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SUCCESS

SPEC I AL ADVE RTI SI NG SEC TI O N

FROM THE PRESIDENT Here at BP&S, many things have helped our company grow for more than 40 years—dedication, overcoming many obstacles through the years, staying true to our beliefs and making sure our customer service is always on point. My parents were always positive role models and taught me to work hard, be honest and do right by our customers.

You are only as good as your people. Everyone here is a great employee. We are all on the same page and pull in the same direction. They truly are the best people you could ask for. DANIELLE BRECHEEN, OWNER

emergency, weekend and holiday service. Brecheen’s 27 employees are dedicated to providing personal, efficient customer service to each client, no matter how big or small. This includes meeting in person or talking via phone with clients, rather than relying solely on more distant, impersonal means of communication. “You are only as good as your people,” Brecheen says. “Everyone here is a great employee. We are all on the same page and pull in the same direction. They truly are the best people you could ask for.” As one of the only woman-owned steel companies in Louisiana, Brecheen

Our employees play an integral part in our success as well. They are the best tool that our business can utilize to get the job done. All of our employees have contributed to our success and growth.

Pipe and Steel is in the process of becoming a nationally certified woman-owned business. Further, as a long-established, local and family-owned business, Brecheen Pipe and Steel is deeply invested in supporting community service. For example, the company supports local youth softball leagues. “It’s important to invest in the community around us,” Brecheen says. “You have to give back and supporting youth is a long-term investment. If you can keep them on a good path, you’ll have good people around you in the community as well as good employees of the future.” Brecheen, who has worked in the

steel industry for 35 years, says she enjoys the work. “Iron is in my blood. I’ve been doing this since I was 19 and my parents were wonderful role models,” she says. “It doesn’t feel like work—I truly enjoy everything about it.” As such, she says Brecheen Pipe and Steel will continue to be a leading steel distributor in the region well into the future. “We offer extremely competitive pricing. The products we put out into the market are second to none and our customer service is exceptional,” she says. “We’re a family-owned, womanrun business. We’ve been extremely successful and will continue to be.”

AT A GLANCE PRIMARY PRODUCT/SERVICE: Steel distributor and service center TOP EXECUTIVE: Danielle Brecheen, Owner and General Manager YEAR FOUNDED: 1980 • PHONE: 225.749.3553 • WEBSITE: brecheenpipeandsteel.com

2010

2008 Brecheen Pipe and Steel overcame and withstood the global steel scrap shortage that lasted several years.

2015

2015 The company acquired contracts with Exxon, Marathon, BASF, and Syngenta when a competitor exited the Baton Rouge market.

We are very proud to be part of the Industrial supply chain in the Louisiana manufacturing market. We have faced many challenges through the years with floods, steel shortages, steel tariffs, etc., but with planning investments and inventory, human resources and equipment, we are prepared for what the future may hold. With that being said, our world is experiencing something unprecedented right now. We will stay positive and know that this too shall pass, and life as we knew it will be restored. We are a strong company with dedicated and loyal employees and customers. We will overcome the adversity. Thank you so much to our customers who over the years have made Brecheen Pipe & Steel a legacy of success—40 years strong.

DANIELLE BRECHEEN President

2020

2020 Danielle Brecheen is now president of one of the most successfully “woman owned” pipe and steel companies in the region.

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Baton Rouge Business Report's 2020 Annual Report  

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