Milestone demonstrates a legacy of perseverance and a vision of growth
HOUSTON, August 15, 2022 — Audubon Engineering Company LLC (Audubon) is commemorating 25 years since its founding in August 1997. From humble beginnings as a three-person team in New Orleans to an award-winning global EPC services provider with nine affiliate companies, Audubon has much to celebrate.
Audubon’s founders—Ryan Hanemann, Denis Taylor, and Bob Rosamond—are lifelong friends. The trio graduated from Louisiana State University’s College of Engineering in the mid-1980s and later worked together at an engineering company in New Orleans. Seeing the company turn away new work because of limited capacity sparked an entrepreneurial drive in the friends.
In August 1997, Audubon was born with the vision of becoming the largest engineering company in New Orleans.
“Our original motto was, ‘failure is not an option.’ That tenacity and commitment to service quality are now a part of our cultural DNA,” said Ryan. “These values are the cornerstone of Audubon and will continue setting us up for shared success for years to come.”
Over 25 years, the company grew its track record, service offerings, client list, and talent pool. Today, Audubon encompasses nine affiliate companies providing engineering, consulting, construction, fabrication, cybersecurity, and technical field services to the energy, power, infrastructure, and industrial markets.
Audubon employs over 1,100 people at 14 offices across North and South America—and Ryan, Denis, and Bob still serve on Audubon’s board of directors.
“It’s wonderful to work side by side with Ryan and Bob after being on this 25-year adventure together. Our shared history of achievement and overcoming challenges is part of what makes our leadership team unique,” said Denis.
The company has amassed many accolades for its workplace culture. Audubon was recently recognized by the Gas Processing Suppliers Association (GPSA) for its commitment to building a strong culture of safety. The company has been lauded as a top place to work by The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate, The Oklahoman, and The Houston Chronicle. Audubon is also an LSU One Hundred business and one of ENR’s top design firms.
“On behalf of our leadership team, I want to extend our thanks and appreciation to our employees, customers, and shareholders around the world,” said Bob. “Your continued confidence and trust have been essential to our long-term success, and I look forward to reaching new heights together as we embark on our next quarter century.”
The commitment to excellence that has driven Audubon for the last 25 years will continue to drive us as we become a dominant factor in the energy transition.
In the words of Henry Ford, “Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success.”