Hayward Baker Inc. is opening a new office in New Orleans. The new location will support customers along the Gulf Coast. As an extension of the Houston office, the New Orleans office is spearheaded by recent hire Christopher Rogers, P.E., project manager, with oversight from Tyson Deklavs, area manager.

“The Gulf Coast is an exciting market for Hayward Baker,” Deklavs says. “The soils are well suited for our ground engineering techniques. By combining our experience and existing client base with Chris’ local presence and expertise, we are now situated to capitalize on the strong growth potential in this market. We are excited to welcome Chris to the Hayward Baker team.”

Rogers is a graduate of Mississippi State University with a bachelor’s degree in civil and environmental engineering. He is a registered engineer in Mississippi and Louisiana. Rogers has more than 10 years of diverse experience in quality control, design-build and project management. Prior to joining Hayward Baker, Rogers worked for a general contractor in Louisiana as the senior quality control manager, as well as a field project manager. He also has spent part of his career as a geotechnical consultant.

According to Deklavs, the opening of the New Orleans office represents a commitment to closer collaboration with public, commercial and industrial Gulf Coast clients. The market includes a diverse group of general contractors, geotechnical consultants, developers and industrial owners.
The company performs a wide range of foundation design-build services in the region, including numerous deep soil mixing and jet grouting projects for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and industrial clients.

Hayward Baker has worked in ground modification and site improvement for 60 years, and offers a range of foundation support and rehabilitation services. For more information, visit www.haywardbaker.com.