About Us

An 81 year old tradition that spans three generations is quite a heritage. Jeb Breithaupt is the third generation to remodel and build homes in the Shreveport / Bossier City area. His grandfather arrived here in 1927 with a bag of masonry tools to begin the business. His father Joe began building and remodeling in 1953. Jeb grew up in the building industry taking over the business in 1983. Jeb has a Bachelor of Architecture degree and an M.B.A. from LSU in Baton Rouge. GEAUX TIGERS!

ABOUT JEB BREITHAUPT

Mr. Breithaupt (pronounced Bright-Up), and the firm bearing his name, are end points of a non-traditional career path. During his high school years, where his focus was on art, he worked in his father’s contracting firm drafting plans and being a laborer on construction sites. Jeb has been designing house plans since 1971.

Jeb earned a degree in Architecture and a Master of Business Administration degree at Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge in 1980 and 1981. While all of this was in progress, Jeb began to create copper plate etchings to produce prints, reflecting his love of Louisiana and its culture.

After marriage to Robin Gordon, Jeb and Robin moved to Dallas, Texas to pursue printmaking as his career. With six agents and sales in 45 states, Canada and overseas; he also had art shows, two of which were in New York City. By 1984, almost 9,000 of his etchings were in collections throughout the U.S. Today, he estimates that over 10,000 of his etchings, originals and reproductions, are in private collections.

The death of Jeb’s father, Joe, in 1983 led Jeb to return to Shreveport to carry on a family business that started in 1953. Jeb continued his love for art through design of unique custom homes. He now enjoys sharing his enthusiasm of his work in community college classrooms, offering classes on designing and building dream homes.

Jeb has judged residential projects nationally with Custom Home Magazine and the National Association of Home Builders. His construction firm was one of 15 firms in the country to receive a “Pacesetter Award” from Custom Home for outstanding customer service.

Responses

  1. Sounds like a great life and a great career. I hope Louisianais providing enough work in remodeling and home construction in these difficult economoc days.

  2. Your post on the Oakland Plantation, Bermuda was very well done, insightful and most interesting. It made me curious about you and I checked the “About Us ” page. My wife Barbara and I live about a mile from Oakland and for years gave tours there. We have now opened “Tour Natchitoches with Barbara” and she frequently takes groups there. We both grew up in Shreveport. I attended Fair Park and she Byrd. We were missionaries to Argentina for many years, came home and taught at Louisiana College, worked for La Baptists (20 years) and retired in Bermuda. Hope to meet you some day. If you ever get back to Oakland, give us a call. (318) 352- 5469. If you go to our website, there is a link to our blog in the left-hand navigation bar. I have signed up to follow your blog. Glad I discovered you.


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