A Diverse Onshore and Offshore Construction Services Provider

Gulf Island is a leading fabricator of complex steel structures, modules and marine vessels, and a provider of project management, hookup, commissioning, repair, maintenance and civil construction services.  Our customers include U.S. and international energy producers; refining, petrochemical, LNG, industrial, power and marine operators; EPC companies; and certain agencies of the U.S. government.  We operate and manage our business through two operating divisions: Fabrication & Services and Shipyard, with our corporate headquarters located in Houston, Texas, and operating facilities located in Houma, Jennings and Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Our Core Values

Our mission is to excel in providing solutions for our customers by achieving success for our customers, safety for our employees, and value for our shareholders through a constant emphasis on:


We continually invest in employee training and technology to maintain the highest standards in the industry. We approach safety as our most important core value.


We proudly operate in a fair and ethical manner because we strongly believe that the success of an organization is built on the trust of our employees, customers and shareholders.


We have built our reputation by delivering quality products and services to our customers for over 30 years.

Revolutionizing the Offshore Oil and Gas Industry

After our formation in 1985 and in the subsequent decades, the offshore oil and gas industry made significant investments in the continental shelf and deepwaters of the Gulf of Mexico. Gulf Island was instrumental in building many of the offshore structures which remain in production today. New techniques were required to meet the requirements of our customers as production continued to extend into deeper offshore waters. Gulf Island was there to provide many "Firsts" and worked with our customers to develop unique solutions to offshore oil and gas production challenges.

Innovating Since Conception

Our history dates back to 1947 when our founder, Alden J. "Doc" Laborde, worked on the first offshore oil and gas well in the Gulf of Mexico. In 1953, Laborde revolutionized the oil and gas industry by designing the world's first offshore mobile drilling rig. Laborde later took advantage of the downturn in the oil and gas industry in 1985 and purchased a fabrication facility in Louisiana and co-founded Gulf Island to build offshore oil-drilling platforms. After years of sustained growth, Gulf Island went public in 1997 (NASDAQ: GIFI) and we quickly established ourselves as a leader in the fabrication of offshore and onshore structures for the oil and gas and alternative energy industries. We further expanded our capabilities to include the construction of marine vessels and became a provider of project management, hookup, commissioning, repair, maintenance and civil construction services.

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Backed by an Experienced Leadership Team

Our leadership team brings a high degree of expertise and abilities to the table.

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