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Chris Watermeier

Business Unit Leader, New Orleans

Chris has been a construction manager for over 26 years with experience in a variety of different types of construction in the Governmental and Private Sector. His experience is inclusive of both Design-Build and Design-Bid-Build and ranges from managing the foundation, super-structure, and exterior skin on the 26 story Harrah’s Poydras St. Hotel to a $62 million, 7 project contract with the United States Navy.In the municipal arena, Mr. Watermeier was project manager for the $20 million post-Katrina repairs to the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Phases I, II and III while concurrently managing the storm damage repairs to Harrah’s Casino. The Convention Center repairs were funded by Federal Public Assistance funds. Some of the other projects of note that Mr. Watermeier has managed are:

  • Jazzland Theme Park in New Orleans East- $75 million
  • Junior Achievement Exchange City on Delgado Campus- $5 million
  • New Galley at NAS-JRB, Belle Chase $5 million
  • Hazardous Material Storage/Engine Repair Facility $7 million
  • La Pension Condominiums in the French Quarter- $6 million

Chris also did a stint as a construction manager overseeing construction projects for private non-profit organizations receiving disaster relief from federal grants. Some of the notable projects worked on in this capacity are:

  • Torah Academy -$3 million
  • LASPCA Phase 2 -$14 million
  • Pontchartrain Housing -$8mil
  • St. Joseph Abbey Floor Damage Repairs- $6mil

A native of New Orleans, Chris attended Jesuit High School and then received his Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Louisiana State University. Chris currently resides in River Ridge with his wife, Chenae and two children, Alex 20 and Sara 17.

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