On April 28, 2022, Art Favre, Chairman of the Board of Performance Contractors, was honored as one of seven recipients of the 2022 Louisiana Legends Award. Hosted by Friends of Louisiana Public Broadcasting, the Louisiana Legends Awards Gala highlights outstanding Louisianans who have distinguished themselves in a variety of disciplines including writing, art, entertainment, politics, public service and athletics.
Known for both his professional and philanthropic efforts, Favre was recognized for the extraordinary impact that his humanitarian efforts have had on health care, medical research and education for the citizens of Louisiana. Favre's professional success has given him and his company the means to make an impact on his community. A transplant from Mississippi, Favre first fell in love with construction as a child, learning the tricks of the trade from his father and friends from their neighborhood in Gulfport. After applying, getting accepted and graduating with honors from LSU, Favre began his professional career as an estimator for a company who built refineries and chemical plants. After getting some experience under his belt, Favre started Performance Contractors in 1979 — which has grown to employ thousands across the country, handling projects on a national scale.
Always known for his servant's heart, Favre credits his successes to the people of Louisiana who have been at the center of his business. For a man like Art Favre, it's only natural to give back in whatever ways he can to the state that has given him so much.
"There are a lot of things to keep in mind when living in Louisiana. In my mind, at the top of the list are the people."- Art Favre