EXCEL Group Employee Spotlight Derrick Franklin

A Champion for Others: Derrick Franklin, Material Handling Supervisor

Derrick Franklin, a Material Handling Supervisor at EXCEL Group with 9 years of experience, is a mentor, advisor, and spiritual leader who fosters com...

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The Evolution of Industrial Construction in Louisiana: Matthew Shoriak's Insights from the 2024 Industry Report

Recently featured in the esteemed 10/12 Industry Report Spring 2024 issue, Matt Shoriak illuminates the transformative shifts shaping the industry.

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Fab shop celebration 2024

Celebrating National Welding Month and Safety

April is National Welding Month, and what better way to celebrate our team and their craft, team dedication, and safety that uphold the integrity of o...

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Empowering Women in Construction:  A Spotlight on Brittany Thomas

Empowering Women in Construction: A Spotlight on Brittany Thomas

Brittany Thomas, a pipefitter at EXCEL, offers us a glimpse into her journey and the significance of her role in the construction sector.

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Women in Construction: Brittany O'Connor

Empowering Women in Construction: A Spotlight on Brittany O’Connor

Brittany O’Connor, a budding welding Tacker at EXCEL Fabrication, offers us a glimpse into her journey and the significance of her role in the const...

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Women in Construction: Kelly Fedric

Empowering Women in Construction: A Spotlight on Kelly Fedric

As we celebrate Women in Construction Week, we look to recognize the invaluable contributions of women like Kelly Fedric, who are breaking barriers an...

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Carlos NietoCalrlos Nieto - EXCEL Site Superintendent in Phoenix, AZ

Carlos Nieto’s Dedication to Excellence

Meet Carlos Nieto, a dedicated Site Superintendent who's been leading a massive construction project in the scorching heat of Phoenix, AZ, for the pas...

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Kasie Williams Cedotal, Operations Manager

Expanding Excellence: Kasie Williams Cedotal

We are thrilled to announce Kasie Williams Cedotal as our new Operations Manager at our Recruiting location in Prairieville.

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Cody St. Arnaud, Training and Workforce Development Manager of EXCEL Group

Expanding Excellence: Cody St. Arnaud

Announcing Cody St. Arnaud as the newly appointed Training and Workforce Development Manager of EXCEL Group.

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Jaci Lavigne Junior Maintenance Recruiter

Expanding Excellence: Jaci Lavigne

Jaci Lavigne is the newly named Junior Maintenance Recruiter at EXCEL Group.

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Corey Dinkel, EXCEL Group President

Nurturing Leadership: An Impactful Approach to Authentic Team Building

For Corey Dinkel, newly named President of EXCEL Group, optimal leadership prioritizes an approach that produces vulnerable teams and fosters future l...

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EXCEL Group recognized for quality control efforts.

Quality Control Goal Zero Incentive Program

EXCEL Group employees in Westlake, LA, were recently recognized for their exceptional work in completing a quality control incentive program called "G...

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Milestones and Project Site in Beaumont, TX

Unveiling Milestones in Concrete, Steel, and Expertise

EXCEL is making waves with remarkable infrastructure achievements.

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Excellence Awards from ABC Pelican and ABC Bayou

EXCEL Receives Excellence in Construction for Valero Diamond Green

EXCEL Group has been honored with the prestigious Excellence Award from two ABC chapters.

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Monica Garza EXCEL Texas Recruiter

EXCEL Recruiting Team Expands with New Addition, Monica Garza

Monica Garza plays an impactful role in helping craft find positions that align with their skills and qualifications and showcase their strengths.

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EXCEL Office in Beaumont, TX

Highlight: Find Us at Our Beaumont-Nederland Location

EXCEL Group is thrilled to announce the opening of our new office in Beaumont, Texas, to better serve our clients!

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EXCEL completes CP Kelco plant expansion

EXCEL Marks Completion of CP Kelco's Okmulgee Plant

The CP Kelco Facility Enhancements in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, represent a significant expansion project known as Eagle Phase 2, the largest capital expend...

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Calvin Laughlin Recognition

Recognizing Symptoms Saves Lives

Calvin Laughlin recognized stroke symptoms and acted quickly.

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EXCEL Beaumont Employee Appreciation Banquet

EXCEL Beaumont Celebrates Success at Employee Appreciation Banquet

EXCEL Beaumont Employees Gather for a Night of Gratitude at Appreciation Banquet

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Kerry Cook and Richard Beemer Hold Protect The Move Sign

Protect the Move

EXCEL introduced "Protect the Move," an initiative to enhance safety and operational efficiency.

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Wishing Randy Hays a Happy Retirement

Celebrating a Decade of Excellence: Thank You, Randy Hays

EXCEL Wishes a Happy Retirement to Randy Hays

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EXCEL Team Loads Donations for Texas Food Drive

Food Drives are Bigger in Texas!

