Grand Isle Shipyard, Inc. was founded in 1948 by Clyde & Ouida Pregeant, initially as a response to the need for repair services of commercial fishing vessel. The business was first located in Grand Isle, LA. Through increased organization and safer work practices, the company was able to focus on growth and quickly added fabrication facilities, as well as other service lines and locations, over the next decade. At present, Mark Pregeant serves GIS as CEO, Bryan Pregeant & Brad Pregeant are operations Vice Presidents. As with lineage before, the next generation of Pregeantís has begun involvement in GIS, working their way up just as their fathers and grandfathers have done before them. In addition to family, GIS has built a core management team of individuals who also have the first-hand oilfield experience it takes to motivate and lead others. The company continues to refine and grow through strategic practices and always Putting People First.
Through the years, GIS has continued to grow based on the founder's business philosophy. GIS has expanded into a vigorous service oriented company providing a full range of construction services, which include:
In 2011, GIS was acquired by NANA Development Corporation (NDC). NANA is one of twelve land-based Alaska Native Corporations. NDC is the business arm of NANA Regional Corporation. Today, NANA Development Corporation is a leader in engineering and construction; resource development; facilities management and logistics; real estate and hotel development; and information technology and telecommunications. Headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska, NANA Development Corporation employs 11,200 individuals throughout the United States and around the globe. This strategic arrangement has given GIS access to a global network of business partners across NANAís portfolio of companies. Additionally, GIS is now a certified minority owned business yielding benefits across our supply chain.