Founded in 1976 in New Orleans
Pontchartrain Materials Corporation, LLC prides itself on our 45+ years of experience, our quality of operations, and strong commitment to servicing the construction industry for its aggregate needs.
PMC was founded in 1976 by George Douglass, Jr as a Shell Dredging Company, dredging clam shell from Lake Pontchartrain. At the time, our main business consisted of supplying Oklahoma Cement Company and Loan Star Industries raw material for the production of cement at their mills in eastern New Orleans. As the years passed, many changes occurred with the closing of the cement mills which left PMC developing a wholesale and retail business for the sale of clam shell to contractors and other general businesses.
With the cessation of Shell Dredging in 1990, PMC diversified and began handling limestone aggregates as well as recycling concrete. Limestone is barged in from the northern states and is a large portion of our aggregate materials. Recycled concrete is produced in house by recycling local broken concrete through our two recycling plants in New Orleans and Belle Chasse. These two products are the main force of our business today. They are used as base material for highways, streets, parking lots and driveways. We presently operate four aggregate yards, East Bank, West Bank, Slidell and LaPlace, which allows us to offer the most competitive price to our customers in New Orleans and the surrounding areas. PMC has extensive experience in this industry and has the equipment and a loyal and committed workforce to service the industry well into the future.
Our aggregate products have a wide array of uses, ranging from major road construction projects to residential driveways. We furnish material for federal, state, and local municipality construction projects as well as to many individual businesses and residential homeowners. In addition, PMC supplies aggregates to asphalt and ready mix concrete plants in the New Orleans area.
Marine Aggregate Construction and Supply
Pontchartrain Materials Corporation is licensed in both Louisiana and Mississippi in heavy construction. Our marine department consists of unloading and placement equipment, which combined with our aggregate materials and Rip Rap, are ideal for construction and foreshore protection projects. We presently have 3 Spud Barges, The Pouledeau, The Behemoth and The Leviathan, all with superior unloading capacity to service our material handling jobs in a safe and efficient manner.