Monday, June 11, 2018

Land Shaper, Inc. expands in Bernard Bayou Industrial District

Gulfport, Mississippi (June 11, 2018) — The Harrison County Development Commission announces the expansion of Land Shaper, Inc. in the Bernard Bayou Industrial District. “Robert Parker, President of Land Shaper, Inc. has purchased 13 acres in the park to accommodate his growing business,” said Bill Lavers, Executive Director of the Commission. “Having started his company in 1977, Mr. Parker is no stranger to the paving industry on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Like many small businesses he started out with limited resources, personnel, and equipment. With the support of the Coast banking community and other contractors, Land Shaper, Inc. has maintained its niche in the Harrison County construction industry,” said Lavers.

A native of Morton, Mississippi, Parker moved to the Coast with plans to stay for two weeks. Forty years later he finds himself the owner of a diversified construction company employing 35 people. After performing small patching jobs, he purchased his first asphalt plant in 1999. In addition to paving, Land Shaper, Inc. has performed site work, water pipe installation, and storm drainage construction for the private sector and governmental bodies including municipalities, counties and military installations.

A current tenant in the park, Parker explains that he is preparing a succession plan for the next 40 years of the company. He has selected a site on Reichold Road that will provide access to the Industrial Seaway for receiving aggregate to produce asphalt. The company will make $3,000,000 in capital improvements to the site.

“Land Shaper, Inc. will make significant improvements to the property performing dirt work, installing an access road and constructing a bulkhead,” said Lavers. “Mr. Parker plans to increase his employment to 50 people. We are grateful for having had the opportunity to work with him and to engineer a solution for the long term needs of the company,” explains Lavers.

Harrison County Development Commission
12281 Intraplex Parkway
Gulfport, MS 39503
228.896.5020

Frank Castiglia, Jr.

Frank Castiglia, Jr.

President
Appointed by City of Long Beach
Jimmy Levens

Jimmy Levens

Vice President
JLB Construction, LLC
Appointed by Harrison County, District 3
Jennifer Burke

Jennifer Burke

Treasurer
Appointed by City of Pass Christian
Frank Bordeaux

Frank W. Bordeaux

Secretary
BXS Insurance
Appointed by Harrison County, District 2
Sharon Bentz Mustered

Sharon Bentz Mustered

Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc.
Appointed by State of Mississippi, Governor
Warren Conway

Warren Conway

Conway Attorney at Law
Appointed by Harrison County, District 4
Rip Daniels

Rip Daniels

Appointed by Harrison County, District 1
Brian Gollott

Brian Gollott

Gollott & Sons Seafood, Inc.
Appointed by City of D’Iberville
M Leonard

Michael Leonard

City of Biloxi
Appointed by City of Biloxi
Mark Schloegel

Mark Schloegel

Appointed by State of Mississippi, Governor
John "Shorty" Sneed

John “Shorty” Sneed

Appointed by City of Gulfport
Windy Swetman

Windy Swetman

Commissioner
Swetman Security Service
Appointed by Harrison County, District 5
Bill Lavers

Bill Lavers

Executive Director
Gia Blackwell

Gia Blackwell

Project Manager
Marcia A. Crawford

Marcia A. Crawford

Director, Marketing & Relocation
Lori Frazier

Lori Frazier

Director of Finance
Brandi Hough

Brandi Hough

Director, Business Development
M McGraw

Michelle McGraw

Relationship Manager
Clyde S

Clyde Schepens

Operations Manager
Derek D

Derek Duckworth

Utility Technician
Steve Hall

Steve Hall

Utility Technician
Sage Rowell

Sage Rowell

Utility Technician
Don Clark

Don Clark

Consultant
Ron Jenkins

Ron Jenkins

Engineering Consultant
Barbara Rominger

Barbara Rominger

Accountant