New Ascension Parish Courthouse Makes Debut

On April 29, 2021, Ascension Parish President Clint Cointment, Sheriff Bobby Webre, Clerk of Court Bridget Hanna, and many other officials and community members gathered to cut a red ribbon in front of the new Ascension Parish Courthouse.

The new courthouse houses the current and future requirements of the Ascension Parish Clerk of Court, Ascension Parish Court, and the 23rd Judicial District Court. In addition, the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Gonzales Police Department have a Fines Collection station located near the Parish Courtroom. The three-story, 103,000 SF building has a total of eight courtrooms and features a large glass lobby. Through several meetings with project stakeholders, security was identified as a high priority and became a major defining driver for the courthouse design. Clear separations of public and inmate travel within the building is well defined with no cross-over of inmate, judicial and law enforcement staff, and public circulation. Glass is strategically used throughout the interior, providing added security and preventing the passage of contraband to those in custody.

Lemoine delivered this project using the Construction Manager at Risk (CMaR) process, managing the project with the owner’s budget, schedule, and other priorities driving all decisions. Also, Lemoine utilized LEAN construction practices to increase efficiency which allowed for the project to be delivered within an aggressive schedule.

Congratulations to the Ascension Parish community on the completion of this remarkable project! We were honored to work with you and look forward to building more with you in the future.

LEMOINE Welcomes Jack Darnall, President of Program Services

LEMOINE is thrilled to announce both the launch of LEMOINE Program Services, as well as its new President of Program Services, Jack Darnall.

Jack brings nearly four decades of expertise in the construction industry. Jack gained invaluable experience as long-time Executive Vice President of Brasfield & Gorrie, one of the top 25 contractors in the nation as ranked by Engineering News Record’s “Top 400 Contractors”. Serving at Brasfield & Gorrie for 36 years, Jack provided oversight of preconstruction, business development, and marketing operations. He served in numerous roles including Regional President over the company’s Birmingham and Nashville operations, and Division Manager for the healthcare division. As a member of the Executive Board, Jack helped lead the company through strategic planning and growth activities, expanding the firm’s growth from $2.2 billion to $4 billion.

LEMOINE Program Services has the capability to provide a full range of services including planning, execution, and delivery. Our team of industry experts begin with advising and facility consulting services, creating overall program goals, schedules, and budgets. We establish expectations, measure success, and maintain alignment throughout the management, transitioning, and move-in of each project. Program Services deliberately interconnects to LEMOINE’s other service lines, Building Construction, Infrastructure, and Disaster Services, leveraging strengths and resources of other in-house disciplines.

As President of LEMOINE Program Services, Jack is responsible for the oversight of all operations, providing overall guidance to key leaders. He is tasked with driving continuous improvement and practice innovative solutions, ensuring every assignment is completed in accordance with LEMOINE values.

Welcome to LEMOINE, Jack. We are thrilled to begin this new endeavor with your leadership!