EXCEL employees and our client partner in Nederland, Texas, stepped into action to provide a local food bank with over 3,800 pounds of needed food!

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EXCEL Earns First Place in CIRCA Challenge

EXCEL Takes First Place in Safety Challenge

EXCEL takes home first place in the first annual CIRCA Challenge for Safety

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EXCEL Group Accepts ABC STEP Diamond Award

EXCEL Earns DIAMOND STEP Recognition

EXCEL Group has been recognized with the prestigious ABC STEP Diamond Award at the Texas Gulf Coast Chapter meeting held this week

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EXCEL Receives GBRIA Workforce Development Award

EXCEL Receives Workforce Development Award

EXCEL has been awarded the GBRIA Workforce Development Excellence Award

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Ronnie Parker and Troy Leblanc Retire from EXCEL

Celebrating Years of Dedication and Safe Work

EXCEL hosts a heartfelt retirement celebration for Ronnie Parker and Troy Leblanc.

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Students at ABC Pelican Tour EXCEL Fabrication Shop

ABC Pelican Students Tour EXCEL Fabrication Facility

EXCEL hosts a tour of our fabrication facility for ABC Pelican students.

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Kevin Brigance EXCEL Docks Department Foreman

Recognizing Excellence: Kevin Brigance

In Freeport, TX, the EXCEL Maintenance Management Team recently honored Kevin Brigance, the Material Handling - Docks Department Foreman, for his exce...

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Dean Guillott, EXCEL Project Site Manager

Leading From Within

Dean Guillott, EXCEL Project Site Manager, shares his leadership mindset

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EXCEL Structural Civil Crew

EXCEL Group Supports Client Growth Strategy

EXCEL Group supports our client’s growth strategy in facility capacity enhancement and mechanical contracting efforts.

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EXCEL Crew of the Week

EXCEL Team Named Crew of the Week

The EXCEL team working at the Phillip 66 Lake Charles facility has been recognized as Crew of the Week.

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EXCEL to Lead Largest Green Ammonia Facility in North America

EXCEL Group announces project award with the largest ammonia producer and manufacturer of fertilizer for the Green Ammonia Facility in Donaldsonville,...

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Texas Army National Guard Camp Swift

A Look at the Camp Swift Microgrid

The Texas Military Department has chosen EXCEL Group to design and install a microgrid system at Camp Swift.

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Jacob Vizinat practices workplace safety

What a Good Catch Looks Like

EXCEL team member Jacob Vizinat makes a "good catch" in workplace safety.

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Winners of EXCEL Safety Awareness

1st Annual Egg Safety Awareness Hunt

EXCEL Group recently hosted its 1st Annual Egg Safety Awareness Hunt at the OCI Beaumont Texas Blue Ammonia site as a company that prioritizes safety ...

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EXCEL Group wins Merit Award for General Construction and Maintenance

Safety Award Winner for Maintenance & Construction

EXCEL Group wins Merit Award for General Construction and Maintenance at the GBRIA Annual Event on Friday, March 17, 2023.

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EXCEL wins at National Craft Competition

EXCEL “Torches” National Craft Competition

EXCEL Group employees and sponsored students won big at the Associated Builders and Contractors National Craft Competition

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EXCEL Receives Safety Merit Award

EXCEL Named Top Safety Leader Contractor

EXCEL Group has earned a National Safety Merit Award from Associated Builders and Contractors.

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EXCEL Group 2023 Top Performers

EXCEL Named Top Performer in 2023

EXCEL Group has received the esteemed Associated Builders and Contractors National Top Performers List for 2023.

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EXCEL at SNF Safety Day

EXCEL Brings Food and Fun to Safety Day

The two-day event was filled with fun activities and educational exhibits, including giveaways, food trucks, and EXCEL's version of "Safety Jenga."

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Meet EXCEL's Recruiters

Meet the EXCEL Recruiters

Whether you are an experienced professional or just starting your career, EXCEL Group's experienced recruiters are here to help skilled craftspeople f...

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Oscar Giron

Welcome Oscar Giron

We are excited to introduce Oscar Giron, a Project Manager at EXCEL who brings over 13 years of industry expertise to the team.

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Blue Ammonia

EXCEL Group and OCI Partnership to Lead Blue Ammonia Project

OCI N.V. announces partnership with Louisiana and Texas-based EXCEL Group to construct all elements of a new Beaumont blue ammonia facility.

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EXCEL at ECC Extra

EXCEL Group Supports ECC Extra Annual Conference in New Orleans

EXCEL Group's sponsorship of the ECC Extra conference reflects the company's commitment to the energy, chemical, and industrial sectors.

