Hurricane Season: We Want You To Be Prepared

Hurricane season begins June 1 and runs through November, but it’s never too early to get prepared. As the season approaches, we encourage you to act and get prepared for a potential hurricane to avoid last minute stress. 

Basic steps that can be taken now include stocking up on emergency supplies, creating a family disaster plan, reviewing & updating insurance policies, and knowing your evacuation route.  

We recommend preparing an emergency supply kit that includes essentials to get you through the storm, and items that you may need in case of an emergency. Non-perishable items such as canned goods and bottled water are helpful in case of a power outage or a storm that requires you and your family to remain inside. In the event of a power outage, flashlights and candles will allow you to navigate safely throughout your home. More information and preparedness plan templates are available from FEMA’s ready.gov website.

Once you are notified of a potential hurricane, we recommend reinforcing your house and windows to avoid any serious damage to your home. Lastly, remove or bring in any debris or loose items that are outside your home. Strong hurricane winds can cause your items to be lost or damaged. 

In case of damage following a hurricane, Vantage Disaster Recovery services provide rapid disaster response and recovery that helps communities respond, rebuild, and recover. To learn more, visit https://vantage-contractors.com/disaster-recovery/.

Sherwood Tower Office Building Renovation

Sherwood Tower Office Building Renovation

Sherwood Tower Office Building Renovation

January 2021
Baton Rouge, LA
Construction Services

Located in the heart of Sherwood Forest Business District at the intersection of Sherwood Forest Boulevard and Newcastle Avenue (traffic signal), with convenient access to nearby Interstates 10 and 12, and Airline Highway, Sherwood Tower provides the desired level of functionality within each suite for its occupiers. This renovation modernized the building to make it an attractive space for existing and new tenants. This project was a complete renovation of the lobby and common areas including updates to the office suites.

Iberville Parish Libraries COVID-19 Renovations

Iberville Parish Libraries COVID-19 Renovations

July 2020
Plaquemine, LA
Construction Services

Construction began with the Iberville Parish Libraries to renovate and remodel which included the installment of new security camera systems complete with temperature scanning capabilities to allow library staff to easily screen incoming patrons. In addition to installing the new camera systems, we removed and replaced all floor and wall coverings to allow for a more sanitary environment. Replacing carpet with flooring materials that can be easily cleaned and disinfected will reduce the risk of exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19. 

Hurricane Laura Disaster Recovery

Hurrican Laura Disaster Recovery

Hurricane Laura First Push

October 2020
Lake Charles, LA
Disaster Recovery Services
VANTAGE mobilized in less than 24 hours and reported to Lake Charles, LA with the requested 20 two- man crews, skid steers, and grapple buckets ready to assist Diamond D Industries for Entergy of Louisiana following Hurricane Laura.
 
Our crews were paired with Entergy crews and began the monumental task of
clearing debris from roadways and rights-of-way for the Entergy personnel which allowed them to begin restoring power to the affected area. Managed tasks included debris cutting & removing and clearing rights-of-ways for the Entergy crews.
 
At the close of this eight-week project, VANTAGE cleared thousands of yards of debris and many miles of roadway for Entergy of Louisiana.

BUST Breast Cancer: Supporting a Great Community Cause

Our team at Vantage is proudly sponsoring Woman’s Hospital’s BUST Breast Cancer virtual event. This event was created as a fundraising effort to provide essential support for Woman’s breast cancer outreach, 

This year, businesses and organizations have designed special bras to BUST Breast Cancer. As a Pink Partner, we created a blinged-out bust display, paired with bedazzled tools, that you can donate to vote for! Your support directly funds Woman’s mobile mammography programs for underserved women in the community. 

We love our state, and events like this embody what we want to accomplish as a company. Woman’s Hospital is a crucial pillar in our region, and the importance of their incredible work can’t be promoted enough. With your help, we can raise awareness and save lives. Voting ends October 31!

Vote our display as your favorite here! Share with family and friends to cast their donations and votes, too!
Learn more and donate to BUST Breast Cancer.

Vantage Acquires Kelly’s Industrial Services

Vantage Contractors has acquired Kelly’s Industrial Services. Headquartered in Port Allen, Kelly’s has an extensive company history spanning more than three decades. With a specialization in right-of-way maintenance and vegetation management, Kelly’s has developed a large footprint that covers the gulf coast region and beyond.

“We have worked tirelessly over the past 37 years to build Kelly’s into a successful family business that has contributed to our state and community,” said Kelly’s Founder, Paul Kleinpeter. “While it is never easy to leave a family business behind, we are confident and excited with the acquisition. We know without a doubt that Vantage’s vision and commitment to growth puts Kelly’s Industrial Services in great hands” added Kelly’s Owner and CFO, Kelly Kleinpeter.

Vantage is a Baton Rouge based construction, maintenance and disaster recovery firm owned by local businessman, Brad Roberts. “We are very excited about joining forces with such an exceptional team and we look forward to servicing Kelly’s long list of steadfast clients. The acquisition provides an opportunity for Vantage to accelerate its growth by increasing capacity, broadening service offerings and adding a deep roster of blue-chip clients. Vantage’s management team will be greatly enhanced by the addition of Kelly’s talented personnel,” noted Vantage President, Brad Roberts.

Both entities share similar guiding principles based on unmatched client service, safe work environments and professionalism. As part of the deal, Vantage has acquired a sizable list of assets that includes Kelly’s headquarters in Port Allen and a fleet of specialty equipment. Vantage Contractors is a Louisiana based firm that specializes in construction, maintenance and disaster recovery. Throughout its 15-year history, the company has worked with public and private sector clients, and has built a reputation for being reputable, reliable and responsive.