The Payne Company is a full service contractor providing its clients with mechanical construction and service of the highest quality, and with timely execution for a fair price. Safety is in the forefront of all of our projects.

The Payne Company has two divisions:

Payne Mechanical Contractors performs larger mechanical projects on a design/build, plan/spec or negotiated basis in the Ark-La-Tex region and Mississippi. Such projects include schools, hotels, office buildings, apartments and medical buildings. This group, led by Ken Payne, includes 5 project managers, estimating, drafting and support staffs.

Payne Mechanical Services provides technical services in the form of repair, maintenance and operations to customers all over the Ark-La-Tex region. Payne Mechanical Services maintains a highly skilled service department committed to protecting a client's mechanical system. Keith Payne leads this group. This division also provides start up and warranty work for the construction groups.

History of The Payne Company

In 1956 R. B. (Bob) Payne and son R. W. (Bill) Payne formed Payne Plumbing and Sanitation Company to install septic tanks and do rural plumbing. Utilizing the basic business principle of providing quality service at a reasonable price, and always remembering that customer satisfaction is our most important goal, the business rapidly grew. In 1960, Bill Payne became a licensed Master Plumber in the City of Shreveport and the plumbing department was expanded to include large residential and small commercial projects. In 1968 the National Association of Plumbing Contractors named Bill Payne the Contractor of the Year. 1970 brought the addition of heating and air conditioning to the services provided. James (Jim) Payne, (son of Bob and brother of Bill) joined the company upon graduation from LSU in 1971, and the commercial department was expanded to include mechanical work on schools, hotels, apartments, hospitals and multi-family buildings.

Bob Payne died in 1977 and leadership passed to Bill and Jim, who saw the company increase business at a steady pace and in 1984 the name was changed to The Payne Company to reflect the many services now provided. It was not simply a plumbing company any more, but a company doing plumbing, heating, air conditioning, water and sewer main installation, sheet metal and process piping.

The service business grew rapidly and in 1988, Payne Mechanical Services was created to handle this growing segment and today is a vital part of the corporate structure. This division is responsible for all service segments of our industry, providing startup, maintenance, equipment replacement, warranty, and regular service calls. A LINC commercial HVAC franchise was added in 1999, which provided the ability to offer complete guaranteed preventative maintenance programs for all HVAC equipment.

Realizing the opportunity to expand into the industrial markets, a new division was created in 2001 called Payne Industrial Contractors. This division specializes in industrial work in plants and manufacturing facilities.

In 1988, Bill Payne passed away, and Jim Payne became President. The company has enjoyed continued growth, and in 1991 a third generation Payne joined the company when Ken Payne, son of Jim, joined the organization after graduation from college. Today three of Jim's sons are active in the company — Ken and Kyle in the Mechanical Contracting division and Keith in the Mechanical Services division — carrying on the tradition of family involvement in every aspect from design to service. The philosophy of Bob Payne — customer satisfaction — remains utmost in all of our business decisions.

Reflecting on our past and with an eye to the future, The Payne Company is poised to accept the challenge of the next century.

The Payne Company Quality Statement

The Payne Company is dedicated to giving its customers the highest quality work by the most qualified, competent technicians and craftsmen in the construction industry.

Our mission in quality starts when we receive a call or a bid package from our customers and continues through the completion of any project with a series of follow-ups by our upper management. It is not the intent of The Payne Company to do just one project for any customer. It is our intent to build a relationship through quality estimates, quality work and quality completions that are on time and within budget.



Supplier References:
Storer-Trane Equipment
Attn: Bud Storer
504 West 67th Street
Shreveport, LA 71106
Morrison’s Supply Company
Attn: Ronnie Strickland
2511 Linwood Avenue
Shreveport, LA 71103
Phone: 318.425.5911

Coburn Supply
Attn: Steve Herkenrader
2005 Claiborne Ave
Shreveport, LA 71103
Red River Supply
Attn: Rick Tully
1251 Dalzell Street
Shreveport, LA 71103
Phone: 318.222.5753

Trade References:
River City Builders
Attn: Cecil Allen
1550 Bolinger
Shreveport, LA 71103
Phone: 318.221.0465
Landmark Companies
Attn: Scott Roberts
113 Park Circle Drive
Flowood, MS 39232
Phone: 601.932.1972

Shreve Land Construction
Attn: Daryl Brossette
666 Travis Street
Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone: 318.226.0056
Lincoln Builders
Attn: Ken Henry
P.O. Box 400
Ruston, LA 71273
Phone: 318.225.3822

Professional References:
John Guth and Associates
Attn: John Wilson PE
208 Milam Street
Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone: 318.221.8638
SGB - Architects
Attn: Bob Goza
509 Market Street
Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone: 318.226.1404

Harriss Jambor Associates
Attn: Jeff Harriss
3827 Southern Avenue
Shreveport, LA 71106
Phone: 318.865.4289
Richard LeBlanc Architects
Attn: Don Young
705 Texas Street
Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone: 318.425.4151

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