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EXCEL Group at the Beaumont Industry Advancement Expo

EXCEL Attends Industry Advancement Expo

EXCEL Group recently exhibited at the 2023 Industry Advancement Expo hosted by the Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce.

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EXCEL presents award to SNF Flopam

Celebrating GBRIA Craft Workforce Development Recognition

EXCEL presents a matching GBRIA award to our partners as a sign of gratitude and friendship.

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Katie Burk ABC Bayou Board of Directors

Katie Burk Joins ABC Bayou Board of Directors

EXCEL Group is proud to announce the addition of Katie Burk to the ABC Bayou Chapter Board of Directors.

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Fontainebleau Welding Winners

Three ABC New Orleans Bayou Chapter welding students punched their tickets to the 2023 ABC National Craft Competition in Florida next March 2023.

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EXCEL Receives STEP Recognition

EXCEL Receives Highest STEP Recognition from Six ABC Chapters

EXCEL Group has recently received the renowned Association for Builders and Contractors (ABC) STEP Diamond Award for its outstanding commitment to saf...

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Leonard Williams

Celebrating Careers in Construction Month with Leonard Williams

Will believes in leading the way for future generations of Electricians looking for personal and professional growth.

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Workforce Development Excellence Award

Big Win for Excel's Workforce Development Program

EXCEL Group earns top recognition, Workforce Development Excellence Award, at the 15th Annual GRBIA Craft Workforce Development Awards.

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Chad Pierce

Employee Spotlight - Chad Pierce

EXCEL allowed me to spread my wings and show what I could do. No one had ever given me that kind of freedom or faith before.

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Mike Carder

Employee Spotlight - Mike Carder

I'm proud to have worked my way up from a Site HSE Manager to a Regional HSE Director.

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Steve Michaeleski

Employee Spotlight - Steve Michaeleski

The company has grown tremendously in the last 13 years but still has that small company feel, which is a good thing.

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Leadership XL training

Teamwork makes the dream work

EXCEL’s Leadership XL training participants conducted a team-building group exercise today, constructing aluminum foil towers as part of a teamwork ...

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Sharon Ward

Employee Spotlight - Sharon Ward

EXCEL has grown over the last few years. I am proud to call EXCEL my employer.

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Richard Beemer

Employee Spotlight - Richard Beemer

We are a huge company that still has that "down-home" personal feel.

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Camp Mabry Micro Grid

Military facility to receive solar energy upgrade

The Texas Military at Camp Mabry will receive a microgrid energy upgrade to their facility.

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Raymond Singleton

Employee Spotlight - Raymond Singleton

EXCEL has given me opportunities to learn, grow, and apply my military standards to help me improve throughout the years.

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Byron "Boo' Ragan

Employee Spotlight - Byron "Boo" Ragan

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Corey Audibert

Employee Spotlight - Corey Audibert

I followed in my Dad's footsteps. He has worked in Construction his entire life.

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Corey Dinkel

Welcome Corey Dinkel

EXCEL would like to welcome Corey Dinkel as Executive Vice President over construction. Corey brings 18 years of industry expertise to the team.

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Lisa Williams

Employee Spotlight - Lisa Williams

My co-workers are an amazing group, and I continually meet new employees and hold them all in high regard.

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Bill Pfisterer

Employee Spotlight - Bill Pfisterer

We have a group that knows what needs to be done; no matter the obstacle, they get it done!

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Jennifer Beal

Employee Spotlight - Jennifer Beal

Experience is golden! Working with good knowledgeable people motivates you to excel.

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Ronnie Parnell

Employee Spotlight - Ronnie Parnell

I hope that the work stays steady through the years as the industry continues to evolve.

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James Watts

Employee Spotlight - James Watts

Always associate yourself with positive people. Pick a career you enjoy and be the best at what you do.

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Women In Construction Maddie Ingram

Celebrating Women in Construction with Maddie Ingram

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Women In Construction Calli Granger

Celebrating Women in Construction with Calli Graner

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EXCEL team

EXCEL Team Recognized for Outstanding Job Performance

The MDI HCI Transfer Line project team with BASF recognizes 14 EXCEL Team members for their contributions to the project.

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Hydrogen Plant

Largest Hydrogen Plant of its Kind in the U.S. Begins Production

EXCEL marks the construction completion of a new hydrogen plant in Sweeny, Texas, the largest in the U.S.

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Workforce Development Excellence Award

Prestigious Craft Workforce Development Excellence Awarded to EXCEL Group

EXCEL Group receives Excellence Award in General Construction and Maintenance at the GBRIA Craft Workforce Development Awards Banquet.

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EXCEL ABC STEP Diamond Award 2021

EXCEL Receives ABC STEP Diamond Award for Safety

EXCEL is proud to receive the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) STEP Diamond recognizing our achievements and maintaining our world-class qual...

