Our History

Celebrating Excellence since 1957

LSE Crane and Transportation (LSE), formerly known as Lafayette Steel Erector, was founded by the late J.B. Prudhomme, Sr. in 1957. The business grew very fast and many notable projects were completed during the decades that followed; just a few of the high-profile projects are listed below.

  • NASA Stennis Space Center – Mississippi
  • General Motors Light Truck Assembly Plant – North Louisiana
  • Nissan Automotive Assembly Plant – Mississippi
  • Alex Box Baseball Stadium at LSU – Baton Rouge, LA
  • Acadiana Center for the Arts – Lafayette, LA
  • Terrebonne Medical Center – South Louisiana
  • Iberville Office Building – Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Acadiana Immersion Technology Center – Lafayette, Louisiana

In 1997, after the unexpected passing of J.B. Prudhomme, Sr., J.B. Prudhomme Jr. assumed the role of President/C.E.O. and Ronnie Prudhomme the Senior Executive Vice President. The steel erection industry was in decline and our new President decided to expand the business to include a crane rental and rigging division. This business venture proved so successful that in 2008 a transportation and logistics division was launched to compliment the crane division. The success of both new divisions and the continued decline of the steel erection industry, forced J.B. to make the hard decision to close down the steel erector division in 2012. It can be said that from day one and still true to this day, the number one focus is our pursuit of excellence in customer satisfaction.

As a second generation company, we have always striven to earn the respect of our customers by providing service and equipment that exceed industry standards. Our stellar reputation in the market is directly attributable to our philosophy which is anchored around safety, quality, and superior customer service. It is precisely this very high level of achievement in Safety, Quality, and Customer Service that has afforded LSE the opportunity to partner with Fortune 500 companies recognized worldwide as having the most rigorous and demanding safety programs. LSE is proud to be an established provider to these industry giants.

Safety is an integral part of the LSE culture. Learn more about LSE's safety standards
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