Meet Kevin Gourgues, the 2021 PDCA President

New President Gourgues Prioritizes Member Input, Participation for 2021

Orange Park, FL (December 31, 2020): When asked his vision for PDCA in the New Year, deep foundations veteran Kevin Gourgues (pictured, right), who begins a one-year term as President of the Pile Driving Contractors Association (PDCA), definitively states that he will "give members a voice on what they want PDCA to accomplish." He adds "it's also important to increase PDCA membership, continue providing educational outreach and grow our library of technical resources."

With 25 years of diversified foundation construction experience under his belt, Mr. Gourgues currently serves as President of the Deep Foundations Group for Patriot Construction & Industrial, LLC (Patriot), a division he co-founded in 2018.

Prior to his 2018 election to the PDCA Board of Directors, Gourgues served both on the Board and as President of the Gulf Coast Chapter of PDCA. Summarizing his years of involvement in the specialty trade association, Kevin enthusiastically states, "PDCA has afforded me a voice in the pile driving industry but has also helped me develop new relationships and friendships with other contractors, vendors, and engineers all around North America."

A graduate of Louisiana State University, Gourgues holds a bachelor's degree in Industrial Technology focused on Construction Management. Today, he resides in the Baton Rouge suburb of Plaquemine with his "beautiful wife of 18 years, Kelly" and teenage sons Brady and Benjamin.
Outside his professional career, Kevin's passion is being outdoors with his sons. "Hunting, fishing, and watching my boys compete in cattle sorting (horseback riding) ...however I just watch the cattle sorting, I am too old for horseback competition!"

Mr. Gourgues formally receives the presidential gavel on January 14th at a virtual rendition of PDCA's annual Strategic Planning Meeting of the Board of Directors. Anticipating that event, he says "so many intelligent people serve in PDCA leadership and dedicate endless hours of their time for the betterment of our industry. I understand and respect their commitment and thank each of them. I am sincerely honored to have been chosen as President of PDCA and I hope to serve each member to the best of my ability."

(PHOTO): Joining Kevin Gourgues in PDCA leadership for 2021 are Vice President Brian Heck (pictured, middle), Past President Jason Moore (right), Treasurer Scott Webster and Secretary Kustaa Mansfield.

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