Meet The Group
- David Arrighi, CEO
In 1996, David established GROUP in the industrial building sector to grow its experience and reputation. After successfully doing so, he oversaw the expansion into drilled shafts, civil construction, commercial projects, deep foundations and more to establish it as one of the Gulf South’s premier contractors.
- Shane Kirkpatrick, President
After serving in the United States Army, Shane joined the GROUP team in 1998 as a laborer while still in college. Since then, he’s held the title of Project Superintendent, Project Manager and Operations Manager before officially being promoted to President. A dynamic leader who knows the inner workings of our organization, he oversees all facets of company operations, including estimating, purchasing, project management, safety, sales and marketing, workforce and business development, job costing and more. In addition to his responsibilities at GROUP, Shane is also a board member of the Associated Builders and Contractors’ Bayou Chapter.
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- Dane Falgout, Chief Financial Officer
Dane joined the GROUP Industries team as Chief Financial Officer in 2009, bringing with him over 20 years of experience in Public Accounting. Dane is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a Bachelor's of Science in Accounting and has been a Licensed Certified Public Accountant since 1994. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Louisiana Society of CPAs, and Construction Financial Management Association.
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- Dave Thompson, Vice President of Operations
After serving as our Deep Foundations Project Manager for several years, Dave now uses his institutional and industry knowledge as our Vice President of Operations. A mentor, manager and trainer, he is responsible for overseeing day-to-day construction operations, including field, safety, quality, client service and project financial aspects to ensure superior service and quality results.
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- Mike Braud, Vice President of EH&S
With over 30 years of proven industry experience, Mike is responsible for creating, implementing and advising the best in safety culture for our company in compliance with mandated health and safety codes. A strong believer in company and employee wellbeing, he works closely alongside each of our departments to determine the best way to invest in their needs to bring about overall success.
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- Todd Shiflett, Business Development
Todd’s several years in business development have taught him one important thing - “You can spend five years trying to earn a client’s business, and you can lose him in five minutes.” With an attitude of gratitude, he always goes above and beyond to not only establish but also maintain the industry relationships he develops.
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- Hunter Arrighi, Estimating/Project Management
Hunter joined GROUP Industries in 2014 after earning a degree in Construction Management from Louisiana State University in 2013. Growing up in the industry instilled an early admiration for precise and safe execution of construction projects through coordinated efforts and teamwork. Hunter approaches every day with GROUP Industries as a learning opportunity, working alongside superintendents to find innovative methods for executing and completing projects.
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