From Our Company:

For Immediate Release - March 29, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. CDT

SLS Comments On Status of Louisiana Flood Recovery Bid Process

SLSCO L.P. (“SLS”) would like to set the record straight regarding our company’s bid on the
important Restore Louisiana (“ReLa”) flood recovery program in the State of Louisiana. Here
are the facts that the people of Louisiana deserve to know.

SLS finished third out of five bidders largely due to the state’s chosen compensation method for
the ReLa project. We accepted our third place finish and had moved on until the second place
bidder disputed the results arguing that the first place bidder needed a Louisiana contractor’s

The second place bidder subsequently filed a complaint with the Louisiana State Licensing Board
for Contractors on those grounds, and each bidder was asked to provide an opinion statement for
consideration by the Licensing Board and its counsel. SLS complied with the request and provided
an opinion statement to the Board on March 13, 2017 – some four days after the licensing board’s
counsel, Larry Bankston, issued his March 9, 2017 legal opinion recommending a residential
contractor’s license for all bidders. What’s more, SLS’ statement only partly agrees with Mr.
Bankston’s legal opinion.

SLS will always advocate that the survivors of the Great Flood deserve qualified and licensed
assistance. Our opinion to the Licensing Board and our actions throughout the bidding process
clearly reflect that we have always believed that both residential and commercial construction
licenses are needed. We are pleased that the State ultimately agreed with SLS’ contentions and
included a requirement in the new Solicitation for Offers that all bidders have both residential and
commercial licenses in order to be qualified participants.

Despite the above facts, a sideshow of false allegations have unjustly questioned our company’s
integrity. These false accusations suggest that Ben Bankston, an employee of a company under
common ownership with SLS, is somehow involved in the bidding process for this project. That
claim is patently untrue. The fact is that Ben Bankston is employed by a company which was
acquired by the owners of SLS in early 2016. Ben was an employee of that company long before
the acquisition and continues to work in that entirely separate company that is not and never could
be involved in the ReLa Program.

We hope the people of Louisiana will hear these facts and recognize our company’s impeccable
record of integrity, honesty and hard work.

SLS remains ready, willing and able to serve the people of Louisiana.

Media Contact - Liz Rogers Alvarado - - office: 713.880.8411


With an extensive background in residential and commercial construction, as well as infrastructure planning, our team at SLS manages a wide variety of construction projects from beginning to end. We work with municipalities, counties, parishes, states and national governing entities, as well as private companies, to provide the necessary resources for their communities’ operations, all while minimizing risk, time and cost. From program management to disaster recovery housing to remote workforce housing, we service traditional and nontraditional projects.



If you’ve had your home or community damaged by a disaster, you’ve experienced the difficulties restoring it and returning to a sense of normalcy. Our SLS team works with local, state and federal government agencies to provide disaster recovery housing services for communities. 


founded on integrity. focused on service.

In 1995, the three Sullivan brothers founded SLS with the goal to uphold integrity in every job, project and action. For more than twenty years, they have helped the company stay true to its mission by providing the highest quality service while delivering construction projects on-budget and on-time. With an emphasis on program and construction management, 



No matter where your company operates, you should be able to support your employees with a fully operational site – complete with living, working, dining and recreational areas. At SLS, we work with energy companies to provide custom-designed, fully equipped remote location facilities that maximize employee productivity and foster a comfortable work environment. 


strength in action.

At SLS, we know every recovery construction project has a unique set of requirements, and we’ve created our program and construction management service offering around those varying needs. Working with local, state, regional and federal government agencies, as well as homeowners and residents, we manage every detail of planning, implementation and completion for large-scale housing recovery projects. Our scalable team works within a wide range of settings, scenarios and locations to produce timely, measurable results. Over the past decade, we’ve overseen recovery projects for more than 5,000 homes across the U.S., focusing primarily on the Gulf and East coasts. In every program and construction management engagement, our team works directly with our clients to create feasible, efficient programs that help residents and communities recover from mass disasters.