About HBE

With over five decades of expertise, dedication, and trust, we stand as a cornerstone of reliability and excellence in the industry.

FAMILY VALUES ARE AT THE HEART OF HBE

Founded in 1970, HBE is not just a business – it’s a legacy built on timeless family values. From generation to generation, we’ve worked to infuse every project with a sense of familial pride based on principles of integrity, dedication, and respect.

For the past 46 years, our commitment to the development and maintenance of these standards has gained us the unequivocal trust of local contractors and developers.

DEEP LOCAL ROOTS

With licenses held in both North and South Carolina, we boast local roots while serving a broader geographical expanse. Established in Charlotte, NC, we’ve expanded our reach to meet the diverse needs of clients across the region, blending our intimate knowledge of local regulations and conditions with the capacity to tackle projects on a larger scale. Whether wiring a small business or electrifying expansive industrial complexes, our commitment to quality craftsmanship and personalized service ensures that every client receives the same exceptional level of care and expertise.

PROUD MINORITY-OWNED STATUS

At HBE, we pride ourselves on our status as a woman-owned minority business. Led by Jerri Latour, HBE’s owner, our commitment to inclusivity and empowerment extends toward fostering a workplace culture that celebrates diversity and drives innovation. We believe diversity isn’t just a goal – it’s a competitive advantage.

HBE is certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) through the Greater Women’s Business Council (GWBC) and is also certified as a Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) with the State of North Carolina through the Statewide Uniform Certification (SWUC) program.

Team

Jerri LaTour

CEO, President, and Owner

Jerri LaTour

CEO, President, and Owner

With over 40 years of experience involving financial and administrative policies, Jerri sets the tone for both HBE’s present day-to-day operations and its bright future. Her guidance and dedication unify HBE as both a business and a family.

Jerri LaTour

CEO, President, and Owner

With over 40 years of experience involving financial and administrative policies, Jerri sets the tone for both HBE’s present day-to-day operations and its bright future. Her guidance and dedication unify HBE as both a business and a family.

Kenneth Reid

Executive Vice President of Project Management

Kenneth Reid

Executive Vice President of Project Management

Unlimited License. Kenny joined Howard Brothers in 1991. He worked as an apprentice and foreman until 1998 when he was promoted to project manager and estimator, and now EVP.

Kenneth Reid

Executive Vice President of Project Management

Unlimited License. Kenny joined Howard Brothers in 1991. He worked as an apprentice and foreman until 1998 when he was promoted to project manager and estimator, and now EVP.

Taylor Wade

Executive Vice President of Operations

Taylor Wade

Executive Vice President of Operations

Taylor joined Howard Brothers in 2010 as a helper and worked his way up to a foreman, and then to General Superintendent/Safety Director and now EVP of Operations.

Taylor Wade

Executive Vice President of Operations

Taylor joined Howard Brothers in 2010 as a helper and worked his way up to a foreman, and then to General Superintendent/Safety Director and now EVP of Operations.

Elaine Johnson

Chief Financial Officer

Elaine Johnson

Chief Financial Officer

With over twenty years of construction experience, Elaine heads the finance department at HBE.

Elaine Johnson

Chief Financial Officer

With over twenty years of construction experience, Elaine heads the finance department at HBE.

Lloyd Rigdon

Senior Project Manager/Estimator and VP

Lloyd Rigdon

Senior Project Manager/Estimator and VP

Unlimited License. Joined Howard Brothers in 1983 as an apprentice, moved up to field superintendent from 1986-2001 before transferring to the office where he began his role as project manager and estimator.

Lloyd Rigdon

Senior Project Manager/Estimator and VP

Unlimited License. Joined Howard Brothers in 1983 as an apprentice, moved up to field superintendent from 1986-2001 before transferring to the office where he began his role as project manager and estimator.

Mike Brown

Senior Project Manager/Estimator

Mike Brown

Senior Project Manager/Estimator

Unlimited License. Mike joined Howard Brothers in 1996 as an apprentice, moved his way up to a journeyman, then job foreman. In 2006, he moved to the office and started working as a project manager and estimator.

Mike Brown

Senior Project Manager/Estimator

Unlimited License. Mike joined Howard Brothers in 1996 as an apprentice, moved his way up to a journeyman, then job foreman. In 2006, he moved to the office and started working as a project manager and estimator.

Jerry Xiong

Project Manager

Jerry Xiong

Project Manager

After spending three years in the field and graduating from the apprenticeship program, Jerry moved into the role of project manager in 2023 where he plays an integral role in HBE’s project management department.

Jerry Xiong

Project Manager

After spending three years in the field and graduating from the apprenticeship program, Jerry moved into the role of project manager in 2023 where he plays an integral role in HBE’s project management department.

Stacy Grosch

Project Manager

Stacy Grosch

Project Manager

Stacy spent three years working in field operations and graduated from the apprenticeship program.  In 2023, he moved into the role of Project Manager and plays a key role within that department.

Stacy Grosch

Project Manager

Stacy spent three years working in field operations and graduated from the apprenticeship program.  In 2023, he moved into the role of Project Manager and plays a key role within that department.

Mike Gibbs

Purchasing Agent

Mike Gibbs

Purchasing Agent

His responsibilities include sourcing equipment, goods and services, and managing vendors.

Mike Gibbs

Purchasing Agent

His responsibilities include sourcing equipment, goods and services, and managing vendors.

Savannah Wade

Manager, AR and HR

Savannah Wade

Manager, AR and HR

With experience in construction billing and human resource implementation, Savannah manages AR and HR for HBE.

Savannah Wade

Manager, AR and HR

With experience in construction billing and human resource implementation, Savannah manages AR and HR for HBE.

Scott Hildebrand

Service Department Manager

Scott Hildebrand

Service Department Manager

Scott has been with HBE for over 20 years and ensures efficient resolution of electrical maintenance and repair issues for customers.

Scott Hildebrand

Service Department Manager

Scott has been with HBE for over 20 years and ensures efficient resolution of electrical maintenance and repair issues for customers.

Julie Choate

Accounts Payable

Julie Choate

Accounts Payable

With more than ten years of experience at HBE, Julie heads HBE’s accounts payable department.

Julie Choate

Accounts Payable

With more than ten years of experience at HBE, Julie heads HBE’s accounts payable department.