Section Top 50

Top 50: Slippery Slope

Fluctuations in the oil patch underscore interdependency within Acadiana’s broader energy industry.

Just One Word: Diversification

Oil and gas’ dominance of the Top 50 is dwindling, and that should send a clear message to everyone about the critical importance of a diverse economy.

Top 50: To the Rescue

White Knight Production fills a niche: finding oil and gas at well sites after Big Oil has moved on.

Resilience and Recovery

Despite an extremely challenging year brought on by a severe downturn in the oil and gas industry, Acadian Cos. assumes the No. 1 spot on this year’s list.


As ABiz does each year, we will again celebrate these companies’ successes and struggles, their contributions to the community and the impact they have on the region in our Top 50 Private Companies issue July 15.

Holding Their Own

From the looks of this year’s Top 50 list, these companies were more than prepared for the oil industry downturn, but can they hold on for another year?

Top 50: Weather the storm

When a hurricane hits, Brent Mouton doesn't run. The convenience store chain owner is proof that the challenges of mother nature can almost break a business, but Mouton learned to grow out of...

Top 50: Delivering cold beer for nearly 80 years

When the Prohibition era came to an end in 1933, Joseph R. Streva saw an opportunity to make a little extra money to supplement his day job. Photo by Robin May Philip Streva, Carl Streva (holding...

Top 50: Easing Tensions

As the second largest metal heat treating company in the country, Analytic Stress Relieving Inc. has grown by leaps and bounds since its inception in 1979. Photo by Robin May Brice Lejeune, Donald...

Top 50: Moving (Heaven) and Earth

Even when Floyd Degueyter is on "vacation" he's hard at work. Photo by Travis Gauthier Floyd Degueyter No. 32 Even when Floyd Degueyter is on "vacation" he's hard at work. When...

Top 50: It won't be undersold

Hampton Toyota has been serving Acadiana as the premier Toyota dealership for more than 10 years. And now, the glossy Johnston Street dealership is looking forward to a makeover. Photo by Robin...

Top 50: Seeing Clearly Now

It would be an understatement to say Schumacher Group had a challenging year in 2013. Photo by Robin May Rich D'Amaro and Dr. Kip Schumacher No. 1 It would be an understatement to say Schumacher...

The Place to Be

Acadiana's Top 50 Private Companies If you can't make it here, you can't make it anywhere. That might be a bit of an exaggeration (but not by much). Just about every key economic indicator points to...

Acadiana's Top 50 Privately Held Companies

For the second and final year, Frank's - set to go public - leads our list. Click the image below to see a high-resolution PDF of Acadiana's Top 50 Privately Held Companies. (See below for more...

Top 50: Sky's the Limit

With the outlook for the local economy as bright as it's ever been, the Top 50 rides a wave of optimism. With the outlook for the local economy as bright as it's ever been, the Top 50 rides a wave of...

Top 50 Profiles

Frank's Keith Mosing and Robert Gilbert More than 80 percent of the companies making ABiz's fourth annual Top 50 list boosted their revenues from 2010 to 2011. **F****RANK'S CASING CREW **No....

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