Dedicated and committed to providing quality construction to the New Orleans Metropolitan Area, satisfying owner requirements, budget and time frame. Construction Masters Inc. (CMI), is a respected commercial contractor in the New Orleans area was founded in 1989 by Glen Newell. Progressively, Construction Masters acquired the capabilities to construct projects ranging from $500,000 to over $25 million.

The Construction Masters team specializes in new construction, as well as renovations, and restorations such as design build and project management from start to completion. Stand-alone projects such as strip malls, fast food buildings, bargain stores and apartment buildings, as well as private jobs of any size are welcome.

CMI provides bonding, supervision, insurance, State and local licensing. Our organization is highly motivated and proficient in varied arenas such as negotiated, public or private projects. Our experience has a proven creative and innovative approach paired with a proactive attitude and sense of urgency which are key to being extremely responsive tour customers; while producing high quality work on time and within budget, insuring the successful completion of the client’s project.


Rene’ J. Becnel, our CEO, is a licensed architect and brings over 35years of architecture and construction management experience to the firm. Our office staff consists of as many as five Construction Managers with BA’s in Construction Management from LSU. Our field operations include as many as six superintendents to ensure that each project is well supervised. This team-spirited organization prides itself on producing high-caliber work within the budget constraints and time limitations of all jobs.



Serving New Orleans since 1989

CMI has completed various projects in a wide range of disciplines including school renovations, hospitals, fire department buildings, federal office facilities, correctional / processing facilities, and many, many more. Our client list includes the City of New Orleans (Capital projects department), Orleans Parish School Board, Jefferson Parish School Board, The Recovery School District, The Archdiocese of New Orleans, LSU University System, The State of Louisiana FP&C, Orleans Parish Criminal Sheriff, & many, many more.


Glen Newell


Rene Becnel


Russell Stafford

Sr. Project Manager

Charlie Harris

General Superintendent

Alex Stuart

Project Manager / Quality Control / Safety Officer