Compere is a full-service construction company that provides a wide range of construction and specialized services to the electric utility industry. The origin of the name Compere can be traced back to the early meaning of peer, partner, or associate. Being a Louisiana based company, we chose to adopt the traditional French spelling of Compere, and since our service and solution offerings are focused on the electric utility industry, our name Compere closely aligns with Ampere. This is the base unit of the electric current named after André-Marie Ampère, a French mathematician and physicist, considered to be the father of electrodynamics.
Our founders and staff, comprised of field engineers, safety managers, project/construction, and field hardened technical and construction professionals, have a long history of power system engineering and solutions delivery experience. This experience provides an opportunity to better serve our clients by strategically aligning their needs with a unique and value-added approach to the construction process. Our model of self-performing work enhances overall project quality and timely delivery assuring project success. As a single contractor, Compere can handle both T&D line and substation construction, reducing errors and blame-shifting if different contractors handled those scopes.
Our Core Purpose – “Constructing a Power-Ful Future” is achieved by always striving to exceed our client’s expectations by safely delivering projects and solutions that are of the highest quality, on-time, and on-budget. We uphold this core purpose by promoting an environment that is respectful of individuals from all racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, geographic, religious beliefs, political beliefs, sexual orientations, heritage, life experiences, and academic/professional backgrounds and also adhering to the following core values:
Preventing accidents and injuries is not only in the best interest of our employees and subcontractors; it is also in the best interest of the company as a whole. To that end, health and safety is a core element in our project planning, supervision, daily implementation of projects, and the operation of our offices. We are committed to providing our employees with the resources needed to perform their roles in a safe manner. Employees are encouraged and empowered to take action or to seek guidance at any time that a person’s health or safety may be in jeopardy.
At Compere, we believe in doing the project right the first time. We have implemented a comprehensive project QA/QC process that includes a rigorous design and constructability review of every Issued for Construction (IFC) package by senior project engineers, project managers, construction managers, and peer reviewers. Our QA/QC program requires periodic inspections and reviews at critical stages throughout the construction process. Compere continuously promotes a culture of quality through education, training, monitoring, and solicited feedback. By being mindful of the little things, we strive to develop innate attitudes toward uncompromised safety. Every member of the team is continuously reminded that project Safety and Quality are a first priority and an essential element to our work.
Our clients can be assured that we deliver on our promises and promote a culture that fosters Honesty, Integrity, and Trust in all of our interactions and business transactions by keeping our word, commitments, and paying attention to our workplace environment.
We take accountability for our actions and encourage open communications to assure that issues are addressed and resolved quickly with complete transparency.
We continuously seek to incorporate the best available technology into our work practices and methodology that allows us to deliver value and efficiency throughout the performance period resulting in a project that is on spec, on schedule, and on budget.