About Us


Building On Family Tradition

After serving as an electronic technician in the military, Carl Orgeron established A-1 the day after his first son, Ryan, was born in 1973. Although it was originally established as a residential electrical company, it quickly expanded and changed into the commercial contractor that it is today. Ryan grew up in the industry, working at A-1 in the summers and majored in Electrical Engineering at Louisiana State University. After earning his engineering license and completing a four-year internship at Keystone Engineering, Ryan joined the A-1 company with his father and established Drake Engineering, a partner-company, enabling the teams to work together on design-build projects.

Carl retired in 2009, leaving Ryan to carry on his legacy—and carry it he did. Within five years, the company reached $15 million in revenue, and it has only continued to prosper as a premier contractor in the New Orleans area. With a license to operate in Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Florida and Alabama, we see nothing but growth on the horizon.

Company Stats

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LWCC "Safest 70"
Award Winner


Safety isn’t just something we talk about; it’s something that’s ingrained in every single thing that we do. In fact, we currently hold a workers’ compensation EMR rate of .80. We’ve been able to achieve this accomplishment through our expansive internal and external efforts.

A third-party safety consultant, Smart Safety, visits our job sites unannounced in order to keep us accountable at all times. They also act as a resource so that our team members can anonymously report any sort of safety concern to be addressed directly with our management team. Our goal is to create a safe space for our crew, clients and community at all times.

Internally, we’ve also established our own safety program, which is getting bigger and better every day. With in-house safety reps, monthly training sessions, certifications for every piece of equipment our team members use and more, we make sure that no aspect of our operation is overlooked.

Professional Affiliations


“A-1 Electrical provides us with excellent work at competitive prices, and through strategic relationships, they are able to partner with us on design-build projects to propose and finalize electrical designs. We enjoy working with them and would recommend them to others!”

Andrew Voelkel, Voelkel McWilliams

"We have worked with A-1 for over 10 years on various projects. They produce great work through their team approach with the owner and contractor of each job to solve issues expeditiously while remaining conscious of project budgets. The A-1 team is diligent in their planning and execution of their work, and I would not hesitate to recommend them as an asset to any project."

Max Ferran, DonahueFavret Contractors

"For nearly 10 years, we have thought of A-1 as a true partner to our operations. From preconstruction to the final phases of each project, their team is responsive and helpful in identifying options and efficiencies. Their workers work together to keep our projects moving, and they always adapt to quickly-changing environments."

Sarah Busch, Landis Construction Company, LLC

"A-1 has provided consistently excellent work, cooperation and responsiveness to our organization for over 20 years. Their quality of work sets them apart as their in-house engineering and their experience with complex projects provides them a unique advantage. I always recommend A-1 without hesitation!"

Terrence M. Donahue, Spartan Building Corporation

"A-1 has been a valued trade partner of ours for over 10 years, working with us on many successful projects in a variety of market sectors. It's obvious that they place value on relationships over dollars and cents. A-1 is a first-in-class electrical contractor that provides a combination of cost competitiveness and superior service, all while maintaining an emphasis on safety."

Marc Bourgeois, Regal Construction, LLC

"Our firms have enjoyed a working relationship of nearly 25 years, and A-1 remains at the very top of our list of electrical design & build subcontractors. They have proven to be a valued partner, continually delivering on their promises with honesty and integrity, which has led me to recommend them to general contractors and owners looking for quality electrical work."

Paysse McWilliams, Voelkel McWilliams Construction, LLC