Our Work

Building Family Ties at Gallo Mechanical

Gallo Mechanical is all about family. A 75-year-old locally grown family operation, Gallo is built on its commitment to family, service, and performance. Over its nearly eight decades, Gallo’s focus has remained singular: reinvesting in the community and its people, financially and through programs. According to JP Hymel, Gallo’s President, “While we have grown significantly over the years, our focus has remained the same—our clients, our people, and the community we serve.”

Today, they’re one of the largest mechanical contractors in the Gulf region. They’re unique among their competitors, in large part because of their dedication to community-based partnerships, like creating career pathways for opportunity youth and investing in long-term employee engagement. 

That’s why partnering with Gallo seemed like an obvious choice for us at EdNavigator—and we’re excited that the Gallo team felt the same way. Maria Pote, Gallo’s Director of Special Projects, explains why Gallo decided to partner with EdNavigator to provide educational support and guidance for their employees across their geographic footprint: “We know that finding the educational resources and navigating educational and learning challenges with kids is often daunting and overwhelming. By partnering with EdNavigator, we are providing additional support that matters to our people—because they matter to us.” 

Starting with the Lafayette and Baton Rouge teams, our Navigators have already starting meeting with Gallo employees to better understand who they are and what kind of educational support they’re looking for. We’re looking forward to working alongside a company that has made so many decades of investment in their people, their communities, and the entire region.