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Keith DuRousseau’s lifelong passion has been to design and build legacy structures.  After spending several years building his skills in the civil construction industry, he became increasingly interested in vertical construction and real estate development.  Keith bartered those skills in exchange for the opportunity to train and work for experienced general contractors in the local area.  Learning from seasoned general contractors would prove to be a key factor in his success as Keith learned that both years of experience in the industry and a solid past performance history are essential to success.

While working and building his portfolio, Keith decided to become a part-time real estate agent to learn the art of real estate deals.  After meeting several contacts and working on multiple real estate transactions, Keith knew he wanted to continue the pursuit of his dream to become a builder. Like most dreams, this one required sacrifices…not just for Keith, but also his... Read More

Vince P. Gremillion
RESTECH Information Services, Inc.
220 Phlox Avenue
Metairie, LA  70001
Office: (504) 733-5633
Fax: (504) 733-9811
E-mail: vince@restech.net

Early in his life, Vince Gremillion displayed a special knack for working with machines.  After graduating from high school in 1979, Vince attended technical school.  His first job in the 1980s was fixing point of sale machines, and from there he expanded and excelled in a wide variety of areas.  Whether he was fixing telephone cables, developing ground-breaking proprietary circuits used in neonatal monitors in hospitals, or solving issues with NASA computers at Michoud, Vince’s potential stood above the rest.

Vince had always dreamed of running his own business, and in 1992, he moved his home office into a small commercial space and launched RESTECH Information Services, Inc.  RESTECH is a leading provider of voice and data management services and has developed... Read More

Creative Jewelry by Bridgeja, LLC was established in 2008 by a young entrepreneur named Bridgeja Baker.  Unlike most successful start-ups, however, this entrepreneur was only ten years old!  Growing from annual revenues of $2,000 to over $14,500 last year, Bridgeja has attracted the attention of national chain stores and even the White House.

Before she even began high school, Bridgeja began designing jewelry for men, women, and children and quickly saw the opportunities for growth.  She has expanded to necklaces, earrings, bracelets, cufflinks, lapel and tie pins, bookmarks and eyeglass holders, which are available through her website.  Bridgeja also showcases and sells her jewelry at local festivals and art markets.  As her reputation grew, she was sought after by brides looking for a unique gift for the bridal party.  She began designing pieces for local judges and some on city council.  Bridgeja also designed a three piece pearl set for First Lady Michelle Obama as well... Read More

Black History Month SBA Success Story

Topp Knotch was certified in March 1998 as an 8(a) firm to provide professional, administration, clerical and administrative office support staffing solutions and staff augmentation services. This dynamic company was was founded in 1995 by Diedria Joseph, an African American woman from New Orleans, La.

In February, 2000, the company received its first contract in the amount of $325,000 to provide office support to the Veterans Administration Medical Center. Later that year, Topp Knotch Personnel received another contract valued at $275,000 to provide data entry processor staffing to the USDA National Finance Center. In March, 2002 the company received a contract from Lockheed Martin valued at $870,000 to provide support staff for the Mailroom and Help Desk.

Since its inception, Topp Knotch Personnel, Inc. has employed over 10,000+ employees that are proficient in such industries as Medical Billing, Data Entry, Medical Clerk, Mailroom Support Staff, Temporary Help... Read More