Heavy Construction & Metal Fabrication

SSE Named to the 2018 Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest Growing Companies

SSE Named to the 2018 Inc. 5000

List of America’s Fastest Growing Companies


St. Bernard Parish Steel Fabrication and Erection Contractor is Ranked No. 10 for Top Louisiana Companies


For the 2nd Time, SSE Appears on the Inc. 5000 list, Ranking No. 1585 Overall with Three-Year Sales Growth of 246%


  1. BERNARD, LA, September 4, 2018 – Southern Services & Equipment, Inc. (SSE), an AISC-certified, award-winning structural steel fabrication and erection contractor, announced today that it has again been recognized as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States by Inc. magazine. The magazine listed SSE as #1585 overall, #10 in Louisiana, and #5 in New Orleans, with three-year accumulated growth of 246 percent. The prestigious list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment— its independent small and midsized businesses. Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000.


“Being named to the Inc. 5000 list for the second time is a wonderful accomplishment for our team and a direct reflection of the exceptional work they do for our customers every day. I am thrilled that Inc. 5000 has recognized the spectacular growth that our employees and our management has worked so hard to attain,” said Justin P. Airhart, Chief Operations Officer for SSE.


The average company on the list achieved an incredible three-year average growth of 481%. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $206 billion, and the companies on the list collectively generated 619,500 jobs over the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000.


Some of the notable projects SSE has worked on in recent years are the new North Terminal for the Louis Armstrong International Airport, the new NOPD 2nd District Police Station, the Iberville Redevelopment (Phases IV through VI), the new Wisner Bridge in Mid-City, the new VA Medical Center, the RTA Rampart St./St. Claude Ave. Streetcar Expansion, the RTA Cemetaries Transfer Station, the renovation of the Ponchartrain Hotel and the NOPSI Hotel, the Permanent Canal Closures & Pumps (PCCP) Structure for the US Army Corps of Engineers, the bus canopies at the Union Passenger Terminal, the Gibbs Center for Innovation and Design at St. Martin’s Episcopal School, and the Civil Rights Memorial Dome on S. Claiborne Ave.