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Hope Lodge Van sponsored by EXCEL

Sponsoring the Guest Vehicle at Hope Lodge Houston

EXCEL is a proud sponsor of the Guest vehicle at Hope Lodge Houston.

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Pecos Valley Ducks Unlimited Banquet

Proud Supporter, Wetland and Wildlife Habitat of New Mexico

EXCEL is a proud supporter of the wetland and wildlife habitat in New Mexico.

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EXCEL SC Recruiting

Delivering a Skilled Workforce

EXCEL is receiving recognition for Heat Stress Management Program.  

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Top 100 Private Companies

EXCEL Earns #9 Spot, Top 100 Private Companies in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

EXCEL is thrilled to make the Top 100 Baton Rouge Private Companies list with Greater Baton Rouge Business Report.

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Heat Stress Management Program Attendees

Paving the Way, Heat Stress Management

EXCEL is receiving recognition for Heat Stress Management Program.  

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Leadership XL

A Great Way to EXCEL

EXCEL understands the value of investing in workforce training and development.

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Hydrogen Plant

Delivering EXCELlence in New Mexico

EXCEL marks the construction completion of a new hydrogen plant in Sweeny, Texas, the largest in the U.S.

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Hydrogen Plant

COVID-19 Employee Hotline

EXCEL is closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and following all local and national recommended safety guidelines

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NextOp Workshop

NextOp Employee Readiness Workshop

EXCEL participated in the NextOp employment readiness workshop for veterans at Pelican Chapter Associated Builders and Contractors

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First Aid Training

First Aid Training

Employees at our corporate headquarters went through First Aid, CPR, and AED training at the beginning of April.

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The Louisiana Governor's Prayer Breakfast

The Louisiana Governor's Prayer Breakfast

EXCEL is a proud supporter of The Louisiana Governor's Prayer Breakfast.

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Distracted Driving Awareness Month 2019

Distracted Driving Awareness Month 2019

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month put on by the National Safety Council.

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Boo Ragan Chairman of ABC Board

Director of Recruiting Installed as ABC New Orleans/Bayou Board Chairman

EXCEL's Director of Recruiting, Byron "Boo" Ragan, was installed as the 2019 Chairman of the Board for the ABC New Orleans/Bayou Chapter.

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leadership XL graduating class

EXCEL Celebrates its First Graduating Leadership Class

EXCEL recently awarded certificates to 13 individuals who completed the first level of leadership training

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EXCEL Crew at Sasol in Lake Charles with Toy Drive donations

EXCEL Spreads Christmas Cheer

In this season of giving, EXCEL employees across the country participated in multiple "give back" moments and spent time celebrating the season.

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Lake Charles Thanksgiving Donation

EXCEL Sasol Team Holds Food Drive

Our EXCEL Team at Sasol held a Thanksgiving food drive and delivered the collection to St. John Elementary School in Lake Charles.

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Puerto Rico Family

EXCEL Rebuilding Homes in Puerto Rico

EXCEL's Disaster Recovery Team is hard at work helping to rebuild homes in Puerto Rico after the destructive storms of 2017.

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Gardere Community Christian School Students with EXCEL Thanksgiving Donation

Gardere Community Christian School Thanksgiving Donation

EXCEL prepared and delivered more than 100 lunches to the Gardere Community Christian School for the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Maurepas High School

EXCEL supports industry job growth at Maurepas High School

EXCEL prides itself in supporting the growth of industry jobs through its high school workforce development partnerships.

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lake charles little league banquet

EXCEL sponsors Lake Charles Softball Little League Banquet

EXCEL was a sponsor of the Lake Charles Softball Little League dinner and auction fundraiser

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EXCEL sponsors 2018 Baton Rouge Best Dressed Ball

EXCEL sponsors 2018 Baton Rouge Best Dressed Ball

EXCEL was the presenting sponsor for the 2018 Baton Rouge Best Dressed Ball benefiting the American Cancer Society.

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ABC Pelican Graduation

EXCEL’s sponsored ABC graduates celebrate graduation ceremony

Congratulations to our 34 outstanding graduates recognized at the Pelican Chapter, Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC) Training Center gra...

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ABC Bayou Awards Gala

EXCEL recognized at ABC New Orleans/Bayou Chapter awards gala

EXCEL was recognized with a Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP) Award

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North BR Training Initiative

EXCEL participates in interviews for the North Baton Rouge Training Initiative

EXCEL is a proud supporter of the North Baton Rouge Industrial Training Initiative

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TJ Dickey Entergy NOPS Meeting

New Orleans Power Station Project

New Orleans Power Station project in New Orleans East and the impact it could have locally

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