line technology and a team set to take you from planning to installation we are the industry leader ready to make visions come to life.

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Our Team

The People Pushing Us Forward

At Gator, people will always be our top priority and most valuable asset. Whether you are an employee, vendor or client, you are a part of the Gator family.
  • Allan Ballard

    Project Engineer

  • Austin Shelton

    Vice President of Operations

  • Chad Foster

    CEO/President

  • Daniel Gill

    Field Technician

  • Erin Fourroux

    Controller

  • Greg Theriot

    Senior Project Manager

  • Jeff La Rosa, Architect, AIA l NCARB

    Business Development Executive

  • Jennifer Henry

    Chief Financial Officer

  • Keith Ainsworth

    Project Manager

  • Kort McDonough

    Business Process Manager

  • Nicholas Amidon

    CAD Technician

  • Robert Leiper

    Senior Engineer / Designer

  • Samantha Kline

    Office Receptionist

  • TJ Parkerson

    Field Technician

  • Tom Choppin

    Chief Growth Officer

Allan Ballard

Project Engineer

Why did you choose to work at Gator Millworks?

  • I enjoy being challenged. 

What do you like to do in your free time?

  • Spend time with family and friends. 

What has been your favorite project with Gator Millworks so far?

  • The Miller Residence

Austin Shelton

Vice President of Operations

Do you have a nickname?

  • Shady

What do you love about Gator Millworks?

  • It is a fun and challenging workplace. 

What is your favorite Gator Millworks project so far?

  • Le Meridien in New Orleans

Chad Foster

CEO/President

Name a book that has inspired you professionally.

  • “Blink” by Malcolm Gladwell

What do you consider the greatest achievement?

  • The birth of both my girls.

What motivates you and gives you professional inspiration?

  • Being allowed to work with some of the best people I know each and every day at Gator Millworks.

Daniel Gill

Field Technician

Erin Fourroux

Controller

What do you like to do when you are not at work?

  • Cook, read, spend time with family & friends, love on Bruiser my Chihuahua, and binge watch Christmas in July on the Hallmark Channel.

Why do you work for Gator Millworks?

  • It’s a great company to work for with opportunities to learn and advance.

Favorite Quote –

  • “Use your head. It’s the little things that count.” My Mom

Greg Theriot

Senior Project Manager

What brought you to work at Gator Millworks?

  • I started at Gator right out of college and have been hooked on the millwork industry ever since. 

What is your favorite Gator Millworks project so far?

  • Le Meridien is the one I am most proud of due to my involvement in the project and the challenges it presented.

What do you like to do when you aren’t at work?

  • I like to relax, hang out with friends/family, cook for friends/family, and go fishing and hunting when I can.

Jeff La Rosa, Architect, AIA l NCARB

Business Development Executive

What is your favorite quote?

  • “I don’t know why people hire architects and then tell them what to do.” – Frank Ghery

What is your greatest achievement?

  • My greatest personal achievement was becoming a Licensed Architect. Working and studying while raising a family will put all of your ambitions and dreams to the ultimate test. It’s not as easy as some would lead you to believe.

What do you do when you’re not at work?

  • When I’m not at work I enjoy traveling and spending time outdoors with my girls. Nature is the ultimate therapist for all of us and it really brings us closer each time we go.

Jennifer Henry

Chief Financial Officer

What do you love about working at Gator Millworks?

  • Our leadership and my coworkers. There is never a dull moment. 

What do you like to do when you are not at work?

  • Tend to my mini farm of 3 horses, chickens, 4 dogs and a handful of fish.

Favorite Quote –

  • “Expect nothing, appreciate everything.” Author Unknown

Kort McDonough

Business Process Manager

Why did you choose to work for Gator Millworks?

  • I work for Gator Millworks because this company challenges me to be constantly evaluating and creating innovative ways to support not only my fellow coworkers but clients as well, while being able to stand behind an excellent product and service from our team.

What is your favorite Gator project so far?

  • The one we will be completing in 2019, Gator Millworks new facility

Favorite Quote –

  • Everything around you that you call life was made up by people no smarter than you and you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use. Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again!” Steve Jobs

Nicholas Amidon

CAD Technician

Do you have any professional certifications?

  • I’m a certified user of AutoCad, Revit Architecture, Inventer, and Autodesk Bulding Performance Analysis.

Why do you work for Gator Millworks?

  • Gator provides great opportunities for a new graduate to gain knowledge and enhance your skills.

What do you do in your free time?

  • I do part time house flipping, and I go to church on Sunday.

Robert Leiper

Senior Engineer / Designer

Do you have any professional certifications?

  • I have a BSBA in Economics and Real Estate and also have my CSLB – C6 Contractor’s License.

What do you like to do in your free time?

  • I must admit, I enjoy my work so when I am “off” I am continually observing, critiquing the design I see around me, and dissecting how things are built. I will walk behind the barrier tape to look at something cool, or crawl under something to see how it is made. I am not shy about it. It is in my nature.

What has been your favorite Gator project so far?

  • KBIS 2013 – because It was my first opportunity to share west coast design ideas and different fabrication concepts with Gator pushing the boundary of our capabilities to know we can be a leader in bringing this type of modern high-end product to our region.
  • Smith Residence – because we handled the complete design package and did some nice steel detailing.

Samantha Kline

Office Receptionist

Why do you work for Gator Millworks?

  • It is a great company to work for, and everyone is friendly.

What do you like to do in your free time?

  • Spend time with my family and friends. 

What is your favorite Gator Millworks project so far?

  • The Emonet Residence

TJ Parkerson

Field Technician

Tom Choppin

Chief Growth Officer

What was your major in college?

  •  I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from UNO

What is something unique about you?

  • I’ve been going to Saints home games since 1978. Also, not necessarily unique, but I try to laugh whenever possible! 

What is your favorite Gator Millworks project?

  • The Mercedes Benz Superdome Suite Level 400 Renovations. 
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